Thursday July 14th, 2016

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Michigan State senior defensive back Jermaine Edmondson has been released from his scholarship and plans to transfer for his final year of eligibility, the university announced.

“In discussions with Jermaine Edmondson following spring practice and in the weeks thereafter, it became clear that Jermaine wanted to play a larger role on the team,” head coach Mark D'Antonio said in the statement. “After consulting with him in the summer, he felt it was in his best interest to finish his playing career elsewhere. We have granted his immediate release to transfer to another institution to have that opportunity.”

Edmondson was the player who was allegedly punched in a dispute with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green that resulted in his arrest. There were no reported injuries in the altercation, and Green was later released on $200 bail.

• How Green’s arrest will impact the Warriors and USA Basketball

Edmondson is coming off a season in which he recorded a career-high 25 tackles and two fumble recoveries in 14 games for the Spartans.

Green, 26, has played four NBA seasons, all with the Warriors. He was named to his first All-Star team this season after averaging 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. Green is also a member of Team USA basketball for the upcoming Rio Olympics.

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