Former Spurs psychologist settles lawsuit with team, Josh Primo

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Houston Rockets v San Antonio Spurs

The sides have settled a lawsuit brought by Dr. Hillary Cauthen, a former consulting psychologist with the San Antonio Spurs, which charged guard Josh Primo repeatedly exposed himself to her and the team did not act upon those reports.

While the Spurs denied the charges of inaction — and Primo’s attorney denied he ever exposed himself to her — the sides have “agreed to resolve this matter,” Cauthen’s attorney Tony Buzbee told Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News.

Spurs CEO RC Buford released this statement:

“The situation regarding Joshua Primo is a matter we take seriously. Since learning of the allegations, we have taken, and are taking, measures to ensure that all parties involved are treated with dignity and respect. We know we owe that to Dr. Cauthen, our players, our staff and our community.

As an organization, we are continuously evaluating and refining our processes so they ultimately reflect the values and culture of who we aspire to be every day. To that end, we have decided to collaborate with Dr. Cauthen and other experts to review and improve our workplace processes and procedures.

This is a learning opportunity for us, and one that we are certain will make us better moving forward.”

The Bexar County Sheriff’s office is still investigating the incidents.

The Spurs waived Primo last month, a move that caught the NBA off guard (teams don’t quit on promising young 19-year-old players). Primo said in a statement he needed time away for mental health reasons.

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