Greg Oden arrested and charged with battery

Greg Oden arrested and charged with battery

Thursday morning free-agent center Greg Oden was arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face. When officers went to the home which was owned by Oden's mother, they found the woman lying on a bed with multiple cuts and swelling on her face.

The police report says that Oden told the officers "I was wrong, and I know what has to happen." Officers did say he was very calm and apologetic about the situation.

From the Indianapolis Star :

NBA player Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence this morning after allegedly punching a woman. Police "observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim's face," according to the report. They also "observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. They observed blood  on the living room carpet and  dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over."

Oden is a FA after spending last year with the Miami Heat, and it was the first time he has played in the NBA since his 2009-10 season. He has averaged 2.9 points, with 2.3 rebounds in 9.2 minutes in over 23 games.

Oden faces a preliminary charge of battery for the incident.

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