So much for any long-term effects stemming from Draymond Green’s recent arrest. As the result of an altercation with a former University of Michigan State football player earlier this month, the Golden State Warriors star has taken a plea agreement that limits his punishment to a paltry fine and a one-year restraining order against the victim.
The former Spartans star was arrested on charges of assault in East Lansing on July 11. Though details of the incident were initially scarce, it later became apparent that Green’s physical altercation with cornerback Jermaine Edmondson – who recently announced his transfer from Michigan State – was of the minor, if easily preventable, variety.
It seems no further consequences are likely to follow Green’s run-in with the law. He’s currently in Las Vegas practicing with Team USA for August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and will report to training camp with Kevin Durant and the new-look Warriors shortly thereafter.
It goes without saying, basically, that Green will remain under the microscope both on and off the floor due to his meteoric rise to stardom and often brash persona. For his sake and that of the Warriors’ title hopes, here’s hoping he’s able to avoid controversy of any kind going forward.