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Free agent Greg Oden's battery trial delayed until November

A judge delayed the case of free agent center Greg Oden, who is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend. His new trial date is Nov. 19.

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

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.

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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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