Star of the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green, was taken into custody on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery. On Monday, police said that the incident took place over the weekend near the Michigan State campus.
It was alleged that the ordeal took place around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The incident occurred in the city where he played for the Spartans from 2008 to 2012. According to CBS Local, Lt Scott Wrigglesworth of the East Lansing Police confirmed that the supposed victim, an adult male, was not wounded and did not flag down an officer after the incident.
Green is hoping to move on from his Sunday arrest as fast as possible. He is regarded as the Warriors’ All-Star power forward player and a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. His first public appearance since the arrest took place was on Tuesday at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado. He made his first public comments, according to East Bay Times.
“I think when things happen, I think you meet them head on,” Green said. “My legal team is handling it. It will be resolved really quickly. As a public figure, I just can’t put myself in certain situations. It’s something that I’ll learn from and just move on.”
After his arrest, the Warrior’s power player was released on a $200 bond. James Heos, the star player’s lawyer, told the reporters on Monday that the Warrior’s player is innocent.
Former NBA star Charles Barkley came to “The Dan LeBetard Show.” There, he said that the star player’s situation is getting better as the media has provided a voice to fans who think they can disrespect players because of the amount of money they make.
“So more power to Draymond for slapping the hell out of that kid, whoever he was,” Barkley said.
There was no public comment from the Warriors related to the Draymond Green incident.
TMZ has posted on its website the arrest video of Draymond Green.
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