LOS ANGELES: Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has reached a plea agreement that keeps him out of jail and reduced the assault charge he faced after he allegedly striking a university football player in Michigan this month.
Officials in East Lansing, Michigan, announced the agreement on Friday. Green, slated to play for the USA at the Rio Olympics, will be fined $500 and pay $60 in restitution to Jermaine Edmondson, who police said was slapped by Green at a restaurant on July 10.
Green, who played basketball at Michigan State University in East Lansing, originally was facing a misdemeanor assault charge. It was reduced to a noise violation.
Green didn’t have to amit guilt or enter a no-contest plea, according to assistant city prosecutor David Meyers.
As part of the deal, Green is prohibited from contact with Edmondson for one year.
Since the incident Edmondson has been released from the Michigan State football program, although university officials said his departure was not related to the incident.