Draymond Green takes plea deal in assault case

Golden State Warriors star was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery


DETROIT – Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has signed a plea deal in an assault case in which he punched a Michigan State football player in the jaw.

Green was arrested July 10 on a misdemeanor assault and battery charge and was taken to the East Lansing jail, where he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent, police said. According to a police report, Green said "he was sorry" and sought "to make things right."

MSU cornerback Jermaine Edmondson told police that he had been "choked" the previous night by two men who were with the NBA player at a bar, and Green punched him when he tried to talk to him on that Sunday. An officer described it as a "slap."

In a statement Friday, the city of East Lansing said Green's attorney presented the signed agreement after a court hearing Thursday. 

The plea deal reduces the charge to a civil infraction, which carries a penalty of a $500 fine and $60 in jail restitution. All are on conditions that Green avoids any further criminal offenses and has no contact with the victim for one year. 

East Lansing police report on Draymond Green by Clickon Detroit on Scribd