Not a good look for Greg Oden this morning as he was arrested early Thursday morning in Lawrence, Indiana. After punching a woman who has been identified as Oden's ex-girlfriend, he faces preliminary charges of battery according to Dan Devine of Ball Don't Lie. Bill McCleery and Matthew Glenesk of the Indianapolis Star report that police were called to a home belonging to Oden's mother at about 3:30 AM and arrived "to find the victim crying and lying across a bed holding her face."
|Greg Oden's mugshot via Lawrence Police Department|
A woman described as the victim's best friend first told officers what happened, police said.
"He punched her in the face," the witness said, according to the report.
Police "observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the 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 was described as "calm, apologetic and cooperative" when police spoke with him. He told the officers that the victim he and the victim had broken up nearly two months ago after dating for about two years. A relative of Oden's who was woken up during the argument told police "Every time the two visit and go out, there is an argument to follow."
More details from FOX59:
"Things got out of control and I started to go after the victim," police quoted Oden in the report. He said the relative and witness tried to hold him back, but he swung his arms trying to break free and punched the victim.
"I was wrong and know what has to happen," Oden told the officers.
Consider his attractiveness as a free agent severely damaged, especially for the Clippers who have expressed interest in working him out. Austin Gill 8/07/2014 01:20:00 PM Tweet