Warriors’ Green arrested for assault

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Draymond Green AFP PHOTO

Draymond Green AFP PHOTO

LOS ANGELES: Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who is expected to represent the United States in the Rio Olympics, has been arrested for an alleged misdemeanor assault.

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According to court documents obtained by ESPN, the 26-year-old Green was detained in the early morning hours on Sunday (Monday in Manila) following an altercation at Conrad’s Grill restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan where Green played four seasons of college basketball.

Police said that Green was arrested for misdemeanor assault and battery. Green has not been charged and police said no one was injured.

He was released on a $200 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on July 20.

“It was basically an altercation between two guys,” police told the US sports broadcaster on Monday. There were no injuries reported.

If convicted, he could face a maximum $500 fine and 93 days in jail.

The Warriors said they are trying to learn more about the incident.

“We are aware of the news involving Draymond Green in Michigan over the weekend. At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation,” the Warriors said in a statement.

Green is among a dozen players who are expected to make up the US team for the Rio Summer Games and he is scheduled to attend the men’s Olympic basketball camp in Las Vegas on July 18-21.

“We are still awaiting details. No comment at this time,” USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.

He averaged 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game last season in helping Golden State reach the National Basketball Association finals.

In the finals, the controversial Green got into a heated altercation with Cavaliers star LeBron James and missed game five of the championship series for an accumulation of flagrant fouls throughout the playoffs. The Cavaliers won the championship in game seven.

AFP

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