Getting slapped by a NBA player is one thing but leaving your school because of it is another.
CB Jermaine Edmondson, the Michigan State player who allegedly was hit by Michigan State Alum and Golden State Warrior Draymond Green, has been granted his release from the football team.
Spartans coach Mark Dantonio made the announcement on Wednesday night.
Edmondson played in 14 games, making 24 total tackles and recovered two fumbles.
Green was arrested on charges of “simple assault.” He was released on $200 bond and his arraignment is scheduled for July 20. If convicted, he would face a maximum of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Edmondson said to police that he told Green to watch where he was going after Green had bumped into him at a different establishment the night before.
“I was talking to one of my teammates when Draymond bumped into me, and I said, ‘Hey bro, can you at least say excuse me?'” Edmondson, 22, said in a statement to the East Lansing Police Department about the incident on Friday night. “… I asked who he was to think that it’s OK to bump into somebody without saying excuse me. He then said, ‘I pay for n—as like you scholarships.’ Then I started to say you have me messed up before I was choked out by two guys who were with him.”ESPN
Green told officers after the arrest “that he was sorry for slapping the subject and wanted to speak with him to make things right.”
Denver Broncos wide receiver and Michigan State alum Bennie Fowler also said Green did not punch Edmondson.
The police were not called because of the altercation but was already close by on patrol.
The Warriors and USA Men’s Basketball team are both looking into the situation.