Draymond Green accepts plea deal, won’t face criminal charges
Former Michigan State forward Draymond Green accepted a plea bargain that will knock his misdemeanor assault charge down to a civil infraction, the Detroit Free-Press and several other outlets reported Friday morning.
Green will pay a total of $560 in fines and will not face any jail time. The charge will become civil if Green avoids contact with the victim for a year and doesn’t commit any other crimes.
Draymond Green plea agreement: $560 fine, no criminal offenses, no contact with victim for 1 year. Charge would become a civil infraction.
— Freep Sports (@freepsports) July 22, 2016
Green was arrested for assault on July 10 in East Lansing after slapping Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson outside a restaurant. The two allegedly had a confrontation the night prior that resulted in Green slapping him on early Sunday morning. Edmondson has since transferred.
Green, a Saginaw, Mich., native, played for the Spartans from 2008-2012, won Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior and has since developed into a star for the Warriors. He’s currently in Las Vegas working out with Team USA ahead of the Rio Olympics, which begin next month.