Golden State Warriors Draymond Green assault charges may risk his Olympic stint this August. The 26-year-old forward was in the middle of an altercation with another man last Sunday.
The incident happened at Conrad’s Grill in East Lansing, Michigan. Draymond Green assaulted a man. While the details are unclear, the police confirmed no shoving happened. Moreover, no one was injured in the altercation.
The East Lansing Police Department also made it clear that they did not respond to the assault scene. Rather, it was part of their normal patrol route.
Draymond Green was arrested but was quickly released on a $200 bond. Draymond Green is scheduled to appear at the arraignment hearing on July 20. If he gets convicted, he may face up to 93 days in jail and be fined up to $500.
The US Men’s National Basketball bound for Rio Summer Olympics this August may have one man missing after the Draymond Green assault case. If he is found guilty, the Olympic team will have to work out a settlement in order for Green to compete.
Green and the Olympic team will also have to find a way to work around the arraignment schedule. The U.S. Olympic team camp is scheduled for July 18-21 which clearly is in the conflict of the arraignment.
Meanwhile, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has told ESPN that they are still waiting for the case’s details.
While this is Green’s first arrest, his behavior on court has seen him get suspended for a Golden State Warriors’ finals last season. This is after he accumulated flagrant fouls in the latter stages.
His last season saw him average 14 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists. He is also in his second year of completing a five-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors.
As for his Olympic duty, history shows that the Olympic team has never dismissed a player from its roster for any reason whatsoever. Thus, the Olympic managing team may just work a deal with the judge on the Draymond Green assault case. Once this happens, he may not be required to appear before the court and he may still represent the US in the upcoming Olympics.