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Draymond Green court hearing to be held before Olympics

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EAST LANSING, MI (AP/WNEM) -

A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Saginaw native and NBA player Draymond Green in an assault case to before he leaves next month for the Olympics. Green was arrested on assault charges over the weekend in East Lansing.

He was taken into custody at a restaurant at the corner of Grand River and Abbot, near Conrad's College Town Grill, after a fight broke out between him and another man, identified as MSU cornerback Jermaine Edmondson, at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The Golden State Warriors forward went to jail, but was released after paying a $200 bond.

Edmondson, who said he was punched in the jaw, was not arrested and was not hurt.

Green was tested to determine his blood-alcohol level, and on July, 13, East Lansing police released a report saying his blood-alcohol level was .10 percent when tested at the police station.

If convicted of assault or assault and battery, Green could face 93 days in jail, a $500 fine or both.

He has waived his right to an arraignment, meaning he won't have to attend in person. But it is scheduled to be held on July 21.

Edmondson told police he was "choked" the previous night by two men who were with the NBA player at a bar, and then he was punched by Green when he tried to talk to him on Sunday. An officer says he saw a "slap."

According to a police report, Green said "he was sorry" and sought "to make things right."

The Warriors released a statement saying: "At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation."

Green played for Michigan State from 2008-2012 before turning pro. He’s also set to play for the United States in the Olympics in Rio next month.

Edmondson has been dismissed from the MSU football team.

In discussions with Jermaine Edmondson following spring practice and in the weeks thereafter, it became clear that Jermaine wanted to play a larger role on the team. After consulting with him in the summer, he felt it was in his best interest to finish his playing career elsewhere. We have granted his immediate release to transfer to another institution to have that opportunity."

- Head Coach Mark Dantonio

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