‣ Joshua Primo issued four-game suspension by the NBA for exposing himself to women.
‣ Dr. Hillary Cauthen filed a lawsuit against Primo and the Spurs, alleging that the Spurs were aware of Primo’s actions but took no action.
‣ Primo was waived by the San Antonio Spurs and signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers after receiving the suspension.
The NBA has recently announced a four-game suspension for former San Antonio Spurs guard Joshua Primo due to allegations of inappropriate behavior towards women. The league conducted its own investigation and found that Primo engaged in offensive conduct by exposing himself. Although there was no evidence of any other misconduct, the NBA felt that this behavior did not meet the league’s standards and warranted discipline.
Dr. Hillary Cauthen, Primo’s former therapist, was the first woman to come forward about the incidents, claiming that Primo exposed himself to her on multiple occasions. Her attorney, Tony Buzbee, alleged that the Spurs were aware of Primo’s actions but took no action. As a result, Cauthen filed a lawsuit against Primo and the Spurs. Primo’s attorney at the time dismissed the allegations as fabrication.
Primo was waived by the Spurs in October last year, and the CEO of the team, R.C. Buford, expressed hope that the decision would benefit both the organization and Primo in the long run. Following his release, Primo spoke with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski about his personal life and his plans to focus on mental health treatment.
Despite the suspension, Primo has found a new opportunity with the Los Angeles Clippers, signing a two-way contract. Prior to the news, the Spurs had exercised their team option for Primo’s 2023-24 season, and his contract included a $4.34 million option.
This incident serves as a reminder that professional athletes are not exempt from consequences for their actions, and the NBA has taken steps to enforce standards of behavior within the league. Primo’s case also highlights the importance of mental health and seeking help when needed, as he plans to continue his therapy as he joins his new team.