*Philadelphia 76ers forward Royce White is under investigation for domestic assault that took place in June while he was a member of the Houston Rockets, reports TMZ.
The case was originally classified as an accident, but in the past week, his now ex-girlfriend has changed her tune.
According to the report, White’s then-girlfriend Tania Mehra originally called 911 and reported the incident as an accident to protect White’s NBA career. Officers documented a cut above her eye, but she told cops that she had fallen.
The report says that Mehra is now telling police that White assaulted her after she confronted him about trying to get with one of her friends.
White, 22, was the 16th overall selection by the Houston Rockets in the 2012 NBA draft. Earlier this summer, he was traded to the 76ers along with Furkan Aldemir and is currently fighting a much-publicized battle with anxiety, having been at odds with the Rockets over setting a protocol over mental health issues. [Below, two clips from HBO’s “Real Sports” piece in January 2013, featuring White discussing his mental health concerns.]
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