UPDATE: Former Rocket Royce White Allegedly Under Investigation For Domestic Violence
Houston (CBS Houston) –According to a TMZ report, former Houston Rocket Royce White is under investigation for domestic violence.
Allegedly the incident took place back on June 22, 2013 in the Houston area where records show someone made a call to 911 to report a laceration above White’s then-girlfriend Tania Mehra’s right eye. Law enforcement say at the time, Tania claimed she suffered the injury from an “accidental fall” in order to protect White’s NBA career.
The report says that Mehra has changed her story and is now telling police that White assaulted her.
Police say that no charges have been filed on this allegation.
White, 22, was selected by Houston with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft but never played for the Rockets or the NBA. White has publicly battled with his own personal anxiety and mental health issues.
Here is a link to the TMZ report
UPDATED: Royce White’s legal team issued an official statement Thursday morning
“Royce has seen today’s media reports that law enforcement in Texas is investigating claims of domestic violence by a terminated and disgruntled former employee of his charitable organization. Royce vehemently denies the allegations and is looking forward to a speedy and just resolution of these unfortunate and unfair claims. It is all too easy to make allegations, especially when directed at a person who is in the public eye. Royce hopes that the media will be equally attentive when these allegations ultimately are rejected.”
White has always taken to Twitter to be ‘candid’ and vocal, here’s the latest from Royce White:
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