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Celtics’ Sullinger arraigned on domestic violence charge

Sep 3, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

Jared Sullinger AP

UPDATE 12:01 pm: The Celtics’ Jared Sullinger appeared in court Tuesday morning and was arraigned on charges of battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation in a domestic abuse case involving his girlfriend.

Sullinger pled not guilty. His bail was set at $5,000 and he is will pay that. According to observers in the courtroom he had little reaction during the short process (an arraignment is just a formal reading of the charges).

Here are a few tweets from people who were in the Massachusetts courtroom.

10:24 am: Celtics big man Jared Sullinger has been arrested in a Boston area suburb of Waltham on a domestic violence charged related to an incident with his girlfriend, reports

The incident happened Sunday night and Tuesday morning Sullinger turned himself in to authorities. He has been charged with battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

According to reports, police were called out to Sullinger’s residence on Saturday night, but when they arrived he was not there. Soon a warrant was issued for his arrest.

In his rookie season last year, Sullinger averaged 6 points and 5.9 rebounds a game, playing well for the Celtics until he was forced to have back surgery that kept him out the rest of the season.

This is a serious charge and if guilty Sullinger should face the weight of the law.

  1. 00maltliquor - Sep 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    The NBA…where off-season DUI’s and Domestic Violence charges happen.

    • gettinbuckets513 - Sep 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      @00maltliquor Don’t get caught up in the hype of the media, you stereotype the whole league because a few guys made dumb mistakes.GTFOWTBS!

  2. nymets05 - Sep 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    What is it with the Boston teams?First Hernandez on murder allegations and now Sullinger on domestic abuse.

  3. giantssb42champs - Sep 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    What’s in the water in Massachusetts?

    • hehateme2 - Sep 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      delusional kool-aid

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Sep 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      Nothing is in the water here but let’s face facts here. Stupid, bullying men and homicidal murderers are everywhere in this country

  4. shanelsweet - Sep 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    The defense says the girlfriend doesn’t feel in danger and still wants to see and live with him. So, it’s all about giving the cops and attorneys something to do for a little while. Here’s hoping he’s calmed down and learned a lesson so he won’t ever get physical with any other woman ever again.

    • Kurt Helin - Sep 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

      Let’s hope. But know that reaction is pretty common, even in long term very abusive cases. Take it from a guy who did years as a crime writer, the dynamic of abuse cases is hard to grasp at times.

  5. demasane - Sep 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Let’s not react too promptly. He hasn’t been convinced of anything yet. let’s wait to see if he is guilty then you can allow yourself to have pejorative comments

    • skinsfanwill - Sep 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Pejorative comments? try spelling “convicted” correctly first.

  6. hdsnake867 - Sep 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    I believe it was OJ Simpson who said, “Women, you can’t live with em and you can’t kill em.” Sully, forget about her and concentrate on your game. One more word of advice. Erase your text messages when you’ve finished reading them.

  7. longtallsam - Sep 3, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    “He has been charged with battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation…”
    “the girlfriend doesn’t feel in danger and still wants to see and live with him.”

    Just some advice for the “girlfriend”…guys like this seldom, if ever, change. And if your accusations are true, you should feel in danger, and should get the hell out. That high lifestyle isn’t worth it.

    As for you, Sullinger, it takes a real man to pick a fight with a girl, doesn’t it?

  8. hijackthemic - Sep 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    His pushed his girlfriend twice? That’s battery? Alright. Enjoy your lawyer run planet while it lasts.

    • hijackthemic - Sep 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      This story is so odd, I couldn’t even concentrate to find the right pronoun.

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