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Report: Spurs forgive guard Josh Primo after sexual misconduct allegations

A female former San Antonio Spurs employee has alleged that now-former Spurs guard Josh Primo exposed himself in her presence, a person with knowledge of the matter said Saturday night.

The man spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details were publicly provided by Spurs, Primo, or the accuser.

Attorney Tony Buzby confirmed to the AP that he was hired by “a former contractor” with the Spurs. is the lawyer who represented the 24 women suing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshan WatsonThen of the Houston Texans, accusing them of sexual assault or harassment.

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FILE – Josh Primo of the San Antonio Spurs practices before a game against the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on January 12, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Watson is serving an 11-game unpaid suspension and was fined $5 million by the NFL.

Spurs waived Primo in a surprise move on Friday, noting that the 19-year-old was considered an important part of the team’s future. ESPN, citing sources, reported on Saturday that Spurs split with Primo after “multiple alleged instances of exposing themselves to women”. The San Antonio Express-News also confirmed that the Spurs’ decision followed a number of charges leveled against Primo.

According to online records, there is no active court case against Primo in Bexar County, Texas.

On Friday, Primo released a statement to ESPN, saying he is “seeking help to deal with the past trauma I’ve suffered and will now take this time to focus fully on my mental health treatment.” I hope I am able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in a similar way. I appreciate the privacy at this time.”

The Spurs selected Primo as number 12 in the 2021 NBA Draft after he spent a year of college in Alabama. The team also recently opted out of his third year, a largely procedural step that locked in $4.3 million in salary for next season and showed they were expected to remain in Spurs’ plans. He was earning $4.1 million this season.

“It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua,” said Spurs CEO RC Buford when the team waived Primo on Friday. Spurs coach Greg Popovich did not add details about Buford’s statement, referring to reporters and said, “We will stick to what we have told you.”

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