Ex-Michigan State Football Player Sues Draymond Green for Alleged Assault, Battery
A former Michigan State football player and his girlfriend have filed a lawsuit against Draymond Green accusing the Warriors forward of assault and battery.
The accusers’ attorney announced Monday that the suit would be filed Tuesday. The suit claims “acts of violence against a young man and woman” as well as “physical assault, bullying and misleading statements by Mr. Green,” the attorney, Lisa Bloom, said in a statement.
The plaintiffs are Jermaine Edmondson and Bianca Williams, who were involved in an altercation with Green last July in Michigan.
Green was arrested for misdemeanor assault after being accused of slapping Edmondson at an East Lansing restaurant. Edmondson also claimed that he was choked by two men who were with Green and that his girlfriend, Williams, was choked as well.
Edmondson later transferred from the school, though his decision to leave the Spartans program was not tied to the incident with Green.
Green accepted a plea deal to settle the Michigan case by paying a $560 noise complaint fine. The plea deal, submitted July 22, 2016, also included an order to avoid contact with Edmondson for one year.
“This lawsuit relates to an incident that occurred in East Lansing, Michigan over a year ago, for which Draymond paid a noise violation fine,” a spokesperson for Green said in a statement. “Draymond looks forward to defending himself and clearing up the misinformation put forth today.”