An East Lansing District Court judge has approved a request for waiver filed by Draymond Green’s attorney.
The approval, highlighted in the court documents, allows Green not to be present in court to be arraigned for the assault charge stemming from an incident on Sunday where he was involved in an altercation with another individual. Currently, Green’s case has been assigned to District Court Judge Richard Ball.
Ball is one of two judges for the 54B District Court, according to the website of City of East Lansing, Home of Michigan State University. According to the alumni page for James Madison College, Ball graduated from JMC in 1971 before enlisting in the Michigan National Guard in the same year.
Upon completion of six months of active duty, Ball enrolled full time at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in September 1973 and graduated in 1976. In November of the same year, he opened a private practice. In 1986, he was elected to the East Lansing Public Schools Board of Education.
Challenging an incumbent 54B District Court Judge of East Lansing in 1992, he won the election after securing 67 votes (69 after recount) and has served in the position since.
The defendant in the case, Green has been accused of striking another man on Sunday, as reported by M Live. Green faces a possible $500 fine and may have to spend 90 days in jail. No injuries were reported in the incident.
In a video that surfaced Tuesday, an individual alleged to be Green was seen being led away in cuffs by the police. Green was released on a $200 bail.
As previously reported by Morning News USA, as a member of the U.S. National Team Green will take part in the Team USA training camp in Las Vegas from July 18-21. Team USA will also be participating in exhibition games scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago in late July.
In the wake of the incident, Green has received support in the form of personalities including Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley.