Golden State Warriors Star Draymond Green Arrested For Assault In Michigan

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NBA star and former Michigan State University All-American Draymond Green was arrested early Sunday morning in East Lansing, police confirmed on Monday.

Green, who also is a member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team, was arrested in connection with non-aggravated assault after an incident on the 100 block of East Grand River Avenue in East Lansing at 2:41 a.m. Sunday, East Lansing Police Lt. Scott Wriggelsworth said.

Wriggelsworth said Green got into an altercation with another man shortly after leaving Conrad’s Grill, and ultimately slapped the man.

Officers who were standing nearby as part of a regular late-night patrol witnessed the incident, he said. The victim was not injured.

According to court documents, East Lansing prosecutor Thomas Yeadon on Monday authorized charges of “assault or assault and battery.”

The records indicate Green posted $200 bail and his arraignment was scheduled for July 20, however his attorney on Monday waived Green’s right to an arraignment.

In doing so, Green acknowledges he understands the charges he faces and the possible penalties if he is found guilty. He also avoids having to attend an arraignment in person.

A pre-trial conference will likely be scheduled at a later date.

Green’s attorney did not respond to multiple messages left Monday.

If convicted, Green faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both.

Green is scheduled to attend Team USA’s basketball training in Las Vegas July 18-21. Additional training and exhibitions are scheduled through Aug. 1, with Olympic competition set for Aug. 6-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Green’s NBA team, the Golden State Warriors, released the following statement: “We are aware of news involving Draymond Green in Michigan over the weekend. At this point we are collecting information and will have nor further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation.

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