Will Draymond Green See Jail Time?
Looks like Draymond Green’s “bully” title in the NBA is carrying some extra weight. The Golden Stater Warriors star was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery over the weekend near the Michigan State campus, police said Monday.
The alleged incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the city where Green played for the Spartans from 2008 to 2012.
East Lansing Police Lt Scott Wrigglesworth said the alleged victim, an adult male, was not injured and did not flag down an officer after the incident.
“We typically have numerous cops out when the bars let out,” Wrigglesworth said.
If convicted of assault or assault and battery, Green could face 93 days in jail, a $500 fine or both.
Messages seeking comment were left for Green, an NBA All-Star who was selected to play basketball for the U.S. at the Olympics next month. The Warriors said the team was collecting information about the incident and declined further comment “until we have a better understanding of the situation.”
“We are in contact with the Warriors organization and are in the process of gathering more information,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said.
Records from the East Lansing District Court show that a $200 cash bond was paid and that Green was scheduled for arraignment on July 20. A pretrial hearing will then be scheduled, at which it will determined if there is a “resolution to the case,” according to East Lansing City Attorney Thomas Yeadon.
Green helped Golden State come within a game of repeating as NBA champions last month after helping the franchise win a league-record 73 games and being named an NBA All-Star for the first time. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward is a versatile player on offense, ranking second in the NBA with 13 triple-doubles last season. He a two-time all-defensive team player.
Green sparks his and his team’s performance with a lot of passion and aggression that has drawn discipline from game and league officials. He was suspended a game by the league for a fourth-quarter scuffle with LeBron James in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, which the Cleveland Cavaliers won in seven games.