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NBA Player Royce White


for Domestic Violence

9/4/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-royce-white-tania-mehra-gettyNBA player Royce White -- who famously missed his rookie season with the Houston Rockets due to mental health issues -- is at the center of a criminal investigation in Texas after allegedly beating up his then-girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

We know ... White's ex-girlfriend Tania Mehra -- a Maxim model -- filed a police report on August 30 to report an incident that went down at Royce's Houston-area home back in June.

According to law enforcement, records show someone called 911 on June 22, 2013 to report a laceration above Tania's right eye. Cops say at the time, Tania claimed she suffered the injury from an "accidental fall."


But Tania changed her tune last week ... and filed an incident report in which she claims she LIED on the night of the incident -- and says in reality, Royce is to blame for her injury.

Cops tell TMZ, "The victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA and did not want the incident to damage his career."

Law enforcement also tells us, "The victim stated that White had assaulted her after she became angered by his advances toward her friend."

Cops say the incident is "under investigation" -- and so far, no charges have been filed against the 22-year-old NBA player.

Sources connected to the investigation tell us ... Tania claims Royce also grabbed a candleholder and threw at at her during the altercation ... but it missed, instead smashing into a mirror and causing it to shatter.


We've reached out to White's reps for comment -- so far, no word back.

FYI -- White was famously profiled on an episode of HBO's "Real Sports" in a segment that chronicled his battles with OCD and anxiety disorder.

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New Orleans    

Dude do your family a solid and drive your ride offa bridge. You really are worthless.

414 days ago

liberal racist    

just because she looks like a horse doesn't mean you can beat her up.

414 days ago


Again...what's with the Black dudes who have wives that look like trannies?

414 days ago


Guess who this he/shes manager is: GRFirm. The same firm that's handling Sydney Leathers, Farah Abraham and Myla Sininaj (Kim Kardashian's Single White Female stalkerj. This is all BS to promote her until she gets a porn film. GRFirm handles the losers in the industry. They get all their clients plastic surgery. You know who GRFirms clients remind me of the broken toys that never make it out of the factory. I'm sure this one's nose is next on the chopping block. I think FBI needs to investigate the owner of this firm because she has her clients involved in an escort service as well.

414 days ago


He's never actually played in the nba, just collects a check and acts like a little girl

414 days ago

liberal racist    

they drive him around in one of those little school bus vans

414 days ago


By her own admission, she lied back in June. So we've established she is a liar. How do we know she is not lying now ?

414 days ago


Isnt she on BBall wives herself...Dwights baby mama???

413 days ago


What injury? Looks like a fingernail scratch or a cat scratch.

413 days ago


Well, Tania is some piece of work herself, don't get me wrong that justifies what Royce did or didn't do in case she is telling the truth, found her bio here http://fabwags.com/tania-mehra-houston-rockets-royce-whites-ex-girlfriend-photos/

413 days ago


No way. Royce wouldn't want broken glass in his house. He has OCD. It would give him anxiety. He walks away when he is overwhelmed, he was willing to walk away from the NBA..

413 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

That's a man-whore on the right.

413 days ago


If he tries to leave the country at least we know it won't be on a plane.

413 days ago


Damn these guys will date anything won't they... This broad looks like a man!!! #Gross

413 days ago


black men smoke crack and beat women because their mothers are incapable of love

413 days ago
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