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Wife of Clippers’ Willie Reed asks that domestic violence charge be dropped

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Willie Reed looks on during a break in a game on March 31. Reed recently signed with the Clippers.
(Joel Auerbach / Associated Press Photo)

The wife of Clippers center Willie Reed issued a statement Wednesday in which she requested that the domestic violence charge against her husband be dropped.

Reed was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, according to Miami-Dade jail records, against his wife, Jasmine Reed, at the couple’s condo in Miami.

“This incident has been totally blown out of proportion,” she said in a statement released by her attorney. “I did not call the police and I did not ask anyone to call the police on my behalf.

“Willie is a good man and a great father. I have no intention of pressing charges and I have asked the authorities to immediately dismiss charges against Willie.”

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According to the report, Jasmine Reed told the police that Willie Reed dragged her across the apartment while wrestling for a purse and then later pulled her hair and grabbed her by the wrist during an argument.

Reed’s arraignment has been set for Sept. 8, a little over two weeks before the Clippers start training camp on Sept. 25.

The Clippers signed the 6-foot-11 Reed to one-year, $1.5- million deal to be the backup center.

broderick.turner@latimes.com

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