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Joshua Primo allegedly exposed himself to multiple women before Spurs release

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Joshua Primo allegedly exposed himself to multiple women before Spurs release

OUT. Spurs guard Joshua Primo drives past Timberwolves guard Jordan McLaughlin in a recent game.

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A former female Spurs employee claims 19-year-old Joshua Primo, the team’s 12th overall pick in 2021, exposed himself to her

Former San Antonio Spurs guard Joshua Primo allegedly exposed himself to multiple women, according to multiple reports on Saturday, October 29.

Primo was suddenly released by the Spurs on Friday night, which prompted curiosity over what could have led to such a move.

It was ESPN that initially reported that Primo’s release was due to him exposing himself to multiple women.

The Athletic later reported that a former female Spurs employee alleged Primo exposed himself to her. That woman has hired Tony Buzbee, the attorney that represented numerous women in sexual misconduct lawsuits against NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson.

After Primo’s release, San Antonio issued a brief statement.

“It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua,” Spurs chief executive officer RC Buford said.

Primo issued a statement to ESPN on Friday, expressing that he was struggling with his mental health.

“I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement,” Primo said. “I’ve been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully. I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in a similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”

Primo, 19, was the 12th overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft out of Alabama.

Earlier this month, San Antonio exercised a third-year team option on Primo’s rookie contract that would have kept him on the team through 2023-2024.

Primo played in four games this season and averaged 7.0 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds. Before being waived, he was on the team’s injury report, listed as having left glute soreness.

As a rookie in 2021-2022, Primo played 50 games, including 16 starts. He averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.

Primo is a native of Toronto. – Rappler.com

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