Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors’ all-star forward, could face up to 93 days in jail if convicted for reportedly assaulting a man in East Lansing, Michigan, on Sunday.
Green was arrested at the East Lansing restaurant, Conrad’s Grill, for an altercation with a person who allegedly called out the Warriors star with a series of insinuating remarks.
Michigan Police told ESPN that Green was released with a $200 bond. “It was basically an altercation between two guys. There’s no injuries. He (Green) was released with a $200 bond on Sunday.”
Green, who made his first all-star team last year, will now appear for an arraignment on July 20. If convicted, Green would face a maximum of 93 days in prison besides a fine of $500.
ESPN’s report shed some light into the incident:
“Lt. Scott Wrigglesworth from the East Lansing Police Department told ESPN that he couldn’t confirm whether the assault was a punch or a slap but it was not a shove. He also said police were not called to the scene, but were already there as part of their normal patrol.”
Draymond Green out of Team USA?
According to Detroit News, Green’s alleged misdemeanour is being investigated by USA Basketball. Green is part of Team USA which will compete in Rio next month at the Olympic games.
“USA Basketball is aware of this news. At this point, we are collecting all related information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation,” Jerry Colangelo, president of USA Basketball, said in a statement released Monday.
The report also revealed that Green was “arrested at 2:28 a.m. near the intersection of Grand River and Abbot.”
Draymond Green, scheduled to appear for his arraignment on July 20, could be forced to miss Team USA’s camp in Las Vegas scheduled between July 18 and 21.
According to Peter Henning, a criminal law professor at Wayne State University, Green could still be allowed to travel with Team USA despite his impending case. “They (the court) can make an arrangement to make an initial appearance (at the camp) and he may not even have to be present for it,” Henning was quoted as saying by Detroit News.
“This sounds fairly low level and so a judge is going to be able … they can make the necessary exceptions for him to be out of state and out of the country. So it’s unlikely that it would prevent him from participating in the Olympics,” added Henning.
Draymond Green averaged a career-high 14 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists last season which landed him a place in the All NBA Second Team and All Defense First Team.