SAN ANTONIO – ESPN is reporting Josh Primo was released by the San Antonio Spurs for multiple allegations that he exposed himself to women.
Details surrounding the allegations are still very limited, but NBA Insider for The Athletic and Stadium Shams Charania said a former Spurs employee was among the women Primo allegedly exposed himself to.
That former employee has reportedly hired attorney Tony Buzbee, according to Charania.
ESPN reporting with @Ramonashelburne: The San Antonio Spurs' release of guard Josh Primo -- the No. 12 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft -- stemmed from multiple alleged instances of Primo exposing himself to women: https://t.co/YXhFfKh8Xh— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 29, 2022
Sources: A former Spurs female employee has alleged that guard Josh Primo exposed himself to her, and she has hired attorney Tony Buzbee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 29, 2022
Buzbee represented the women in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against NFL QB Deshaun Watson.
The Spurs announced their decision to waive Primo before Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls.
On Friday, Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford said in a statement that it’s the team’s hope the decision to waive Primo “will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua.”
Primo issued a statement to ESPN not long after the announcement, saying he will use his time away from the Spurs to focus on his mental health and heal from trauma.
“I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement. I’ve been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully. I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”
Fans also noticed that promotional content of Primo on the Spurs’ social media pages have been mostly removed as of Saturday.
Head Coach Gregg Popovich told the Associated Press that no further information on Primo’s release would be shared for the time being.
“We’re going to stick by what we told you,” Popovich said.
This is a breaking news story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.