Austin Spurs' Joshua Primo released as sources claim he exposed himself to women multiple times
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Josh Primo was unexpectedly released by the Austin Spurs on Friday night, October 28, following reports that the 2021 lottery pick repeatedly exposed himself to women, according to ESPN. An updated report from Saturday night, October 29, provided more details regarding Primo's unexpected departure. In his initial interview with ESPN on Friday, the second-year guard said that he knew the news had surprised fans and that he was taking the time to "focus on [his] mental health treatment more fully."
Primo stated, "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 allegedly exposed himself to a former Spurs employee, according to The Athletic. According to the story, she has hired Tony Buzbee as her attorney.
Sources: A former Spurs female employee has alleged that guard Josh Primo exposed himself to her, and she has hired attorney Tony Buzbee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 29, 2022
Buzbee represented the women in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against NFL QB Deshaun Watson.
The Athletic's Shams Charania tweeted, "Buzbee represented the women in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against NFL QB Deshaun Watson."
Numerous NBA clubs want to sign the 19-year-old, according to ESPN, but they want to learn more about the circumstances first, as he becomes a free agent after clearing waivers on Monday, October 31. The Spurs made the Alabama guard their No 12 pick in the draft and he had a promising freshman season, playing in 50 games and scoring 5.8 points per game. The 19-year-old was labeled as out before the Spurs' Friday night game against the Bulls due to a glute ailment he sustained recently.
As per the NY Post, In a statement, CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment RC Buford reportedly expressed his optimism that San Antonio's choice to release the guard "will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua."
Primo joined the Spurs after graduating from the University of Alabama, where he played 30 games and averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Earlier, the Spurs chose to exercise guard Primo's third-year option for the 2023–2024 season, which secures the guard $4.3M, Fox News reported.
Meanwhile, the news has grabbed attention on Twitter as one user tweeted, "The Spurs absolutely did the right thing in waiving him. Some things are bigger than basketball." Another user wrote, "Man what’s so hard for these athletes to just have some respect and morals." "Innocent until proven guilty," wrote another.
The Spurs absolutely did the right thing in waiving him. Some things are bigger than basketball.— Ruben (@ruben_dealba) October 30, 2022
Man what’s so hard for these athletes to just have some respect and morals— Raoof Ali (@raoof_ali1) October 29, 2022
Innocent until proven guilty— WE DID IT 💍💍💍💍 (@CurryTakingOver) October 29, 2022
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