24 year old Celtic’s player Jabari Bird has been arrested for for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping. Bird assaulted his girlfriend on September 7 so severely that she lost consciousness. His bail has been set at $50k cash.
Officials say the alleged victim claims Bird terrorized her for 4 hours at his Brighton apartment — where she tried to get away from the NBA player by hiding under her bed and locking herself in her bathroom.
During the alleged altercation, the woman claims Bird strangled her at least 12 times.
She claims she tried to escape, but Bird grabbed her by the ankles and dragged her away from the door.
Officials say Bird appeared to be having “seizure-like” symptoms during the end of the attack — and that’s how she was able to leave.
Afterward, she claims Bird texted her that he would kill himself if she didn’t return to the apartment. (TMZ)
He’s since released a statement, apologizing for the incident. “I’m taking some time away from the team as I deal with my legal and medical issues. I apologize to my family, the Celtics organization, my teammates, the fans and the NBA for the unnecessary distraction that I have caused.”
source – tmz