Danuel House Jr. has officially been kicked out of the NBA bubble.
Earlier in the week House got in trouble when he allegedly invited a female COVID-19 tester into his hotel room which is a violation of the NBA’s bubble protocols.
Yahoo Sources: Houston Rockets guard Danuel House Jr. under investigation for potentially allowing a female COVID-19 testing official into his room. https://t.co/EyrjgJD5sl
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 10, 2020
House maintained his innocence during the NBA’s investigation when the woman was flagged leaving the Rockets’ team hotel early Tuesday morning.
Via The Athletic
A woman entered the Rockets’ team hotel on Monday night, passing multiple security checkpoints before being flagged for her entry, sources said. She exited the hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and the league cited early data points that implicated two members of the Rockets, House and Tyson Chandler, sources said. When the woman was questioned by NBA security, she did not implicate House’s name and it is uncertain whether she remains on campus, sources said. She claimed to have contact with Chandler and another player, not named House, according to sources.
According to sources, the Rockets’ entire team had to enter a quarantine period on Tuesday due to the potential exposure. Those sources said there appears to be no video connecting House and the woman; only the flagging of her entering and leaving the hotel, and the possibility of a door opening and closing to match those timelines. The NBA has informed involved parties that it has circumstantial evidence implicating House.
House has vehemently denied to the league that he engaged in any improper contact with the staffer.
On Friday, the NBA released a statement claiming they had evidence House had the woman in his hotel room for several hours and have since decided to kick him out of the NBA campus as a result.