UPDATE: 1:30pm EST
Jordan Hill was charged with assaulting his girlfriend by choking her, according to a the police report describing the incident. It reveals that the alleged victim is Hill's girlfriend, Darlene Luna.
According to the report, Luna dated Hill for two years. Luna claims Hill assaulted her and left bruises on her legs and then tried to choke her. It's interesting - Luna's complaint to cops was lodged 1 month after the alleged incident.The report says Luna was uncertain as to whether she'll press charges.
Despite a first game win in the 2012 NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers are in another controversy involving one of their players.
According to TMZ, big man Jordan Hill has just been charged with felony assault for allegedly choking a family member during an altercation in Texas earlier this year.
As reported by TMZ:The charge was filed by the Harris County District Attorney in Houston. It's unclear who Hill is accused of attacking. The alleged incident took place on February 29. If convicted, Hill faces up to 10 years in prison.
Hill came over in trade to the Lakers from Houston in exchange for longtime favorite Derek Fisher.
Last week, Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended for seven games for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden.