There really is no introduction possible to prepare you for what you're about to read. But fair warning, it's as appalling and disturbing as it gets.
According to several news outlets, Brooklyn Nets' forward Rodions Kurucs was arrested on Tuesday for choking his girlfriend, whose name has not been disclosed at this time, during an argument that allegedly spun out of control.
Per Newsday's Laura Albanese, the 21-year-old was officially arrested for "criminal obstruction of breathing." The incident took place last month but was not made public.
In a truly horrifying description by the New York Daily News, "Kurucs allegedly screamed, 'I am going to kill myself!' He allegedly put his hand around the woman’s throat and choked her, then forced her to march to his bed."
But the attack didn't end there.
The 2018 second-round pick subsequently bit her lip in out of rage and slapped her across the face twice.
During the arraignment, prosecutor Wilfredo Cotto stated that she suffered bruising to both her face and ribs.
Judge Gina Abadi ultimately released Kurucs without bail, but ordered him to say away form his ex, declaring an order of protection.
The Nets have a horrible situation on their hands, so don't be surprised if Kurucs is released in the near future.