Another professional player in Boston in trouble after assault and battery arrest

jared-sullingerAfter hearing this morning’s report of Boston Celtics second year power forward Jared Sullinger being arrested for assault and battery on his girlfriend, I am curious to see how the Celtics treat this issue compared to the Patriots handling of their player’s issues.

I am not comparing what Sullinger did to Aaron Hernandez, but will the Celtics keep him after this, or role the dice on him. If he was released, he would be the second 1st round draft pick from 2012 gone, as the C’s let Fab Melo go last month

Sullinger turned himself into Waltham Police this morning, according to the Boston Globe, after being accused of pinning his girlfriend to the bed, pushed her and prevented her from using her cell phone to call the police.  Sullinger was arrested on assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation and was released on a $5,000 bail and is also not allowed to be near the victim without a third party present and not allowed any non-working related travel.

Below are tweets on the case this morning:

David Abel        ✔ @davabel

Celtic Jared #Sullinger pinned girlfriend to bed, pushed her and snatched her phone when she tried to call police, state charges.

10:30 AM – 3 Sep 2013 from Waltham, MA, United States

David Abel        ✔ @davabel

Victim of Celtic Jared #Sullinger claimed to have red marks on her chest. Victim will speak in court now.

Jay King @ByJayKing

Victim has claimed a history of abuse. Over the course of the past year, she alleges he became more angry. Hadn’t hit her before, but pushed

Jack Harper @JackWCVB

Jared Sullinger has entered not guilty plea. Discussion now whether judge can order anger management per commonwealth request

Sullinger is coming back from back surgery that shortened his rookie season last year.

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