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Josh Giddey won’t face charges over alleged underage relationship

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Josh Giddey won’t face charges over alleged underage relationship

YOUNG GUN. Thunder guard Josh Giddey (left) drives against Clippers forward Paul George.

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Police say they’re ‘unable to corroborate any criminal activity’ involving Thunder guard Josh Giddey, who allegedly had a relationship with an underage girl

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey will not face charges following an investigation into allegations of a relationship with an underage girl, police in California said.

“After a thorough and exhaustive examination, we have completed our investigation into information that was circulating on social media involving Josh Giddey,” Newport Beach police said in a statement issued Wednesday night, January 18. 

“Our detectives have reviewed all of the available information and were unable to corroborate any criminal activity related to Mr. Giddey.”

Giddey, 21, already was subject to an NBA investigation regarding the same matter after since-deleted social media posts first made the allegations in November. The NBA deferred its probe during the police investigation.

NBA spokesman Michael Bass said Wednesday the league is “continuing our review” of the matter, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Giddey was not suspended during the police inquiry and has appeared in 39 games (all starts). He is averaging 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists, all career lows, this season.

The Thunder selected the Australia native with the No. 6 overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft. – Rappler.com

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