EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics.
The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/29G3Iha ) that a pre-trial conference originally set for Aug. 4 will be held next Thursday. The former Michigan State basketball player is accused of striking former Spartans football player Jermaine Edmondson in the jaw during a weekend confrontation near the East Lansing campus.
Green's attorney says it would be difficult for his client to communicate while he's out of the country.
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Green was arrested and taken to the East Lansing jail where he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, police said. According to a police report, Green said ''he was sorry'' and sought ''to make things right.''
Michigan State says Edmondson has received his release to transfer.
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com