REPORT: Former NBA Star Eric Bledsoe Arrested For Domestic Violence

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Former NBA player Eric Bledsoe was arrested for domestic violence Wednesday after his girlfriend claimed he slapped her, according to TMZ.

Police allegedly responded to a domestic incident call in Lost Hills, California, at approximately 11:13 p.m. They arrested Bledsoe for misdemeanor domestic violence after an investigation, according to TMZ. The 32-year-old athlete was booked at the sheriff’s station in Lost Hills and was later released from police custody after posting bail, according to the outlet.

His girlfriend reportedly posted and then later deleted an image related to the alleged abuse. She captioned the image with the words, “NO RELATIONSHIP LIKE THIS IS EVER WORTH STAYING IN,” according to TMZ.

“Domestic violence is real! This wasn’t the first time but I sat here and stayed so it’s my fault!!” she continued in the caption of the since-deleted image, according to TMZ.

“ERIC BLEDSOE really is a monster,” she wrote, TMZ reported. (RELATED: Golden State’s Green To Take Leave Of Absence After Viral Assault Clip — But Will The League Discipline Him?)

Reports began circulating that Bledsoe was set to sign with the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Shanghai Sharks hours before the alleged incident with his girlfriend unfolded, according to TMZ.

The Birmingham, Alabama, native played for the Kentucky Wildcats from 2009-2010. He was picked 18th overall in the NBA draft in 2010. Bledsoe has played for the Clippers, Pelicans, Bucks and Suns and was chosen for the NBA’s All-Defense team in 2019 and 2020.