Royce White has been in the news quite a bit over the past few years. Considering White, a 2012 first-round draft pick, has yet to play his first career NBA game, none of that news has been particularly good.
His latest headline involves a domestic abuse investigation. According to TMZ, White is being investigated for beating his girlfriend and throwing a candleholder at her back in June of this year.
According to law enforcement, records show someone called 911 on June 22, 2013 to report a laceration above Tania’s right eye. Cops say at the time, Tania claimed she suffered the injury from an “accidental fall.”
But Tania changed her tune last week … and filed an incident report in which she claims she LIED on the night of the incident — and says in reality, Royce is to blame for her injury.
Cops say the incident is “under investigation” — and so far, no charges have been filed against the 22-year-old NBA player.
Sources connected to the investigation tell us … Tania claims Royce also grabbed a candleholder and threw at at her during the altercation … but it missed, instead smashing into a mirror and causing it to shatter.
White suffers from mental health issues, including severe anxiety and OCD, which have plagued him since his high school days and have prevented him from making his NBA debut thus far. These mental issues caused the Houston Rockets to trade him to the Philadelphia 76ers just one year after drafting him with the 16th overall pick.
Just last week a mental health institute opened bearing his name – Royce White Institute of Mental Health – despite White not paying for the medical center, merely just allowed it to use his name. Regardless, probably not the best look for that place to have its namesake investigated for domestic abuse just days after opening.