Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was arrested on Sunday for allegedly punching Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson in the face.
Green was charged with simple assault for the altercation, which occurred at Conrad's Grill in East Lansing, Michigan. He was taken to the East Lansing jail and later released on $200 bond. Green’s arraignment is scheduled for July 20. If he is convicted, Green could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
According to the police report, Edmondson told the officers that he and Green had a previous altercation on July 8 at a different establishment. Green allegedly bumped into Edmondson, who told Green that he could “at least say excuse me”. Edmondson claims that he and his girlfriend were then choked by two men with Green.
Edmondson told the police that he was out celebrating his birthday the following night at Conrad's, when he noticed Green again and confronted him about the initial altercation.
“As he responded to me, he began to poke me on my shoulder and I tell him that he doesn't need to put his hands on me, we can just talk,” Edmondson said in a statement to police. “As I started to talk again, boom, I'm punched in the jaw, in front of all my friends and peers.”
Michigan State announced Wednesday that Edmondson has been granted his full release and will transfer and play his senior year elsewhere. It is unclear if the move is directly related to the incident with Green.
Green addressed the incident for the first time on Tuesday.
“When things happen, you meet them head on,” Green said. “My legal team is handling it. It will be resolved really quickly, As a public figure I can't put myself in certain situations. It's something that I'll learn from and move on.”