Josh Primo’s shock San Antonio Spurs release due to inappropriate behaviour towards women

The San Antonio Spurs waived 19-year-old guard Josh Primo last week due to multiple alleged instances of him exposing himself to women.

News broke last week that the Spurs would be releasing their 12th pick in the 2021 draft four games into the season.

This update surprised many, with San Antonio having a great reputation for nurturing young talent.

The majority of NBA fans knew there would have to be something drastic going on for them to go to such a measure.

In a statement released by ESPN through Adrian Wojnarowski, it was revealed that Primo was seeking mental health treatment due to a 'previous trauma'.

However, it was reported the next day by ESPN that Primo had been waived after allegedly exposing himself to several women.

Given the fact Primo had cited mental health for his Spurs departure, you would expect ESPN's sources to be bulletproof.

Attorney Tony Buzbee - who represented multiple women in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson - told ESPN he has been retained by a woman who worked for the Spurs and has alleged Primo exposed himself to her.

Primo became a free agent on Monday after clearing waivers and multiple teams are believed to be keeping tabs on his situation.

The Spurs put a lot of faith in the teenager who is thought to have great potential.

Primo averaged just short of 6 points in 54 career games for San Antonio.

Primo's full statement read: "I know that you all are surprised by today's announcement.

"I've been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully.

"I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in a similar way.

"I appreciate privacy at this time."

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