OKC Thunder: Kendrick Perkins facing assault charge in Houston

by Darnell Mayberry Published: October 10, 2013

Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in Houston stemming from an alleged altercation outside of a nightclub in July.

Perkins, who is accused of punching a woman and her brother, posted a $1,000 bond Thursday morning. He was not seen at the team's practice Thursday afternoon.

“We were made aware of the allegations,” said Thunder general manager Sam Presti in a statement. “It is something we take seriously and are gathering more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”

According to KHOU.com, which cites court documents, the incident happened outside of Nox nightclub. The case was initially dismissed, but Perkins and his brother-in-law, Quincy Alpough, were both charged when it was re-filed.

The website reports Miketta Cotton told police she and her brother were leaving the club when their vehicle and another vehicle “backed into each other.” The report goes on to say Cotton got out of her vehicle to talk with the male driver when a woman in the passenger seat “suddenly jumped out of the car, pulled her hair back and began taking off her jewelry like she was ready to fight.”

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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