According to a TMZ report, Sixers forward Royce White, is under investigation for domestic violence against his then-girlfriend, Maxim model Tania Mehra.
Now, this isn’t new, because this incident happened back in late June, when White was a member of the Houston Rockets. The Sixers acquired White about a month ago from the Rockets, for basically nothing. There was a 911 call placed in late June and Mehra had a laceration above her right eye. At the time, Mehra said the laceration was from an accidental fall.
Fast forward to this week. Mehra filed an incident report for the same incident in late June, but is now claiming that the laceration was from domestic violence from then boyfriend, Royce White. The incident report claims that Tania Mehra lied about the incident in order to protect White’s career, because of his NBA status. So, now there is an ongoing investigation on about this altercation, I’m sure more information will be released as it becomes available.
As if Royce White’s NBA career hasn’t been drama filled already. White has a documented history of OCD and anxiety disorder, which caused him to miss his first NBA season with the Houston Rockets, because he refused to take flight on a plane. White’s mental health issues have been the vocal point of a ton of criticism.
No files have been charged yet, which is important to note. This could be nothing, or it could be something. What is interesting, is what the Sixers plan to do with White. Since a report came out that the Sixers might not have any interest in White, and that the Sixers completed the trade with the Rockets mainly for prospect, Furkan Aldemir. Possibly, the Sixers took White because the Rockets wanted to get rid of him, and the Sixers wanted Aldemir.
Do you guys think this investigation will give the Sixers a reason to release Royce White? Will Royce White be apart of the Sixers by the time training camp opens in a few weeks? Let me know in the comments below.