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Warriors' Green accepts plea bargain in assault case

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Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green has accepted a plea deal pertaining to his misdemeanor assault charge stemming from earlier in the month, according to The Detroit Free Press.

The 26-year-old will pay $560 in fines and not face any criminal offenses or jail time. He also must avoid contact with the victim for a duration of one year.

Green's charges will be reduced to a noise violation, which is merely a civil infraction and not criminal.

If contact is made or Green receives a new charge, the original charge will be reinstated.

On July 10 in East Lansing, Mich., Green was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson emanating from a confrontation between the two outside a local restaurant.

"The plea agreement reached with Mr. Green is in accordance with our normal plea bargain procedures and guidelines for a case with similar circumstances, evidence and witness statements," assistant city prosecutor David Meyers told the Lansing State Journal's Christopher Haxel. "We simply treated Mr. Green no differently than any other defendant that we prosecute."

Green played four seasons for the Michigan State Spartans, and is currently a member of the U.S. men's national team set to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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