Attorney: Draymond Green plea deal possible

Associated Press
Draymond Green

East Lansing — An attorney for former Michigan State star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault and battery charge from a confrontation near the MSU may be resolved after the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The attorney, James Heos, told the Lansing State Journal that Green appeared during a closed-door pretrial conference Thursday in East Lansing District Court via FaceTime. The U.S. team starts play in Rio on Aug. 6.

Heos said a plea agreement is a possibility and that he’s “still accumulating witness’ statements” and “trying to get to the bottom of this.”

Green, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors and is in Las Vegas for a pre-Olympic camp with Team USA, is accused of striking ex-Spartan football player Jermaine Edmondson on July 10 near campus.

Edmondson received a release to transfer from the school.