Dante Cunningham arrested for second time this week on suspicion of terroristic threats

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

What on Earth is going on with the former Wildcat?

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has been arrested for the second time in 4 days. On Sunday, the former Villanova forward was arrested on "suspicion of [terroristic] threats" according to KSTP.

The T-Wolves issued the following statement:

"The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information. We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate."

This is on the heels of Cunningham's arrest on allegations of domestic assault early Thursday morning. No word yet on if the two incidents are related, but judging by the explanation of what a terroristic threat is in Minnesota, it's a safe bet that they are.

Cunningham is in the final year of his current contract in Minnesota and is due to hit the open market. If he is charged, it likely will spell the end of him in Minnesota and hurt his chances of signing a more lucrative deal once he hits free agency. The 2009 Villanova graduate is averaging 6.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 20 minutes per game over 75 appearances this season.

Obviously, this is downright scary news. Dante was a beloved player during his time at Villanova that never showed any signs of having this kind of behavior in his personality. A 2011 arrest for driving with marijuana and a loaded BB gun was widely dismissed as bad judgment, but these developments are much more serious.

Hopefully Dante can get the help he needs, and stop this cycle before it goes any further.

7-Apr 1149a ET Update:

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