Report: Felony charges dropped against ex-Cat Liggins

February 12, 2014 

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins (25) shoots a foul shot against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Oklahoma City won 119-98.


Criminal felony charges against former University of Kentucky basketball player DeAndre Liggins have been dismissed, according to a report out of Oklahoma.

KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City reported Wednesday that Oklahoma County court records show the charges against Liggins and his friend Marcus Rogers have been dropped.

Liggins was arrested Aug. 31 after his girlfriend told police he attacked her in front of their 2-year-old son.

Liggins faced charges of kidnapping, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor.

According to the News 9 report, all felony charges were dismissed in court Wednesday morning. Liggins will face only a misdemeanor charge for domestic abuse.

An affidavit filed in district court last fall said the woman told police that Liggins punched and hit her at their home. When the woman locked herself in a bedroom, Liggins "kicked the door in and pushed her down" before dropping a fan on her, stomping her with his foot and then dropping an Xbox on her head.

When she tried to get away, Rogers allegedly held her against her will.

The Oklahoma City Thunder waived the 25-year-old Liggins a few days after his arrest. He has not played in the NBA since.

Liggins is playing this season in the NBA Developmental League for the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce. He is averaging 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. He had 19 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals in his most recent game, a 105-96 victory over Canton on Tuesday night.

Liggins averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 39 games with the Thunder last season, his first in Oklahoma City.

Liggins played three seasons at Kentucky from 2008 to 2011. He was a member of UK's Final Four team in 2011.

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