NBA news: Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson sued over alleged sexual assault

Terrance Ferguson of the Thunder during warmups
Dec 26, 2019; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (23) warms up before the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder wing Terrance Ferguson just finished up his third NBA season after the team made him a first-round pick during the 2017 NBA Draft.

A native of Oklahoma, Ferguson has not done much on the court. Unfortunately, it looks like he’s about to make news off the court.

Thunder wing Terrance Ferguson being sued over alleged sexual assault

The information comes to us via TMZ Sports and is rather troubling. The unnamed woman claims that she was in a consensual relationship with Ferguson back in September of 2018 when he continued to approach her about a threesome with his brother, Brandon Willis.

After the woman turned down repeated overtures, she alleges the brothers raped her.

“In her suit, obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman claims she repeatedly turned down the request for the threesome … but in Sept. 2018, he entered the room while she was having sex with Ferguson and tried to join in,” the report read. “The woman insists she did NOT give consent to Willis — and “withdrew consent” from Ferguson … but both men allegedly ignored her and continued to sexually assault her.

Willis allegedly went on to assault the woman while Ferguson recorded a video on his phone. She claims that she has said video. Initially, no criminal charges were filed by the Oklahoma City Police Department. It remains to be seen if there’s new evidence (the alleged video) that might change this.

As of publication of this article, the Thunder organization had not commented on the suit. It’s also now known how much the woman is seeking in damages.

Ferguson, 22, was the 21st overall pick out of Advanced Prep International in Dallas back in 2017. In three seasons with the Thunder, he’s averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 rebounds on 41% shooting from the field. It remains to be seen what impact this might have on his future in the NBA.

For now, it’s all a wait-and-see approach. Even then, these are certainly some damaging allegations.