Former Rocket Royce White Under Investigation for Domestic Violence
Outside looking in, despite all of the self-induced drama that comes along with him, it feels like former Houston Rocket and current Philadelphia 76er Royce White is fairly harmless (unless, of course, you're an NBA salary cap).
Be well...or something.
Perhaps the most famous (infamous?) sufferer of anxiety disorder in the sports world today, White has a daily activity list that, as best we can tell, consists predominantly of tweeting back and forth with his 371,000 Twitter followers, most of the tweets being retweets of his woefully misled fellow sufferers of anxiety disorder who see him as some sort of messiah on how to cope with the affliction.
Other than the occasional jousting with jilted Rockets fans or people who think that if you're getting paid to do something you should, y'know, do it, White's interaction is all fairly friendly and peaceful, right down to his catchphrase -- #BeWell.
Misguided? Yes, but again, harmless.
Well, that may have changed this morning when, courtesy of TMZ, news broke that White is under investigation for a domestic violence incident back in June in which he allegedly beat up his then-girlfriend, Maxim model Tania Mehra.
Here's the story:
We know ... White's ex-girlfriend Tania Mehra -- a Maxim model -- filed a police report on August 30 to report an incident that went down at Royce's Houston-area home back in June.
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 tell TMZ, "The victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA and did not want the incident to damage his career."
Law enforcement also tells us, "The victim stated that White had assaulted her after she became angered by his advances toward her friend."
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.
If you haven't clicked already, go to the TMZ story to see the pictures of Mehra's wound over her right eye and the broken mirror that was allegedly shattered by the candleholder.