Basketball / NBA

Warriors' Green settles assault case


Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge.

David Meyers, an attorney for the city, said the noise violation is not a criminal charge so no guilty plea is required.

Green’s attorney, James Heos, said Friday it’s akin to a parking ticket. He was accused of striking a Michigan State football player in the face on July 10 outside a restaurant near campus.

Police said they witnessed the incident. Heos said Green was defending himself.

The ex-MSU standout is playing for the U.S. Olympic basketball team.