Police confirm Draymond Green slapped Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson during altercation
The East Lansing Police Department revealed in a report that former Michigan State basketball star Draymond Green allegedly slapped current Michigan State cornerback Jermaine Edmondson during an altercation early Sunday morning that led to Green’s arrest for assault.
Green, whose bond was set at $200, was arrested at 2:28 a.m. Sunday morning after slapping a male victim who was heckling Green outside of Conrad’s Grill in East Lansing. Video surfaced on Tuesday of Green being escorted into a squad car while handcuffed by police officers. According to MLive.com’s Brendan F. Quinn, Green took a breathalyzer test and had a .10 blood-alcohol content. He was held in jail until he was sober.
Green was arraigned outside of East Lansing after his attorney’s waiver of arraignment was accepted by an East Lansing judge. He has filed a plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 4 for his pretrial conference.
“As a public figure, I just can’t put myself in certain situations,” Green said on Tuesday.
Edmondson is a senior cornerback who appeared in all 14 games for the Spartans last season. He recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and broke up three passes as a junior. He could challenge for a starting job on the Spartans defense this season.
Green, 26, just concluded his fourth season with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 14 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while helping the Warriors win the NBA’s Western Conference. He was also selected to represent Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was expected to participate in training camp on July 18-21 in Las Vegas.