Clippers’ center Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge


New Clipper reserve center, who played last season for the Heat, was arrested on Sunday in Miami on a battery charge tied to domestic violence, reports the Miami Herald.

Miami-Dade jail records show Reed, 27, who signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last month, was still in jail as on 7:30 a.m. He was charged with misdemeanor battery.

Details about the alleged crime were not immediately available.

Reed, who is working out in Miami this offseason, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday and is expected to be in court later in the day on the battery charge, at that time he can post the $1,500 bond and get out of jail. Obviously, there will be future court dates, how many and when depend upon how the case progresses (without details it’s difficult to comment further).

In addition to the legal system, Reed could face a suspension from the league if found guilty, Darren Collison was given a lenient eight games last season, former Hornet Jeff Taylor got 24 games back in 2014. However, the new CBA calls more than just punishment for abusers, it calls for them to get counseling, potentially intervention, and resources to deal with whatever the issues to prevent this violence in the future.

Reed played 71 games as a backup center, and occasional starter, for the Heat last season. Reed was one of many players who saw how much players were paid last summer, when the salary cap spiked, and thought he could cash in. Instead, he settled for a one-year minimum deal with the Clippers after the Heat had moved on after drafting Edrice Adebayo and planning to play a little smaller at times next season.