NBA star apologizes for 'pain' caused by domestic violence incident

Miles Bridges signed a one-year, $7.9 million qualifying offer to return to the Charlotte Hornets.

Miles Bridges spoke publicly for the first time since signing.

Miles Bridges missed the 2022-2023 season after a domestic violence incident.

Miles Bridges addresses reporters in a press conference with general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday.

Bridges said in the statement that "First, I want to apologize to everyone for the pain and embarrassment I caused everyone, especially my family."

In November, Bridges pleaded no contest to one charge of domestic violence for assaulting the mother of his two children.

Bridges responded by saying "Not many people get second chances and I want to use this second chance to prove to everybody that I'm the same kid you had five years ago."

With this qualifying offer, Miles Bridges will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2023-2024 season