Prosecutor, attorney to discuss allegations against Josh Primo

Prosecutor, attorney to discuss allegations against Josh Primo

Attorney Tony Buzbee to discuss allegations filed against former San Antonio Spurs guard Josh Primo at a press conference Thursday in Houston.

The Buzbee Law Firm represents Dra. Hillary Cauthen, a former NBA team consulting psychologist.

The The Spurs waived Primo on Friday night in a transaction that stunned the NBA. Primo had joined San Antonio since Alabama as the 12th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, and the Spurs had exercised his $4.3 million option for the third season of his rookie contract just 18 days before releasing him.

On Saturday, ESPN reported San Antonio released Primo after multiple allegations that he had exposed himself to women.

Cauthen is one of the women who made the allegations. On Monday, Buzbee announced that Cauthen would make a statement and answer questions at Thursday’s news conference.

Buzbee and his firm represented several women in sexual misconduct lawsuits against former Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

As a rookie, Primo averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 50 games, while scoring 17 points per game in 12 games with the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.

Primo played in San Antonio’s first four games of the 2022-23 season. He averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 23.3 minutes per game.

No NBA team claimed Primo off waivers and he became a free agent Monday morning.

When San Antonio announced the release of Primo, the reads the team’s statement: “The Spurs organization, including management executives, coaching staff and players, will have no further comment to share at this time.” Since then, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has declined to comment on Primo or his release in press conferences.

About three hours after being resigned on Friday, Primo issued a statement that said: “I know you are all surprised by today’s announcement. I have been seeking help to deal with the previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus more on my mental health treatment. I hope to be able to discuss these topics in the future so that I can help others who have suffered in the same way. I appreciate the privacy at this time.”

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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