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Hawks’ Dennis Schroder arrested on misdemeanor battery charge

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Atlanta Hawks dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards in the second half at Verizon Center on March 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. 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 Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Dennis Schroder, the German point guard who is a part of the Hawks rebuilding efforts, has been arrested in Atlanta on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the story.

The Hawks have made that statement.

“We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schröder earlier this morning. We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”

According to the police report seen by the AP, the incident took place about 2 am at a restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven, where a heated argument turned physical, and after police came Schroder and three other men were arrested.

Because it’s a misdemeanor and first offense it would be unlikely there is any jail time involved, however, if he pleads/is found guilty there would be some punishment coming from the Hawks or the NBA.

Schroder averaged 17.9 points and 6.3 assists last season as the primary point guard for the Hawks.