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Royce White reportedly under investigation for domestic violence

Royce WhitePhiladelphia 76ers forward Royce White is reportedly under investigation for domestic violence for an incident that occurred earlier this summer.

TMZ reported on Wednesday that White’s ex-girlfriend, Maxim model Tania Mehra, filed a police report on Aug. 30 to report an incident that took place at White’s Houston-area home on June 22. Police say someone called 911 that day to report a laceration above Mehra’s right eye. She claimed it was the result of an accidental fall. TMZ shared a photo of the injury:

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However, Mehra changed her story in the police report she allegedly filed on Aug. 30, claiming that she lied before and that White actually hit her.

“The victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA and did not want the incident to damage his career,” police reportedly told TMZ. The victim stated that White had assaulted her after she became angered by his advances toward her friend.”

Mehra also reportedly claimed that White threw a candle holder at her during the altercation but missed and smashed a mirror. A photo of the alleged damage from that can be seen here.

No charges have been filed against White as the investigation is still ongoing. White, a first-round pick out of Iowa State, did not play in the NBA during his rookie season last year as he dealt with mental health issues. He is infamously known for taunting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Twitter last year, which prompted Kevin Durant to poke fun at his fear of flying.



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