Greg Oden was arrested early this morning in Lawrence, Ind.
He has been booked on two preliminary charges — one Class A misdemeanor for battery with injury and one Class B misdemeanor for battery.
The probable cause affidavit states that a witness claims Oden punched a female victim in the face. An officer observed “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victims face.”
The victim advised officers that she fell but was unable to advise when and where. The affidavit also states that the “victim was very uncooperative.”
Dammit. What is it with sports stars treating their significant others’ faces like punching bags?
Oden’s Marcus Hall shirt is an excellent example of why I am completely terrified to wear novelty look-at-me shirts. You’re pretty much inviting all sorts of ridicule should you do something stupid.
And this certainly qualifies.
“I was wrong and I know what has to happen,” Oden told officers. He said he and the woman had dated for approximately two years and broke up about two months ago.