Third-degree harassment charges against DeMarcus Cousins have been dropped, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The charges were filed after an alleged dispute between Cousins and the mother of his child over their son appearing at Cousins’ wedding.
The case, filed in Alabama, has now been dismissed.
The charges were levied in the weeks following news that Cousins would miss the 2019-20 campaign with a knee injury, not long after inking a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
We wrote about the initial charges and the arrest warrant that had been issued for Cousins back in August.
The news will clear Cousins to focus on recovering from the torn ACL injury that ruined a potential comeback campaign in Los Angeles following an abbreviated season with the Warriors.
Cousins signed on for $3.5 million to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis lead the franchise back to the postseason.
While the Lakers haven’t formally closed the door on the idea of Cousins returning to the court this season, it’s worth noting that the league awarded the team a disabled player exception for Cousins, which means that a third-party doctor ruled it likely that the big man’s injury would keep him sidelined through mid-June.