Who is Eric Bledsoe's girlfriend? Ex NBA star arrested for domestic violence, victim says 'not the first time'

Who is Eric Bledsoe's girlfriend? Ex NBA star arrested for domestic violence, victim says 'not the first time'
Eric Bledsoe #12 of the Los Angeles Clippers brings the ball up the court during the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 01, 2022 in New York City (Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

LOST HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Ex NBA player Eric Bledsoe was arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence on Wednesday, October 26. The 32-year-old point guard who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers allegedly slapped his girlfriend who then called the cops late night at 11.13 pm. 

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Bledsoe's arrest came merely a few hours after reports of him signing with the Chinese Basketball Association's Shanghai Sharks. Following the call from his girlfriend reporting the incident, deputies responded to their residence in Lost Hills and booked the professional basketball player at the Lost Hills Sheriff's station, as per an article by TMZ Sports. He was soon bonded out. His girlfriend, Briona May, also shared a photograph of her bruised face in a now-deleted post on Instagram. 

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Eric Bledsoe #12 of the LA Clippers in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on October 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Eric Bledsoe #12 of the LA Clippers in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on October 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bledsoe's girlfriend, whose Instragram handle is @briona_maeee, took to social media to share picture of a red mark on her face following the incident. "NO RELATIONSHIP LIKE THIS IS EVER WORTH STAYING IN," she captioned the post that has since been deleted. She also alleged that such violence on the part of the ex-NBA guard was not new. "Domestic violence is real! This wasn't the first time but I sat here and stayed so it's my fault!! ERIC BLEDSOE really is a monster," she wrote. 

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Bledsoe, who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers had been earlier drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010. The 32-year-old had also played a season of college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats. Between 2013 and 2017, he also had a four-year tenure with the Phoenix Suns, who then traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 2020, he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. Finally in 2021, he returned to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he reamained till the beginning of 2022, after which he found himself playing for the Portland Trail Blazers. However, an issue with his left Achilles tendon ruled him out for the remainder of the season, and he was waived off, having not played a single match for the team. He plays the point guard position. 

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Hours before his arrest on the charges of domestic violence, it was revealed that Bledsoe, whose NBA career spanned 12 years, had signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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