Draymond Green allegedly taunted Jermaine Edmondson over scholarship
Draymond Green and Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson were reportedly feuding for two days before things got physical between the two over the weekend.
According to a police report obtained by TMZ, at least two police officers witnessed Green slapping Edmondson across the face outside of a bar in East Lansing early Sunday morning. Edmondson claims the altercation began the night before the alleged slap, when Green bumped into him while the senior cornerback was hanging out with his girlfriend. Here are some more details:
Edmondson told police he was hanging out with his girlfriend when Green bumped into him. Edmondson says he told Green, “Hey bro, you can at least say ‘Excuse me.'”
Green allegedly responded by saying, “Do you know who I am?” … and added, “I pay for n***as like you scholarships.”
Edmondson says two of Green’s associates then began to choke him out right in the bar. He later noticed that Green’s associates choked his girlfriend as well.
Edmondson says he left the bar Friday night without contacting police and returned the following day to celebrate his birthday. That’s when he claims he ran into Green again, and Green confronted him about the incident the previous night. Edmondson says Green told him “last night wasn’t cool” and began poking him in the shoulder. Edmondson told police he told the Warriors forward not to touch him and then “boom I’m punched in my jaw.”
Police arrested Green, who reportedly admitted to slapping Edmondson. He apologized and expressed an interest in speaking with the MSU defensive back to “make things right,” but police brought Green into custody. His blood alcohol content is said to have been .10, so alcohol was involved.
Green, a Michigan State alum, made a record $3.1 million donation to the MSU athletic program last year, $2.1 million of which is used to help pay for scholarships.
Green has been known to lose his cool on the court, most recently when he hit LeBron James in the groin (video here) during the NBA Finals. He told TMZ his legal team is handling the latest situation and expressed remorse for putting himself in that situation.