Occasional NBA Center Greg Oden was arrested early this morning at his home in Lawrence, Indiana for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. He is charged with Battery. Matt McCutcheon, a reporter for WTHR-TV Channel 13 Eyewitness News tweeted out his mugshot. Here are the details from the police report.
According to the police report, officers arrived at the Lawrence, Indiana home of Oden’s mother at 3:30 AM … to find a woman lying on a bed and holding her face.
The report says police observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face. There was also blood on the sofa and floor.
A woman who identified herself as the victim’s best friend told police Oden punched the victim in the face.
According to the report, Oden told police, “Things got out of control and I started to go after the victim. My relative and witness tried to hold me back, but as I swung my arms to move them out of the way, then punched the victim in the face. I was wrong and I know what has to happen.”
This is not a good look for a guy who is barely hanging on in the league.
It will be interesting to see if Adam Silver decides to make an example of him in light of the recent criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.