Jabari Bird Stepping Away From Celtics After Domestic Violence Arrest

Jabari Bird a Celtics guard who played 20 games for the Maine Red Claws during the 2017-2018 season was in court Monday facing charges that include assault battery kidnapping and strangulation after a domestic violence incident that occurred last Frid

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird appears for his arraignment on domestic violence charges at Brighton Municipal Court, Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Boston.

Bird, a second-round pick out of California previous year, has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend over a period of several hours and strangling her to the point where she lost consciousness.

Bird pleaded not guilty to felony kidnapping, felony assault and battery with a unsafe weapon, strangulation and assault and battery of a household member.

Bird was arrested on Saturday after the incident and was last reported to be under guard in a Boston hospital. Bird was originally scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, but that was delayed as he remained hospitalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

"Most importantly, our thoughts are with the victim of this incident", the statement reads. The Celtics organization deplores domestic violence of any kind, and we are deeply disturbed by the allegations against Jabari Bird.

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

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

Bird will be held on bail and be released under special conditions.

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.

What is Bird's employment status with the Celtics?

Drafted with the 58th pick in 2017, Bird spent most of last season with the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics G-League affiliate. Only the first year is guaranteed. He is next due in court October 25.

At the arraignment, one of Bird's attorneys, Brian T. Kelly, said there are "always two sides" to incidents, but acknowledged his client understands the "seriousness of the allegations". A Summer League standout this past July, Bird recently signed a two-year contract, which featured a fully guaranteed contract for the 2018-19 season, with the Celtics to round out their National Basketball Association roster. In the meantime, he can travel out of state only with the Celtics, should the organisation keep him on the roster entering this month's training camp. Pending a league investigation, Silver can also issue a suspension, even if a player is not found guilty.

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