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Felony charge recommended for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder

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CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 26: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 26, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in September.

Now, he might fight face a more serious charge.

Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Hawks guard Dennis Schroder’s misdemeanor case has been transferred to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office with the recommendation that it be prosecuted as felony aggravated battery, according to court records.

DeKalb Assistant Solicitor-General Tommy McNulty wrote that all four defendants should be prosecuted for aggravated battery because they “maliciously” caused bodily harm that resulted in “serious damage to the victim’s knee and leg.”

“The victim’ s medical records . . . indicate that the victim suffered a torn meniscus and a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL),” McNulty wrote to Boston. “These injuries require multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. As such, this case should be handled by the District Attorney’ s Office.”

The Hawks called Schroder’s actions “unacceptable” and said they’d discipline him once the case proceeds legally.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement says any player convicted of a violent felony will be suspended at least 10 games.