Royce White facing domestic-related police probe

Former Houston Rockets forward Royce White is at the centre of a police probe. (AFP)

Former Houston Rockets forward Royce White is at the centre of a police probe. (AFP)

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, Last Updated: 10:28 AM ET

For the third time in a week an NBA player could be facing domestic-related charges.

Philadelphia 76ers power forward Royce White is at the centre of a police probe over claims he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

Officers received details of model Tania Mehra getting a cut above her eye during an incident at White's home in Houston, Texas in June, but she told cops she had fallen over.

Now, Mehra has filed a follow-up report insisting the injury was sustained when Royce assaulted her during an argument, according to TMZ.com.

"The victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA and did not want the incident to damage his career," a police source told TMZ.

Last weekend, Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse with a deadly weapon and domestic assault in the presence of a minor, a felony in Oklahoma.

Similarly, Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger turned himself in earlier this week following an alleged incident with his girlfriend, including charges of battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation, according to Comcast New England.

-With files from WENN


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