Celtics’ Jabari Bird taking a break after violence charges

Celtics guard Jabari Bird to be arraigned on domestic violence charge

Celtics' Jabari Bird appears in court on domestic violence charge, prosecutors reveal details of alleged incident

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird strangled a woman at least a dozen times over a four-hour period last Friday, prosecutors alleged at an arraignment hearing Thursday.

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird entered a not guilty plea yesterday to charges of domestic assault, strangulation and kidnapping.

After "being guarded" at St. Elizabeth's Hospital following the incident, Bird appeared in court Thursday morning to be arraigned.

Bird's accuser is a 20-year-old student at a prominent university in Boston.

The ordeal, sparked by what the woman called "trust issues", went on for several hours, she said, until Bird experienced "seizure-like" symptoms and fell.

Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose like magic
The original death toll was put in double digits, but recently a new study placed the "official" count at just short of 3,000. The report compared predicted mortality under normal circumstances and deaths documented after Maria.

He is now free after posting $50,000 cash bail, and said in a statement that the full story of the incident is not yet been publicized.

Most importantly, our thoughts are with the victim of this incident.

"I do not condone violence against women", he said.

A report was handed down Thursday that Bird is stepping away from the team for "legal and medical issues" in the wake of the criminal charges against him for domestic violence. "I am hopeful that in due time and process, I will be able to regain everyone's trust".

The argument quickly escalated when Bird "began to strangle her using one of his hands around her neck, also throwing her against the wall", Boston police wrote in the report. Pursuant to Domestic Violence Policy in the NBA's labor agreement, matters of this kind are handled by the League Office, not the team, and so the Celtics will be working with both the league and local authorities to assist in their ongoing investigations.

Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool
Because we came here and tried to do it, you need a really outstanding performance - and that was what the boys delivered today. Tottenham were very erratic at the back and struggled to deal with the pace of the Liverpool attackers.

The Celtics have acknowledged they know of Bird's arrest, but have declined further comment since the weekend.

Bird was ordered to not have any contact with the alleged victim or any witnesses, and he must stay away from her college.

The Boston Celtics need to move on from Jabari Bird.

The Celtics selected Bird with the No. 56 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He spent his rookie season on a two-way contract and in July signed a two-year deal, with the first year fully guaranteed at $1.35 million. He appeared in 13 regular-season games for the Celtics last season, averaging 3 points per game.

Alleged Razer Phone 2 rendering shows up online
This suggests Razer will use the powerful, front-facing stereo speakers from its first handset in the Razer Phone 2 as well. Popular gaming computer-maker Razer is all geared up to unveil the second generation flagship smartphone next month.

Latest News