An attorney for Thunder center Kendrick Perkins has released a statement proclaiming his client’s innocence in an misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a July altercation outside of a nightclub in Houston.
“Kendrick Perkins did nothing wrong, and I am confident that he will be exonerated,” said Matt Hennessy of DeGuerin, Dickson, Hennessy & Ward. “My client takes these charges very seriously. He is a respectful and kind person and is anxious to address these charges for the sake of his family and his team. We will defend these allegations vigorously in court.”
In the state of Texas, the maximum punishment for assault with bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor, is one year in county jail and a $4,000 fine.
Perkins, who is accused of punching a woman and her brother, posted a $1,000 bond Thursday morning and was not seen at the team’s practice Thursday afternoon. It is unclear whether Perkins will speak to the media following the Thunder’s practice Friday.