Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested in Minnesota for the second time this week.
According to KSPT.com, Cunningham was taken into custody on suspicion of “terroristic threats” Sunday, three days after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.
Update: Police said the woman, who Cunningham had been living with for the previous eight months, contacted them saying the Timberwolves forward had violated a protection order by contacting her.
“The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information,” the Timberwolves said in a statement. “We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate.”
According to Minnesota law, terroristic threats statute states that:
You threatened, directly or indirectly, to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, vehicle or facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in a reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenienc
If it is found that you threatened violence or intended to terrorize an individual you face a maximum prison sentence of 5 years or a maximum fine of $10,000, or both.
“When the officer arrived and reviewed the messages, they were direct and rose to a terroristic level,” the police statement read.
The 26-year-old Cunningham was charged with one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation on Thursday and rejoined the team on Saturday after missing Friday’s game against the Miami Heat.
Cunningham played 34 minutes, scoring 12 points, grabbing six rebounds in a 100-92 loss to the Orlando Magic.
“The Minnesota Timberwolves organization takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation,” the team said on Thursday. “However, we need to let the legal process run its course, and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”
Cunningham in the final season of a three-year, $6.3 million contract with the Timberwolves.[PointForward]