Report: Wolves think Ben Simmons put Karl-Anthony Towns in a 'dangerous chokehold'

Simmons was deemed a "peacemaker" by NBA officials.
Author:
Publish date:

UPDATE

The NBA has suspended Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid two games each for their fight during Wednesday's game between the Wolves and 76ers. Ben Simmons, whom officials say was a "peacemaker" during the altercation, has not been fined nor suspended. 

Original story

Bad blood continues to boil over after Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid got into a physical altercation during Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. 

During the melee, Towns was chest-down on the basketball court with Ben Simmons restraining him. Referees ruled the Simmons was playing the role of a "peacemaker" during the scrum, but the Wolves have let league officials know that they think Simmons placed Towns in a "dangerous chokehold," according to ESPN

The NBA is investigating the fight, which spread to social media barbs being thrown at each other late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. 

Embiid used NSFW terms to taunt Towns on Instagram and Twitter, which you can see in full detail here

It's unclear if Towns and/or Embiid will be suspended for the fight. Commissioner Adam Silver has the power to suspend an player involved in a fight, in addition to fining them no more than $50,000. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

coronavirus, masks, covid-19

Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

radio station, microphone

WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis a step closer to banning facial recognition technology

There are concerns about it leading to a surveillance state, and that it could harm disadvantaged communities.

covid-19, coronavirus, PPE

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 22

Nearly 50,000 Minnesotans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

police lights

Police recover more than 14 pounds of meth, 4,000 pills during drug bust

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection to the drugs.

Gopher hockey

Gophers respond to drop in rankings with 10-goal outburst

It had been 17 years since the Gophers last scored 10 goals in a game.

Related

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler reacts to fight between KAT, Embiid

The Wolves are reportedly upset with how the NBA punished Embiid.

Screen Shot 2019-10-31 at 5.51.41 PM

NBA hits Towns, Embiid with 2-game suspensions

Towns will miss games against the Wizards and Bucks.

Screen Shot 2019-10-31 at 7.06.26 AM

Feud between KAT, Joel Embiid gets nasty on social media

The star big men fought during the game and then got even nastier on social media.

Screen Shot 2019-03-13 at 7.22.30 AM

Wolves blown out by Nuggets but KAT puts on another show

Towns leads the NBA in player efficiency rating since the All-Star break.

Screen Shot 2019-10-30 at 7.49.51 PM

KATFIGHT! Towns and Embiid brawl in Philly

The two 7-footers went at it on court.

Report: KAT signs $190 million extension with Wolves

Jimmy Butler may be on his way out, but KAT is here to stay.

Karl-Anthony Towns

The Wolves' 'questionable' approach to KAT's injury status

The big man has missed an entire month and little has been said about his injury.