Roughly one year after his incident at a bar in East Lansing, Michigan where he allegedly slapped a former Michigan State football player, Draymond Green will now face a civil lawsuit.
Attorney Lisa Bloom announced the suit, on behalf of former Spartan football player Jermaine Edmondson, in a press conference Tuesday morning after putting out a press release Monday.
Here is my announcement re a new case we are filing against NBA star Draymond Green tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/okpDqPme6r
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) July 24, 2017
The alleged incident took place last July at Green’s alma mater in Michigan. In the early morning hours of July 10, 2016, Green reportedly slapped Edmonson after earlier confrontations between the two that included taunts from Edmonson. The former football player said in a police report at the time that he had pain in his neck and jaw. Green was arrested and wound up paying a little more than $500 in fines but faced no jail time. He was ultimately charged with a noise violation and a civil infraction.
The suit claims that Edmonson and his girlfriend’s lives have been “severely impacted” by the incident. Edmondson no longer plays for Michigan State, but his release from the program last summer made no mention of the incident with Green. The suit also alleges bullying and misleading statements made by Green in the aftermath of the event and even says Green “has often been called a bully both on and off the court.”
Draymond told ESPN that he is “just letting his attorneys handle the situation.”
“I am hopeful and confident this will be resolved soon,” Green said to ESPN.