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Felony charges dropped against former Thunder player accused of brutal beating


OKLAHOMA CITY – Felony charges have been dropped against a former Oklahoma City Thunder player who was arrested after police claimed he brutally attacking his girlfriend.

Former Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was facing nine counts including assault and battery and kidnapping.

According to the original arrest affidavit, Liggins’ girlfriend told police he violently beat her in front of her 2-year-old son.

The report states Liggins allegedly threw her from her bed, punched her, stomped on her head and hit her in the head with an Xbox and a box fan.

When the woman attempted to run from the home, authorities said Marcus Rogers, Liggins’ friend, chased her and dragged her back into the house.

During the attack, the woman allegedly suffered several abrasions and a separated shoulder.

Rogers was also facing two criminal counts but the felony charges have been dropped against him as well.

Wednesday all felony charges were dismissed in court.

However, Liggins will still face a misdemeanor charge for domestic abuse.

Liggins was released from the Oklahoma City Thunder shortly after his arrest.

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