( 4UMF NEWS ) Draymond Green Arrested:
Details are beginning to emerge about Draymond Green’s early Sunday arrest in East Lansing.
The arrest stemmed from an incident in downtown East Lansing and resulted in no injuries, according to East Lansing city attorney Thomas Yeadon. The maximum penalty Green could face if found guilty of the assault charge is a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail.
Yeadon told MLive that police were not called to the scene but were instead already on the scene where the incident occurred.
“This is fairly common for a college town,” Yeadon said.
Online documents released Monday afternoon confirm Green was arrested for assault on Sunday morning.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Green slapped a taunting fan, citing a source.
According to a court document from East Lansing’s 54B District Court, the arrest occurred at 2:28 a.m. Sunday. Green was released on a $200 bond that same day and is scheduled to be arraigned by July 20.
Green, a fourth-year forward with the Warriors, did not immediately return a call and message for comment on Monday morning.
A statement released by the Warriors Monday read: “We are aware of news involving Draymond Green in Michigan over the weekend. At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation.”
Green, 26, is scheduled to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, later this summer. A spokesman from USA Basketball told MLive that the organization “is aware of this news” and has no comment at this time on his status with the Olympic team.
Green, a Saginaw native, agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Warriors worth $85 million last summer. He was originally drafted 35th overall in the 2012 NBA draft.
At Michigan State, Green was a consensus 2012 All-American and set the program’s all-time record for career rebounds. He is one of three Spartans with over 1,000 career points (1,517 points) and 1,000 career rebounds (1,096).
As a professional, Green was named an All-Star for the first time in his career this season, averaging 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game.