Green reaches plea deal, will pay $560
East Lansing — Lawyers say former Michigan State 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.
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 former Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson 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, now with the Golden State Warriors, is playing for the U.S. basketball team in the Olympics that begins next month.