It just continues to get worse for Philadelphia 76ers forward Royce White in his brief NBA career. The 2nd year player and former Iowa State star is now at the center of an investigation after allegedly beating up his then-girlfriend.
Tania Mehra, a Maxim model, filed a police report on August 30 regarding an incident that happened at White’s home in the Houston area that happened in June.
According to TMZ,
“Law enforcement records show someone called 911 on June 22, 2013 to report a laceration above Tania’s right eye. Cops say at the time, Tania claimed she suffered the injury from an “accidental fall.” But Tania changed her tune last week … and filed an incident report in which she claims she lied on the night of the incident — and says in reality, Royce is to blame for her injury. Cops stated that the victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA and did not want the incident to damage his career. Law enforcement also said that the victim stated that White had assaulted her after she became angered by his advances toward her friend.”
The situation is under investigation and no charges have been filed against the 22-year old White. After being drafted in the first round by the Houston Rockets in 2012, White missed his entire rookie season by stating that his mental health issues were not safe enough for him to play. He was traded to the Sixers this off-season in hopes of having an NBA career despite his illness.
White was also recently in the news for planning to open up a mental health clinic in Houston.