Warriors’ Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

Green was accused of striking a Michigan State football player in the face on July 10 outside a restaurant near campus

Draymond Green
In this April 27, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Oakland, Calif. Green was arrested for an alleged assault over the weekend in East Lansing, Michigan, according to online court records. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016, in the city where Green played for Michigan State from 2008-12. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan.

David Meyers, an attorney for the city, says the noise violation is not a criminal charge so no guilty plea is required. Green’s attorney, James Heos, said Friday it’s akin to a parking ticket.

Green was accused of striking a Michigan State football player in the face on July 10 outside a restaurant near campus. Police say they witnessed the incident. Heos says Green was defending himself.

Meyers says Green got no special treatment in the deal. Green is a former Michigan State star who is playing for the U.S. basketball team in the Olympics that begins next month.

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