What do we know about the charge brought against former Spurs player, Bryn Forbes?
While details are still emerging, what we do know is that the NBA player is accused of some very nasty behavior, which could ultimately see him incarcerated if convicted.
From a college star, to a decent player in the NBA, it appears the guard has gone down the wrong path where his off-court behavior is concerned, leaving us to wonder what the future holds for him now that he faces legal consequences because of it.
Bryn Forbes arrested on family violence charge
According to reports, Bryn Forbes, an NBA free agent who has played for four teams over seven seasons, was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of assault with bodily injury, a misdemeanor, after a verbal argument with his girlfriend became violent. Forbes, a 29-year-old guard who was released just last week by the Minnesota Timberwolves, at a residence in north-central San Antonio at the La Cantera Resort & Spa after which he was taken to the Bexar County Jail, where bail had not been set.
It is understood that Forbes and his companion were out earlier in the night, but an altercation between them turned physical upon their return to the resort. Forbes is said to have struck his girlfriend multiple times, which indeed resulted in her requiring medical attention. At present, there are no further details about the incident which occurred between them.
Who is Bryn Forbes
As mentioned before, Forbes was recently released by the Minnesota Timberwolves for whom he played just 25 games this season - he is now a free agent. Prior to that, he’s been something of a journeyman in the league with stints on the roster of a number of teams. Most notably, the former Michigan State star spent his first four seasons in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs from 2016. A consistent starter during both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, he averaged a career-high 11.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
From there, Forbes joined the Milwaukee Bucks and was actually part of their title winning team in 2021, however it wouldn’t be long before he made a return to San Antonio, the very next season in fact. Yet, it wasn’t to be a happy homecoming as he was promptly traded to the Denver Nuggets midway through the campaign. It was last July when he signed with the Timberwolves who waived him after acquiring both Mike Conley Jr. and Nickeil Alexander-Walker in a trade that saw D’Angelo Russell move to the Los Angeles Lakers. As per reports, the investigation into Forbes alleged actions is ongoing.