Former NBA star Craig Ehlo in treatment program after domestic violence case

craig-ehlo-micEx-NBA player Craig Ehlo was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but did not show up to court, KREM reported.

Ehlo’s lawyers said he will be “in a program” for six weeks.

Former player had been involved in a domestic violence case and charged with reckless burning.  The judge granted permission for Ehlo to leave the state to seek treatment.

Court documents said Craig Ehlo lit clothes on fire causing damage to his home in South Spokane.  He was allegedly fighting with family when he lit his clothes on fire with gasoline, causing damage to the house.

The documents also said family members had to hold him down until deputies arrived at the home. No one was hurt during the incident.

Ehlo was not allowed to see or talk to anyone involved in the case, due to the ties to domestic violence ties, until the matter is settled out of court.

The judge said Ehlo has nothing like this on his criminal record and he had been released on his own recognizance. Ehlo was scheduled to be back in court October 2.

Ehlo recently coached at Eastern Washington University and resigned July 11. He played at Washington State University from 1981 to 1983 and was drafted into the NBA by the Houston Rockets. He played for 14 seasons with the Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Seattle SuperSonics.

He averaged double-figures in scoring for 5 consecutive seasons. Ehlo holds career averages of 8.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 2.8 apg in 24.1 minutes per game. He appeared in total of 873 NBA games, starting in 321 of them.

Ehlo also worked as a television analyst for the Sonics and Gonzaga.


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