Draymond Green Arrested for Assault in Michigan, Victim Not Injured: Police | NBC Bay Area

Draymond Green Arrested for Assault in Michigan, Victim Not Injured: Police

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    (Published Monday, July 11, 2016)

    Warriors star forward Draymond Green was arrested in East Lansing, Mich. on Sunday for an assault charge, even though the victim wasn't injured, police said.

    Green was arrested at 2:30 a.m. outside Conrad's, a popular late-night restaurant near the downtown business district, Lt. Scott Wriggelsworth confirmed to NBC Bay Area. Despite the charge, a male victim was not injured and no other arrests were made, he said. The context of this charge was not revealed. But the San Francisco Chronicle said a source said that Green slapped a taunting fan at a nightclub.

    The arrest was first reported by by MLive.

    Green posted a $200 bond and has been released from jail, but he could face assault and battery charges, Wriggelsworth said. He has until July 20 to turn himself in and be arraigned. The amount is standard for this type of allegation, Wriggelsworth said.

    The Golden State Warriors organization was aware of the news.

    "At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation," the team said Monday in a statement.

    Charles Tucker, a basketball coach in East Lansing and who has known Green for years, said he would be shocked if the NBA star did anything wrong.

    "Sometimes we get in heated situations, not because of what we do, but because of who we are," Tucker said. "I'm quite sure Draymond is fine. He's a great guy, great personality, great humanitarian."

    Tucker believes Green's arrest was blown out of proportion.

    According to an arrest log dating back to 2009, Green has nothing more than speeding and parking violations on record in East Lansing. One of those times was first reported by TMZ, highlighting a March Snapchat video Green shot, driving at 118 mph in California.

    Green, who is from Saginaw, Michigan, has been playing for the Warriors since 2012 and is set to play with the U.S. Men's Basketball team at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

    During his college days, he played at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

    In June, he was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals for exceeding the limit for flagrant foul points in the postseason.

    Green's current salary is $15 million a year.

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