Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation and avoid jail time in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault and battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan.
"I'm happy that this is behind me and it's definitely a lesson learned. I'm looking forward to competing for a gold medal for my country," Green, who is preparing for the Rio Olympics with Team USA, told The Undefeated's Marc Spears.
David Meyers, an attorney for the city, says the noise violation is not a criminal charge, so no plea is required. Green's attorney, James Heos, said Friday that the violation is akin to a parking ticket.
"This criminal case is totally dismissed. We plead responsible to a noise ordinance. There was no criminology found. He was never going to trial. All of the witnesses say Draymond didn't do anything. It would be futile to file a lawsuit, " Heos told Spears.
Meyers said Green received no special treatment in the deal.
Green was accused of striking former Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson in the face on July 10 outside a restaurant near campus. Police say they witnessed the incident. Heos says Green was defending himself.
Edmondson, who played defensive back for the Spartans, was released from the school on July 13. In a statement announcing the release, football coach Mark Dantonio said Edmondson wanted to play a larger role on the team and felt it was in his best interest to finish his playing career elsewhere.
Green, 26, is in Las Vegas with the USA basketball team preparing for the Olympics, which begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. The basketball competition is slated for Aug. 6-21.
He appeared in 81 games for the Warriors last season and started 23 games in Golden State's playoff run to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. He missed Game 5 of the Finals for an accumulation of flagrant fouls throughout the postseason.
Green played four seasons for Michigan State under coach Tom Izzo.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.