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Toronto Raptors and assistant coach Adrian Griffin issue statement addressing domestic violence accusations

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The Toronto Raptors and lead assistant coach Adrian Griffin have issued a joint statement addressing accusations of domestic abuse shared in social media posts by Griffin's ex-wife on Thursday, Aug. 14.


Statement from Adrian Griffin:

"This morning, accusations were made against me on social media by my former wife that I vehemently deny. We are involved in a longstanding legal dispute over alimony and child support arrangements. I am disappointed to have to address false accusations in this way, and I apologize for any distraction this has potentially caused for our team at this important time."

Statement from the Toronto Raptors:

"When we saw these allegations this morning, we were dismayed - Adrian is a valuable member of our team. Our leadership immediately spoke with him, and he flatly denied the allegations in the posts. We will support the process as he and his former partner settle these matters."


Griffin will remain with the team on the NBA's campus in Orlando, Florida.

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