PARADISE VALLEY, AZ — From the basketball court to possibly municipal court, Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Todd Troxel is facing potential legal troubles after an alleged physical feud with his fiance at his Paradise Valley home.
"There were injuries sustained during a domestic incident where a window was broken," said Paradise Valley Police Lt. Michael Cole.
Photos obtained by TMZ Sports show broken glass and blood at the home. According to the website, Troxel put his fist through the window, severing two arteries. His fiance allegedly suffered a dislocated finger in the scuffle. When asked Troxel's status with the team, Mercury spokesperson Carlos Manzanillo responded said they are gathering more information about the incident and added:
"The Phoenix Mercury organization takes the matter very seriously and will provide further comment at the appropriate time."
Paradise Valley Police Lieutenant Michael Cole said as far as the case is concerned, Troxel's star power will have no bearing on it.
"The justice system applies equally to everyone. We don't care what your socio-economic status or your notoriety is. We investigate everything as impartially and fairly as possible," Lt. Cole said.
Lt. Cole said the department handed the case over to the local prosecutor and are recommending misdemeanor charges.
Resources are available to those who are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is.
Some of the available options are:
National 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence:
Shelter Line (Maricopa County only): 480-890-3039