Disgusting Behavior: Two employees file charges against Anthony Edwards after chair barely touches them following Game 5 loss
The Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-109 on Tuesday night to win the first-round NBA playoff series in five games.
Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards missed the tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer. Edwards, obviously pissed off his season just ended, stormed into the locker room and tossed a fold up chair along the way.
Turns out, that chair barely touched two Nuggets’ employees and now these bloodsuckers are charging Anthony Edwards for third degree assault.
Anthony Edwards Charged with Third Degree Assault lol
It definitely doesn’t come as any surprise how disgusting people can be when given the opportunity to capitalize monetarily off of a situation like this. Judging by the videos above, this might be one of the worst cases I have ever seen.
I understand Edwards shouldn’t have stormed off the court and shouldn’t have thrown a chair regardless who was standing around him. However, it’s blatantly obvious to anyone who watches the videos or really, sports in general that there was no ill will by Edwards here. He probably didn’t even see anyone standing there in the first place.
Oh and the even more blatantly obvious, the chair barely hit anyone?
“A law enforcement source said Edwards picked up a chair & swung it, striking a security guard…A source confirmed the incident and said both employees were injured & asked to file charges.”
The incident occurred as Edwards headed toward the Wolves’ locker room after the loss and swung a folding chair, injuring the employees, according to Denver police. The injuries were not serious, Denver police spokesman Jay Casillas told ESPN.
“We are aware of the alleged incident regarding Anthony Edwards following Game 5 in Denver and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Wolves said in a statement released Wednesday night. “We have no further comment at this moment.”
Edwards is scheduled for a June 9 court date in Denver, according to the citation. Third-degree assault is a class one misdemeanor in the state of Colorado and is defined as “knowingly or recklessly” causing bodily injury. If convicted, Edwards faces possible jail time and a fine of up to $1,000.
Uh. What? Wait a second. Did anyone watch the video?
Why is everyone acting like Edwards was in a WWE match and used the chair as a violent weapon.
OH ALSO…THE CHAIR BARELY HIT ANYONE.
If you have followed Edwards and have listened to his press conferences, this is a fantastic kid with a huge heart. He obviously didn’t mean to harm anyone here and by watching the video a few times, he almost certainly didn’t hurt anyone. Even the police report says the “injuries were not serious”. Give me a fucking break already.
Again, that chair barely hit anyone and there’s absolutely no reason to file charges against him. Period.
Edwards just missed the game tying shot to keep the Minnesota Timberwolves alive in the playoffs and was obviously frustrated, opting to run back into the locker room at the final buzzer. Did these two employees think for a second to contact the Timberwolves organization or try to reach out to Edwards personally? I’m sure that could have solved the problem.
But no, they went ahead and filed charges against Edwards instead, looking for an easy payday.
These two employees should have trouble looking in the mirror every morning when they wake up. How about they come out and speak about what happened and show us how injured they were because of the folding chair?
No? Didn’t think so.
Nothing more than a greedy cash grab. Gross.
Throwing anything in an area where adults and small children are present is dangerous. It shows lack of self control to say the least. He represent an organization that has standards regarding his behavior. He acted very immature and should be held accountable for his actions. Maybe he will think twice before he dies it again.
There were no small children and the chair barely touched anyone. What are you even talking about
Throwing anything in an area where adults and small children are present is dangerous. It shows lack of self control to say the least. He represent an organization that has standards regarding his behavior. He acted very immature and should be held accountable for his actions. Maybe he will think twice before he does it again. His behavior is telling!
How about maybe just don’t throw anything? Don’t be a bad sport, be a better example.
the ultimate goal
Just be a grown up and accept a loss with grace instead of a temper tantrum. Or wait and let out that emotion in the locker room.
That’s fine but to charge him with third degree assault is unacceptable. The league can fine him. The security guards are just looking for a cash grav
The league should suspend him for 20 games +a hefty fine next yr. It is not that he barely hit anyone. It’s the fact he could have seriously hurt someone or even a child. This is a bad look on the league and the commissioner needs to send a strong message that this kind on behavior will not be tolerated. Just what would the lawsuit be worth if he had hit a child!
Let’s not play “what-ifs” in this situation. Look at the video. If the league wants to take action, fine. But the security guards pressing third degree assault charges against him is completely ridiculous.