Woj: Knicks Told Mavericks of Kristaps Porzingis Rape Allegation on Trade Call

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The New York Knicks informed the Dallas Mavericks of the pending rape allegation against Kristaps Porzingis prior to the teams' Jan. 31 trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Wojnarowski added that the NBA league office was also aware of the allegation prior to Saturday's report by the New York Post's Tina Moore.

Per Moore, a woman told authorities a sexual assault happened on Feb. 7, 2018, hours after Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The woman, who lived in the same building as Porzingis, told police that he visited her around 2 a.m. and invited her to his room, where he allegedly raped her.

According to Moore, the woman said she did not initially file a report because Porzingis offered $68,000 "to pay for her brother's college tuition, but then reneged."

#basketball, #professional

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