Police's probe into Thunder's Josh Giddey ends without charges

Newport Beach police said Wednesday night that they will not prosecute Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey after ending an investigation into claims that he had an illegal interaction with an underage female.

"After a thorough and exhaustive examination, we have completed our investigation into information that was circulating on social media involving Josh Giddey," the statement said.

"Our detectives have reviewed all of the available information and were unable to corroborate any criminal activity related to Mr. Giddey."

Recently, Giddey was accused on social media. In a since-deleted post, an unidentified social media user alleged a high school junior was spotted with Giddey in videos and photos. They deleted the social media account.

The Newport Beach police said on Nov. 29 that they were "actively seeking additional information related to these allegations and pursuing all leads and evidence to obtain the facts of the case."

NBA spokesperson Michael Bass told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the league is "continuing our review" of the claims.

Adam Silver said in early December that the NBA's probe will "take a back seat" to Newport Beach police. Silver stated in his Las Vegas press conference before the NBA's mid-season

tournament championship, "Generally, we will work with law enforcement to the extent they will share with us the information they have."

Lessons can be learned. Assisted by a police department or D.A., we acquire all accessible information. As long as they claim we're not interfering with their inquiry, we help. We usually support investigations and proceed."

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