Celtics release statement addressing Jabari Bird arrest

Jabari Bird

Jabari Bird was officially arraigned on these charges on Thursday after being arrested last week, causing the Celtics to release a statement on the matter.

At the arraignment, Bird was charged with assault and battery with a unsafe weapon, assault and battery of a family or household member, kidnapping and strangulation, following his arrest over the weekend.

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

In a four-hour episode that Bird's girlfriend said began with "trust issues", prosecutors claimed (via the Boston Herald) that Bird "began strangling her using one of his hands and also threw her against a wall". "Police say she locked herself in the bathroom, and at one point in the alleged altercation she was hiding under a bed".

Bird to be freed on $100,000 bail The alleged victim told police that Bird struggles with anxiety issues. She reportedly moved him to a bed and fled in a friend's vehicle.

According the the police report, the victim suffered internal bleeding behind her ear in addition to cuts and bruises. Adding to Tom Westerholm's detailing of the events are allegations that Bird prevented her from leaving with physical force, including dragging her away by her ankles. The team will have no further comment at this time. "I apologize to my family, the Celtics organization, my teammates, the fans and the National Basketball Association for the unnecessary distraction that I have caused", the statement reads, via ESPN's Marc Spears. 'The information that has been released does not tell the full story. I do not condone violence against women. I am hopeful that in due time and process, I will be able to regain everyone's trust'.

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Bird was transferred Saturday to an undisclosed hospital for what police have called an "evaluation" that continued until Thursday when it appeared doctors treating him had concluded he was sufficently healthy to appear in court.

He reportedly texted her that if she did not return to the apartment, he would kill himself.

The Celtics will be working with the league and local authorities in assisting the ongoing investigation.

Drafted with the 58th pick in 2017, Bird spent most of last season with the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics G-League affiliate. After "being guarded" at St. Elizabeth's Hospital following the incident, Bird appeared in court Thursday morning to be arraigned.

Bird could face up to 10 years in prison if he's found guilty of the kidnapping and/or assault and battery charges.

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