Woman accuses Mo Cheeks of threatening her, pulling her hair

  • Frank Santos

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When the Detroit Pistons hired Mo Cheeks to replace Lawrence Frank in Motown, they already knew Cheeks has had some character questioning issues in the past. In early September, just three months after his hire, Cheeks was questioned by police in what was believed to be a domestic dispute, but was never charged. Details have emerged, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, of either another incident, or more likely, additional details of the aforementioned dispute, and they aren’t pretty.

The Detroit Free Press has the details, courtesy of ProBasketballTalk:

A 45-year-old Atlanta woman visiting Cheeks, 56, in August told Birmingham Police that she confronted him after finding a glass in the dishwasher rimmed with another woman’s lipstick, according to the investigation report released today under the Freedom of Information Act.“During the argument, (she) threw the glass down a flight of stairs, shattering it on the bottom of the staircase,” the officer wrote in the report. “She stated Cheeks was trying to prevent her from leaving and was taking her belongings out of the suitcase and throwing them around the bedroom … screaming at her to clean up the broken glass and calling her a (expletive).”The woman told police that Cheeks blocked her from leaving, pulling her hair and putting his fist against the side of her face. She said he agreed to let her leave when she agreed to clean up the broken glass. Instead, she fled and called 911. Police picked her up just after midnight Aug. 31, at the corner of Woodward and Bowers.

The one thing that comes to mind about Mo Cheeks is a Matt Barnes interview from Dan LeBetard is Highly Questionable, where Barnes discusses the bad relationship he had with Cheeks. That interview, and other incidents between Cheeks and his players can be found in this article. What effect this will have on the Pistons going forward is unclear, but there is no doubt that the talent on this roster is there, and the blame for a disappointing 2013-2014 campaign may land right on Cheeks’ lap.

As always, it is important to note that Cheeks was never charged with a crime, and the report is simply an allegation.

By: Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Co-Founder


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