There are apparently more details regarding the incident that took place between former Michigan State basketball star Draymond Green and current Spartans cornerback Jermaine Edmondson Sunday morning.
According to a police report, Edmondson and Green had an encounter the Friday night before Green slapped Edmondson and was arrested for assault outside of Conrad’s Grill in East Lansing, Mich.
Edmondson claims a member of Green’s camp grabbed him by the throat during an encounter at Rick’s American Cafe, a downtown East Lansing bar.
“This is wrong on so many levels for someone to think that something like this is okay,” Edmondson said in his statement, according to MLive.com’s Brendan F. Quinn. “Me and my girlfriend were both choked in front of our peers and we couldn’t do anything about it.”
The following Sunday Edmondson was approached by Green at Conrad’s. He said in the report that Green put his hand on him and started talking to him. Edmondson told Green to take his hand off of him and that sparked an argument, which eventually led to Green striking Edmondson outside of Conrad’s.
The police report states that Edmondson indicated interest in pressing charges against Green.
“I would like to take further action on this situation and I am willing to fully cooperate to get this situation taken care of,” Edmondson said in the report, according to Quinn.
Green said his legal team was handling the situation in his first public appearance since the incident took place.
“As a public figure, I just can’t put myself in certain situations,” Green said on Tuesday.
Green reportedly registered a .10 blood-alcohol content after taking a breathalyzer test after being arrested. He was held in jail until he became sober.
Green’s attorney, James Heos, said his client is “completely innocent.”
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 for his pretrial conference on Aug. 4, but will not have to appear in court, according to Quinn. He faces maximum penalties of a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail if convicted.
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.
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.