Feb 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham (33) brings down a rebound in the first quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Dante Cunningham to sue woman who alleged he beat her up

Former Minnesota Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham was cleared of domestic abuse charges earlier this month and he’s now ready to take action against those who falsely accused him.

According to the Star Tribune, Cunningham now plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who alleged he beat her up over four months ago.

After a four-month investigation, authorities dismissed a charge of felony domestic assault against Cunningham on Monday, saying “there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense.”

“Dante Cunningham is innocent,” agent Joel Bell told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “He plans to bring civil charges against her not only to clear his name but to show people it’s wrong to abuse an already overworked legal system.”

Cunningham will need to find NBA work this season and there’s a chance he ends up back in Minnesota, but having this case off his mind is going to be huge for Cunningham focusing on basketball. The lawsuit will likely be settled out of court but it’s a sign that Cunningham is standing firm in his innocence and won’t tolerate being falsely accused of one of the more gruesome crimes you can commit.

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