Spurs waived Canadian Primo after allegation of exposure: reports


A feminine former San Antonio Spurs worker has alleged that now-former Spurs guard Josh Primo uncovered himself in her presence, an individual with data of the matter mentioned Saturday evening.

The particular person spoke to The Associated Press on situation of anonymity as a result of no particulars had been revealed publicly by the Spurs, Primo or the accuser.

Attorney Tony Buzbee confirmed to AP that he has been employed by “a former contractor” with the Spurs. He is the legal professional who represented 24 girls who sued Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, then of the Houston Texans, accusing him of sexual assault or harassment.

Watson is serving an 11-game unpaid suspension and was fined $5 million US by the NFL.

Primo, from Mississauga, Ont., was waived by the Spurs on Friday in a shocking transfer, on condition that the 19-year-old was thought-about to be an necessary half of the group’s future. ESPN, citing sources, reported Saturday that the Spurs parted methods with Primo after “a number of alleged cases of him exposing himself to girls.” The San Antonio Express-News additionally confirmed that the Spurs’ resolution adopted a number of allegations made towards Primo.

There are not any energetic courtroom circumstances towards Primo in Bexar County, Texas, in line with on-line data.

On Friday, Primo launched an announcement to ESPN saying that he has “been looking for assist to cope with earlier trauma I suffered and can now take this time to concentrate on my psychological well being therapy extra totally. I hope to have the ability to talk about these points sooner or later so I might help others who’ve suffered in an analogous method. I recognize privateness right now.”

The Spurs took Primo with the No. 12 choose within the 2021 NBA draft after he spent one yr of faculty at Alabama.

Primo averaged 5.8 factors, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his rookie season with the Spurs, and seven.0 factors, 4.5 assists and three.3 rebounds in 4 video games with the Spurs this season.

The group had even just lately picked up his third-year possibility, a largely procedural transfer that locked in a $4.3 million wage for subsequent season and confirmed that he was anticipated to stay within the Spurs’ plans. He was making $4.1 million this season.

“It is our hope that, in the long term, this resolution will serve one of the best curiosity of each the group and Joshua,” Spurs CEO R.C. Buford mentioned when the group waived Primo on Friday. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn’t add particulars, referring reporters to Buford’s assertion and saying “we’ll stick by what we informed you.”


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