The representation of Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis II is seeking a dismissal of the criminal case that sees him facing multiple charges after he was arrested in New York in late October following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend.
Davis and his Counsel, Sandra Musumeci, appeared virtually in court Friday, where Musumeci explained that she had provided “exculpatory material” to Assistant District Attorney Mellisa Reilly.
Counsel and ADA Reilly agreed to a new hearing date of Dec. 23, by which time ADA Reilly could conclude an investigation that includes what Davis’ representative claims to be new exculpatory evidence.
As part of the proceedings, Davis was told by Judge Michael Gaffey that he must continue to “stay away” from the alleged victim in this case, but is now allowed to have some contact with his son.
According to details from the New York Police Department, Davis allegedly was visited by the victim on Oct. 27 at around 8:30 p.m. ET at the Beekman Hotel in lower Manhattan, where the couple then got into a verbal dispute. Afterwards, Davis allegedly hit her in the face.
Shortly after hearing of these allegations, the Raptors issued a statement saying they “take these issues very seriously, and will fully cooperate and support the League in its investigation of this matter as we work to determine the appropriate next steps with our team.”
The NBA investigation is conducted independent of court proceedings and in accordance with the joint NBA-NBPA Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse.
Davis, 23, is entering his second NBA season and saw his contract for this season guaranteed on Nov. 29. He has joined the Raptors for a variety of group activities since the alleged arrest, including participating in the team’s training camp.
On Thursday, after practice, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said he expects Davis to be available with the club in its pre-season opener Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets.