Royce White under investigation for domestic violence


October 24, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Royce White (30) against the New Orleans Hornets during the first half of a preseason game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former Iowa State basketball player Royce White is under investigation for allegedly beating up his ex-girlfriend.

TMZ reports that Tania Mehra filed a report at the end of August accusing White of assaulting her 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.”"

The whole situation is still “under investigation.” Apparently, there was another incident involving White throwing a candleholder at Mehra, but missing and shattering a mirror. TMZ has the pictures of both Mehra and the broken mirror.

If the allegations are true, it puts a dark cloud around everything that White has been doing to give awareness to anxiety disorder. It’s one thing to battle it while trying to recover an NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers, but White can’t use it as an excuse for something as awful as this.