Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr.’s brother is arrested for ‘vehicular manslaughter’

University of Denver basketball player and younger brother of Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. is arrested after a fatal car crash on suspicion of reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter

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The younger brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. was arrested early Sunday in connection with a fatal two-car crash, according to police.

Coban Porter, a basketball player for the University of Denver, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving, police spokesman Kurt Barnes told The New York Times. Denver Mail. The collision occurred around 1:54 a.m. Sunday. A driver died at the scene, Barnes said.

Michael Porter Jr. was not involved in the accident, according to the team. However, he was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder for personal reasons.

Barnes did not provide further details about Sunday’s crash, and the victim remains publicly unidentified. The accident occurred at the intersection of South University Boulevard and Buchtel Boulevard on the south side of the city.

The younger brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. was arrested early Sunday in connection with a fatal two-car crash, according to police.  Coban Porter, a basketball player for the University of Denver, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving, police spokesman Kurt Barnes told The Denver Post.  The collision occurred around 1:54 a.m. Sunday.  A driver died at the scene, police said.

Michael Porter Jr. was not involved in the accident, according to the team.

Michael Porter Jr. was not involved in the accident, according to the team.

The younger brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. (right) was arrested early Sunday in connection with a fatal two-car crash, according to police. Coban Porter (left), a basketball player for the University of Denver, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving, police spokesman Kurt Barnes told The Denver Post. The collision occurred around 1:54 a.m. Sunday. A driver died at the scene, police said.

A DU spokesperson issued a statement to the Denver Post: ‘This is a tragic and heartbreaking situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to those involved in the accident, their families and friends. All of our campus and community-wide resources, including counseling services, are available to any member of the DU community in need of assistance 24/7.’

Coban Porter attended various high schools in his native Missouri before enrolling in the University of Denver. He has been rehabbing a torn ACL in his knee this season after averaging 11.4 points per game as a freshman last year.

There are seven Porter brothers in all, including Michael and Jontay, who had a brief stint with the Grizzlies last season.

Michael was among the top recruits in the country before enrolling at the University of Missouri, but he battled back problems before turning pro in 2018. Ultimately, the Nuggets drafted him 14th overall despite his back problems. , but he played just nine games last season due to a third back surgery.

Still, he signed a five-year, $172 million extension before aggravating his back pain.

The accident occurred at the intersection of South University Boulevard and Buchtel Boulevard, according to police.

The accident occurred at the intersection of South University Boulevard and Buchtel Boulevard, according to police.

The accident occurred at the intersection of South University Boulevard and Buchtel Boulevard, according to police.

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