According to the Detroit CBS Local, Golden State Warriors star, Draymond Green, was arrested this past Sunday and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after supposedly slapping a Michigan fan. The assault happened near the Michigan State University campus where Green played for the Michigan Spartans from 2008 thru 2012. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim whom was a male, did not report the incident but according to East Lansing Police Lt. Scott Wrigglesworth, numerous cops are always out at bars once they let out.
Green was taken into custody but let go on a $200 bond and is set to be arraigned on July 20th. Which brings us to another interesting part to this saga: Green was selected to play basketball for the United States at the Olympics on next month. Will this affect his chances to play in Rio? Well per East Lansing City Attorney Thomas Yeadon:
A pretrial hearing will be scheduled and it will be determined if there is a resolution to Greens case.
Draymond has never shyed away from controversy and has been reprimanded several times since his start with the Golden State Warriors over his excessive aggression and actions towards the game and players. Remember his scuffle with LeBron James during the NBA Finals? Yeah, exactly.
According to Sportsnaut, it is said the victim is MSU DB, Jermaine Edmondson.
Hearing from multiple sources the man that Draymond Green allegedly slapped is MSU DB Jermaine Edmondson. — Tony Garcia (@RealTonyGarcia)
Correct. It is my understanding that Edmondson has already planned on dropping all charges. — Tony Garcia (@RealTonyGarcia)
So, what does the Golden State Warriors have to say about this? According to Uproxx they seem to be evaluating the situation and will come up with their own conclusion of the matter:
“We are aware of news involving Draymond Green in Michigan over the weekend. At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation.”
At least their not taking sides at this point. If the charges really do get dropped and the team decide that this incident was “not news worthy” to criminalize Green then he just may be getting off the hook with this one.
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