One of the reasons that the NBA has not suspended Josh Giddey is because there have been no criminal charges filed against.
It will be challenging for any police agency to charge Giddey with a crime if the teen girl he was seen with on the video decides not to cooperate, and according to TMZ Sports, that is exactly what is happening.
The inquiry into whether Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey had an inappropriate relationship with a minor has hit a roadblock — TMZ Sports has learned the alleged teen and her family are refusing to cooperate with officials.
Law enforcement sources tell us police would obviously like to speak with the purported female and those close to her to gather more information regarding the social media claims that made rounds over the weekend … but as of right now, no one is talking.
It’s a significant component to the whole situation … as a lack of cooperation will make it much more challenging for officials to determine whether any laws were broken.
As we previously reported, Giddey is being accused of having an intimate relationship with an underage girl from California … with photos and videos allegedly depicting them together.
According to ex-NBA player Andrew Bogut, the teen lied about her age to Giddey, and once Giddey found out, he immediately alerted the Thunder.
“I don’t think this is that, from what I understand. If I’m wrong, I’ll come back and apologize. … From what I understand is, the girl in question lied about her age and said that she was of age at the time. This also happened over a year ago now. I don’t think this is something that happened recently,” Andrew added.
“OKC have been aware of this, from what I’m told,” the former Golden State Warriors champion added. “For the last year, they’ve known about it. They have deemed Josh free to play. … The NBA has allowed that, which is kind of telling because when this kind of thing happens, the NBA kind of tries to really take a couple of games off to check these things out.”
Bogut says this happened over a year ago, which may explain why the Thunder don’t seem too concerned about the matter. Is it possible this has already been taken care of behind the scenes?
While you ponder that flip the pages for the photos and videos of Giddey with the girl.