Tuesday's NBA: Warriors’ Green sued by former MSU football player

Daniel Mano
Bay Area News Group

More than a year after a late-night incident involving Draymond Green, the Warriors forward is still dealing with the fallout.

Last July, then-Michigan State student-athlete Jermaine Edmondson got into a heated exchange with Green at a night club in East Lansing, Mich. Green allegedly slapped Edmonson, a former Spartans football player, leading to Green’s arrest for misdemeanor assault.

Even though Green worked out a plea deal with prosecutors — dropping the misdemeanor charge in exchange for Green accepting responsibility for a noise violation and paying a $560 fine — another lawsuit linked to the incident was filed this week by high-profile Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom on behalf of Edmonson.

“This lawsuit relates to an incident that occurred in East Lansing, Michigan over a year ago, for which Draymond paid a noise violation fine,” Green’s team said in a statement. “Draymond looks forward to defending himself and clearing up the misinformation put forth today.”

Green also issued a statement to ESPN.

“I am just letting my attorneys handle the situation,” Green said. “I am hopeful and confident this will be resolved soon.”

Bloom filed this second lawsuit over the same incident Tuesday. It alleges assault, battery and related claims based on Green’s “alleged acts of violence against a young man and woman,” according to The Bloom Firm.

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