Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Warriors’ Draymond Green Arrested for Assault

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been arrested for misdemeanour assault and battery in East Lansing, Michigan.
Draymond Green has been arrested for misdemeanour assault and battery in the town where he played college basketball.
Draymond Green has been arrested for misdemeanour assault and battery in the town where he played college basketball.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors has been arrested in Michigan on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and battery. Police took Green into custody for allegedly slapping a fan that had been taunting him outside Conrad’s Grill in downtown East Lansing, Michigan.
Lieutenant Scott Wrigglesworth of the East Lansing Police Department said: “It was basically an altercation between two guys. There’s no injuries. He [Green] was released with a $200 bond on Sunday. Lt. Wrigglesworth has also stated that the police were not called on the scene, but were present in the area as part of their normal patrol routine. “We typically have numerous cops out when the bars let out,” added Wrigglesworth.
The Golden State Warriors released the following statement about Draymond Green’s arrest: “At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation.” The NBA, who will be investigating the incident, released the following statement through spokesman Mike Bass: “We are in contact with the Warriors organization and are in the process of gathering more information.”
Draymond Green, who is also set to play for Team USA Basketball in the upcoming Rio Olympics, could face a maximum sentence of 93 days in prison and a $500 fine. Jerry Colangelo, the managing director for Team USA has released also released a statement: “We are still awaiting details. No comment at this time.”
The alleged incident took place around 2:30 am, Sunday, in the town where Draymond Green played college basketball. Draymond Green played for the Spartans for four seasons before getting drafted 35th overall by Golden State. In fact, Conrad’s Grill is located near the Michigan State campus, home of the Michigan Spartans. Records from the East Lansing District Court have scheduled Draymond Green to appear for his arraignment on July 20, 2016.
The six-foot-seven, 230-lb Draymond Green averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.5 steals for Golden State during the regular season. He averaged 15.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 steals in 23 playoff games. Draymond Green was suspended during game 5 of the championship series between Golden State and Cleveland for exceeding the playoff flagrant foul limit. The Warriors were up 3-1 at that point during that series. They lost three straight games starting from the game Draymond Green was suspended, to end up losing the NBA championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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