VIDEO: Warriors forward Draymond Green faces lawsuit for alleged assault

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green warms up before Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND (KRON) — Warriors star Draymond Green is facing a lawsuit over an alleged assault that happened in 2016.

High profile California attorney Lisa Bloom filed the lawsuit Tuesday, which stems from an incident in Michigan last July where Green allegedly slapped former Michigan State football player, Jermaine Edmondson, following a fight outside a bar.

Green was arrested and charged, but the charges were later lowered to a $500 fine for a noise infraction.

Bloom said in a statement overnight that the lawsuit will be filed against Green for severely impacting the victim’s lives.

Edmondson says he still suffers from neck pain and headaches resulting from the incident.

In a news conference on Tuesday, Edmondson said:

“On July ninth, Draymond Green bumped into me in a bar on MSU campus. I told him that he could have at least said excuse me. But instead, he asked people around me who I was, like I wasn’t even worthy talking to him. Then he looked at me in the eye and said I know (bleep) like you. I pay for (bleep) like your scholarship. Before I could tell him how messed up he had me, how messed up that was for him to say that, these two men who were following him around grabbed me, choked me against the wall. When I finally got free, I heard my girlfriend, Bianca, crying and calling out for me. She told me that one of the men had turned around and choked her also.”

The Golden State Warriors released a statement Tuesday:

“This threatened lawsuit relates to an incident that occurred in East Lansing, Michigan over a year ago, for which Draymond paid a noise violation fine. The Warriors will have no further comment at this time.”

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