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Canada Denies Entry to NBA Superstar for Game Against Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are currently up against the Charlotte Hornets, but tonight’s game will be missing a key player from the Hornets.

Miles Bridges, a standout player for the Hornets, is unable to participate in the game.

According to insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN NBA, Canada has barred Bridges from entering the country due to a previous felony charge.

Wojnarowski stated, “Canada’s decision to refuse entry to Hornets F Miles Bridges into the country is unlikely to be reversed in time for him to make it for tonight’s game against Raptors. Bridges – who pleaded no contest to a felony charge of harming a parent of a child – was denied access at the border on Sunday.”

The team’s attempts to reverse the decision were unsuccessful, and Bridges was officially ruled out shortly before the game began.

In 2022, Bridges faced multiple felony charges of domestic violence and eventually pleaded no contest to a charge related to harming a parent of a child. The other charges were dropped.

As per his plea agreement, he avoided imprisonment but was put on three years of probation. He was also mandated to attend 52 weeks of counseling for domestic violence, 52 weeks of parenting classes, and obliged to complete 100 hours of community service, in addition to undergoing weekly drug testing.

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