Maurice Cheeks: Report was ‘an embarrassment’

Maurice Cheeks responded to a report that he threatened a woman, pulled her hair and called her a (expletive). Cheeks, via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

“No. 1, there’s always a little bit of embarrassment when something like that happens, right or wrong, there’s always some embarrassment,” Cheeks said Saturday at the Pistons practice facility. “For myself, who has always prided himself on being a high character person, it definitely is an embarrassment.

“But it happened, right or wrong, and I’m moving on.”

Cheeks deserved a chance to share his side of the story, and I appreciate that he didn’t brush this off without comment. It’s not clear whether his actions that night, the report’s existence or both embarrassed him. I’d like to know more about the incident, but that’s really his decision to make. He was not charged with a crime and the police report contained his explanation. He’s not obligated to share any more, and I doubt he will.

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