Lawyer: Green case could be resolved before Olympics
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
James Heos tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/2afT4KC ) 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 is a former Michigan State standout. He's accused of striking ex-Spartan football player Jermaine Edmondson on July 10 near campus.
Edmondson received a release to transfer from the school.