Former Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. has reached a plea agreement in the assault of his former girlfriend and WNBA player Kysre Gondrezick.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the former Rockets guard pleaded guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree.
In a September interview with the New York Post, Kysre Gondrezick said: “He didn’t hit me. He never balled his fists up and hit me. And he definitely didn’t punch me in the face numerous times…I don’t have any injuries to support that.”
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 23, 2024
In Sept.2023, Porter Jr. pleaded not guilty to two felony assault charges and was released on $75,000 cash bail, and an order of protection was placed.
Porter was facing felony assault and strangulation after allegedly striking his Gondrezick “repeatedly about the face with a closed fist, causing a laceration above her right eye and bruising and substantial pain to her face” at a Manhattan hotel.
Immediately following the assault, Gondrezick states Porter Jr. “pressure to her neck by forcefully squeezing it, causing her to experience difficulty breathing, redness and bruising to her neck, and substantial pain.”
Later, she stated in to the New York Post, no assault had taken place. According to ABC13 Houston, Gondrezick suffered a fractured vertebra in her neck. Prosecutors state the attack by Porter continued until Gondrezick ran into the hotel hallway covered in blood.
Gondrezick was drafted by the Indiana Fever in 2021 and is currently a free agent. Porter Jr. was set to make $15 million with the Rockets next season.
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