Lakers power forward and center Jordan Hill was charged with felony assault of a family member by strangulation today, months after the alleged incident occurred. According to Yahoo! Sports, the incident occurred on February 29 and a police report was filed with the Houston Police Department on March 29. Hill was traded from Houston to Los Angeles on March 15.
The incident allegedly stemmed from an argument about Hill’s future with his girlfriend, reports ABC 13 Houston. His girlfriend stated that she threw his cell phone to the floor. Hill allegedly became enraged, assaulted her, and then placed her in a chokehold when she refused to pick up the phone off the floor. The police have obtained photos from her friend which they say corroborate the story.