Warrior’s All-Star, Draymond Green, agreed to a plea deal in his East Lansing, Michigan assault
case. The forward will not face any jail time as a result of the incident. East Lansing law
enforcement will also require him to pay a $500 fine.
He allegedly slapped a man during a confrontation near East Lansing outside of a bar this month.
Michigan prosecutors agreed to reduce his misdemeanor assault charge. Now the hot-blooded
forward will face a noise violation charge instead of the more serious accusation.
David Meyers, an assistant city attorney in East Lansing said that Green would be guilty of a civil
The member of the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team will pay a $60 jail restitution fee in
addition to the larger fine. He will have to plead guilty or no contest as a part of this deal.
Meyers said in a released statement: “The plea agree reached with Mr. Green is in accordance
with our normal plea bargain procedures and guidelines for a case with similar circumstances,
evidence and witness statements.”
“We simply treated Mr. Green no differently than any other defendant that we prosecute.”
The Warriors’ big man is a former Michigan State all-american basketball player. He was arrested
outside of an East Lansing bar on suspicion of slapping former MSU football player, Jermaine
Edmondson on July 10th.
Edmondson was granted a transfer last week. The two athletes’ beef stems back to July 8th,
when the versatile big bumped into the defensive back at Rick’s, a popular bar in East Lansing.
The smaller football player was snatched by the throat by an unknown person after some words
were exchanged between the two.
Two days later, the two ran into each other again near Rick’s. A verbal argument broke out and
Green struck the younger man in the face with his right hand, according to the police report.
The Warriors’ forward remains on thin ice in Michigan. He will have to abide by the conditions of
the plea agreement for no further action will be taken.