Free agent Greg Oden's battery trial delayed until November
A judge has delayed the case of free agent center Greg Oden, who is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend. The original trial date of Oct. 22 has now been pushed back to Nov. 19, a prosecutor's office spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com.
Oden is charged with one count of felony battery resulting in serious bodily harm and two misdemeanor battery charges after an incident on Aug. 7 in Lawrence, Indiana. Court records say that police responded to a home where they found a 24-year-woman with cuts and bruises on her face.
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The woman suffered a broken nose, a swollen eye and a laceration on her forehead after being punched at least three times in the face, according to police and court documents. Oden has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Oden, the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, is allowed to leave the state but required to wear a GPS tracking device. Oden's lawyer filed a request to have a device removed, but that request is pending.
Oden, 26, played last season for the Miami Heat and averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 23 games.
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