The Charlotte Hornets are denying recent reports suggesting that they've been in contract negotiations with restricted free agent Miles Bridges. Last month, ESPN reported that the Hornets and Bridges were discussing a new contract, and that both sides were optimistic that a deal could be agreed to in the near future. 

However, the Hornets came out with a statement via the Charlotte Observer refuting that report, saying "We have not been engaged in contract negotiations with Miles Bridges."

Bridges, who has not played this season, was arrested on June 29 and later charged with one felony count of injuring a child's parent, and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death.