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Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins

An arrest warrant for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge has been issued in Mobile, Alabama.

The Mobile municipal court website lists a third-degree harassing communications charge against Cousins, but no other details have been disclosed. A police spokesperson told USA Today Sports that “an arrest warrant has been issued.”

Christy West, a former girlfriend of Cousins’, is seeking a restraining order against him after she said in court documents and in a police report that he threatened her and has previously choked her.

The 29-year-old former All-Star suffered a torn ACL earlier this month and could miss the entire season — his first with the Lakers.