Josh Giddey cleared after allegations of inappopriate relationship

The police said that they were unable to corroborate any criminal activity

By Web Desk
January 18, 2024
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The police in Newport Beach, California, said Wednesday that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey won't face charges over allegations he had an improper relationship with an underage girl.

The police said that they “were unable to corroborate any criminal activity” after the detectives reviewed all of the available information.

"After a thorough and exhaustive examination, we have completed our investigation into information that was circulating on social media involving Josh Giddey," the Newport Beach Police Department said in a statement.

The investigation began in November soon after the allegations surfaced.

In a post that was later deleted, an anonymous social media user said a girl seen with Giddey in videos and photos was a high school junior at the time.

The NBA had begun looking into the matter but put its investigation on hold pending the police probe.

Meanwhile Giddey, a 21-year-old Australian who was the sixth overall pick in the 2021 draft, has declined to comment on what Oklahoma City coach Mark Daigneault called a "personal matter."

Giddey has continued to play throughout the investigation and is averaging 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Thunder, but he has faced jeers in road games since the allegations surfaced.

— Additional input from AFP