DeAndre Liggins arrested on domestic abuse charges

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - According to an Oklahoma newspaper, former UK player DeAndre Liggins was arrested Saturday on domestic abuse charges.

The Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse with a deadly weapon and domestic assault in the presence of a minor, according to The Oklahoman.

The paper also included a statement from Thunder GM Sam Presti, acknowledging the incident.

“We are aware of the situation and take this matter seriously,” Presti said in an official statement from the team. “We are in the process of gathering more information and have no further comment at this time.”

Liggins was taken to the Oklahoma City jail. According to a jail official he is being held on complaints of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor.

Liggins spent three years at the University of Kentucky and was a 2011 second-round draft pick by the Magic, he signed a two-year minimum salary contract with the Thunder in 2012.

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