Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Draymond Green hearing on assault case moved to accommodate Olympics

Team USA Basketball Showcase

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Blake Griffin #44, Draymond Green #37 and DeMarcus Cousins #36 of the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s National Team stand on the court before a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Getty Images

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics.

The Lansing State Journal reports that a pre-trial conference originally set for Aug. 4 will be held next Thursday. The former Michigan State basketball player is accused of striking former Spartans football player Jermaine Edmondson in the jaw during a weekend confrontation near the East Lansing campus.

Green’s attorney says it would be difficult for his client to communicate while he’s out of the country.

Green was arrested and taken to the East Lansing jail where he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, police said. According to a police report, Green said “he was sorry” and sought “to make things right.”

Michigan State says Edmondson has received his release to transfer.

MORE: Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony lead Olympic roster