May 5, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the second half in game one of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kendrick Perkins' attorney releases statement saying he is innocent

Yesterday, we found out that Kendrick Perkins was being accused of assault during an incident back in July.

Today, Perkins’ attorney released a statement saying that the Oklahoma City Thunder center is innocent:

“Kendrick Perkins did nothing wrong, and I am confident that he will be exonerated,” said Matt Hennessy. of DeGuerin, Dickson, Hennessy & Ward. “my client takes these charges very seriously. He is a respectful and kind person and is anxious to address these charges for the sake of his family and his team. We will defend these allegations vigorously in court.”

via NewsOK

NewsOK is also reporting that Perkins missed practice on Thursday afternoon.

The start of the season is a little over two weeks away now. As these events unfold, we will start to get a better idea of how this could impact Perkins with the Thunder.

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