On Monday, the victims of an alleged assault released a press release, accusing Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green of physical assault and battery. In the release, it was announced that the then-unnamed man and woman would speak for the first time on Tuesday about the allegations.
Now, the man, who has been identified as ex-Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson, has come forward to discuss the allegations publicly in the wake of the recently filed lawsuit against Green.
“I think about what happened with Draymond every day,” Edmondson said. “I still feel his hand on my jaw.”
If you recall, the Golden State star was arrested last summer on assault charges in East Lansing, Michigan. In the incident, police say Green got into an altercation with another man, who has since been identified as Edmondson, though there were no reported injuries. About a week later, Green signed a plea agreement, which included a $560 fine with the opportunity for the misdemeanor assault and battery charges to be dropped to a civil infraction.
Today, one year later, the victim has returned with legal action.
According to TMZ, Edmonson recollected the incident, saying Green’s crew attacked him and his girlfriend at the Michigan bar on July 10th. The next night, Edmondson said he tried to confront Green about the incident, but Green punched him in the face. Green was then arrested for assault.
Since then, Edmondson says his life has been a wreck. He said the assault forced him to quit the team and leave school for a little bit, as he has become the butt of a joke thanks to the Golden State baller. As a result, he and his girlfriend have lawyered up and have sued Green for assault and battery.
In the meantime, a rep for Green said the “lawsuit relates to an incident that occurred in East Lansing, Michigan over a year ago, for which Draymond paid a noise violation fine.”
“Draymond looks forward to defending himself and clearing up the misinformation put forth today.”