Local basketball star facing Strangulation, Domestic Violence charges

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 2:06 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 2:07 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A former Glass City Wranglers basketball player is facing criminal charges after police say he tried to suffocate a woman.

Court records show Christopher Darrington, 26, is facing Strangulation and Domestic Violence charges. He pleaded not guilty on Nov. 14. Police records allege Darrington covered a woman’s mouth and nose with a pillow on July 22, suffocating her and impeding her normal breathing.

Darrington, who played professional basketball overseas before returning to Toledo, played for the Glass City Wranglers and is well-known in the local basketball scene. He previously played for the University of Toledo and Scott High School. Darrington and the Wranglers parted ways in June 2023, team leadership said.

He is due back in court on Dec. 19 with his trial currently scheduled for Jan. 8.

Editor’s note: a previous version of the story identified Darrington as a current player for the team, though team leadership says they parted ways in June.