Court documents reveal that a request for waiver of arraignment filed by Draymond Green’s lawyer has been approved by East Lansing District Court Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin.
With the approval, Green will not have to be present in the court to be arraigned for the charge of assault that he faces.
The incident involved the Golden State Warriors’ Green who allegedly struck another man on Sunday, as reported by M Live. While no injuries have been reported, if found guilty Green may be fined $500 and/or have to spend 90 days in jail. A video surfaced on Tuesday which showed an individual, alleged to be Green, being led away in cuffs by the police.
Green was subsequently released on a $200 bond.
The former Michigan State standout would have had to appear before July 20 to be arraigned if his request for waiver had not been approved. Green has filed a plea of not guilty and will head to a pre-trial conference, which is scheduled to be held on August 4 at 10 a.m.
According to SF Gate, Michigan State alum Magic Johnson said in a tweet that Green is “very apologetic to the Warriors organization, fans and everyone involved.”
Johnson wrote another tweet, saying that he has “Known Draymond since he was a freshmen at MSU, he’s a good person w/ a big heart and he continues to give back to youth around the country!”
Green also received support in the form of Charles Barkley, who said the media has enabled fans to say on social media “anything they want about these professional players.” He further went on to say the media “read these fools’ tweets. Y’all make them feel like their opinion is important. Y’all have given these fans a voice where they think they can disrespect these players because of the amount of money they make and things like that. So, more power to Draymond for slapping the hell out of that kid, whoever he was.”
Green is a member of the U.S. National Team, and will participate in Team USA training camp in Las Vegas from July 18 until July 21. Team USA will also be taking part in exhibition games scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago in late July.