OAKLAND, Calif. – New details regarding the arrest of a Golden State Warriors star player are painting a different picture than what was previously believed.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was arrested for assault Sunday in Michigan.
Authorities in East Lansing wouldn’t confirm details of Green’s arrest, but a police report from the incident is filling in the blanks.
Initially, reports indicated that Green slapped a taunting fan at a bar.
According to Mercury News, the report confirms that Green allegedly assaulted Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. However, it indicates the incident was a result of a two-day feud between the men.
Two days before his arrest, the report claims that Green bumped into Edmondson, who said, “Hey bro, you can at least say ‘Excuse me.”
At that point, the report claims that Green responded by saying, “Do you know who I am?”
Later that night, Deadspin reports that someone came up to Edmondson and grabbed him by throat. However, he didn’t know the man. A woman, who was reported to be Edmondson’s girlfriend, was also grabbed by the throat.
Mercury News reports the alleged suspects were ‘Green’s associates.’
The next day, Edmondson came back to the bar and ran into Green again, where he said. “Last night wasn’t cool.” The site reports that Green allegedly began poking Edmondson, which resulted in him telling Green to take his hands off of him.
At that point, Edmondson was either punched or slapped.
On Tuesday, KGO learned that Green will not have to appear in court for arraignment on the misdemeanor assault and battery charge.
Green’s attorney requested a waiver of arraignment, meaning the 26-year-old will not have to be back in court on July 20. During that time, he is set to participate in Team USA training camp in Las Vegas before the 2016 Olympic Games.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
“I think when things happen, I think you meet them head on. My legal team is handling it. It will be resolved really quickly. As a public figure, I just can’t put myself in certain situations. It’s something that I’ll learn from and just move on,” Green said.