Draymond Green's arrest stemmed from slapping an MSU football player
Draymond Green has never been afraid to share his Michigan State pride.
From donating a $3 million gift to the university to publicly betting LeBron James that the Spartan football team would be Ohio State, the NBA star bleeds green and white.
But Green’s misdemeanor arrest from the weekend was apparently the result of some friendly fire.
Green was arrested after slapping Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson in the face:
East Lansing Police Department report on Draymond Green arrest confirms he allegedly slapped MSU football player Jermaine Edmondson
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Green was released on $200 bond.
The incident occurred early on Sunday morning and Conrad’s Grill in downtown East Lansing, according to police. Green had reportedly retaliated after “a fan” taunted him. Edmondson’s name was not originally released by police.
According to ESPN, Edmondson said that Green’s arrest on Sunday morning preceded an altercation the two had on Friday.
“I was talking to one of my teammates when Draymond bumped into me and I said, ‘Hey bro can you at least say excuse me?'” Edmondson, 22, said in a statement to the East Lansing Police Department about the incident on Friday night. “… I asked who he was to think that it’s okay to bump into somebody without saying excuse me. he then said, ‘I pay for n—– like you scholarships.’ Then I started to say you have me messed up before I was choked out by two guys who were with him.”
The police report said that Edmondson saw Green again the following night at Conrad’s, and he confronted him about what happened.
“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 his statement to police. “As I started to talk again, boom, I’m punched in the jaw, in front of all my friends and peers.”
According to the police report, Green indicated to officers after the arrest “that he was sorry for slapping the subject and wanted to speak with him to make things right.”
Edmondson is a fifth-year senior who played in all 14 games for the Spartans in 2015. The reserve defensive back is expected to play on special teams.
Green’s Golden State Warriors were the first team in the history of the NBA to blow a 3-1 lead in the Finals.
“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.”