NBA Player Suspended for Inappropriate "Exposure" to Psychologist

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: Getty Images

At the age of 21, the San Antonio Spurs 2021 drafted 6-foot-6 Joshua Primo has a long way to go before making his mark in the history of the NBA with his emerging performance and skills.

The youngster, however, found himself under great speculation and accusations in relevance to a 2022 incident of improper sexual conduct with a female San Antonio Spur's sports psychologist.

In reference to Dr. Hillary Cauthen claims, Josh, during the therapy sessions, often exposed himself including his private parts, which on several occasions went unnoticed by the organization.

Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing Cauthen, released a statement, stating, “Primo’s conduct is obviously well outside the bounds of what is normal or acceptable and shocks the conscience.”

In respect to the allegations made by the psychologist, which still remain to be proven as false or true, Joshua got waived by the Spurs on October 28, 2022, followed by his contract termination.

Joshua's attorney, on the other hand, commented on it stating, “Josh Primo is at the beginning of a promising career and has been devastated by these false allegations and his release by the Spurs.”

With a year gap and an investigation still under review, the NBA on Friday announced Joshua's suspension for four games in the league without pay after being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.

“Primo maintains that his conduct was not intentional, and league did not find evidence from these brief exposures. Nevertheless, this does not conform to league standards or warrant discipline.”

The investigation thus remains under process, as stated by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Joshua, however, has signed a two-way contract with the Clippers after receiving the suspension.

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