Kendrick Perkins is accused of punching a woman and her brother outside a Houston nightclub.
The Oklahoma City Thunder center posted a $1,000 bond Thursday morning after being charged with misdemeanor assault. Perkins’ brother-in-law, Quincy Alpough, faces the same charge.
According to court documents, the alleged assault happened in July outside the Nox nightclub in the 4700 block of Nett. Miketta Cotton told police that she and her brother, Ja’Keenan, were leaving the club when their car and another vehicle “backed into each other,” according to KHOU.
Cotton said she got out of the car to talk to the male driver when a female passenger jumped out, pulled her hair back, and started taking off her jewelry like she was getting to ready to fight. Cotton said she was able to calm the woman down, but Alpough jumped out the car and pushed her, yelling, “That’s my cousin!”
When Ja’Keenan Cotton saw Alpough push his sister, he got out of the car. He told police that Perkins punched him in the head, and Miketta Cotton said the 28-year-old punched her in the face with a closed fist. Both of them were knocked to the ground. Catherine McGrue, who was in the car with Miketta and Ja’Keenan Cotton, said Alpough hit her in the throat with his elbow, knocking her unconscious.
The Cottons and Catherine McGrue all claimed that a group of people kicked them repeatedly while they were on the ground. Ja’Keenan Cotton said he recognized Kendrick Perkins and Quincy Alpough, and at least one witness backed up their story.
Last November, Kendrick Perkins was involved in an altercation with Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph. The Grizzlies were leading 101-89 in the fourth quarter when the two started yelling at each other. Perkins told Randolph to meet him at the bus after the game. The two men were ejected, but got into another altercation in the locker room. They were separated by Oklahoma City police, but no immediate action was taken against either player.
Zach Randolph was fined $25,000 after the altercation with Kendrick Perkins.
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