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Former Clipper, Bruin Darren Collison Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

When deputies entered the home, they saw the woman was injured.

Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison, a former Clipper and UCLA Bruin, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Monday in Southern California after he was found with a woman suffering visible injuries, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to a home in Granite Bay, about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, on Monday at 1 p.m. after a woman called authorities to say she was being assaulted.

When they entered the home on Oakbrooke Court, deputies saw the woman was injured.

They took Collison, 28, into custody, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

He was booked on suspicion of domestic violence, as well as two misdemeanor warrants of driving on a suspended license.

"We've been made aware of the situation. The Sacramento Kings condemn violence of any kind. We are gathering additional information and once all facts are known we will take appropriate steps," a Kings spokesman said in an email to NBC4.

Collison was born in Rancho Cucamonga and went on to play basketball at the University of California Los Angeles from 2005 to 2009. He was named the Bruin’s co-MVP during his UCLA career. In 2009, he was honored as the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team.

From 2013-2014, Collison averaged 11.4 points per game for the Los Angeles Clippers before averaging a career high of 16.1 points per game with the Sacramento Kings 2014-2015, according to the NBA.

The woman’s identity was not to be released as NBC4 does not identify victims of domestic violence.

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