Oct 17, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks looks up at the scoreboard during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports

Abuse Details Emerge


A 45-year-old Atlanta woman visiting Cheeks, 56, in August told Birmingham Police that she confronted him after finding a glass in the dishwasher rimmed with another woman’s lipstick, according to the investigation report released today under the Freedom of Information Act.

“During the argument, (she) threw the glass down a flight of stairs, shattering it on the bottom of the staircase,” the officer wrote in the report. “She stated Cheeks was trying to prevent her from leaving and was taking her belongings out of the suitcase and throwing them around the bedroom … screaming at her to clean up the broken glass and calling her a (expletive).”

The woman told police that Cheeks blocked her from leaving, pulling her hair and putting his fist against the side of her face. She said he agreed to let her leave when she agreed to clean up the broken glass. Instead, she fled and called 911. Police picked her up just after midnight Aug. 31, at the corner of Woodward and Bowers.

Pistons spokesman Kevin Grigg today also declined to comment on the allegations released in the report.

“This situation’s closed for us because nothing ever came — it was thrown out,” he said. “The issue’s closed for us.”

Oh lord. That doesn’t sound too good. Circle the wagons, boys.

 

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