Saturday, September 8, 2018

Report: Jabari Bird arrested for alleged assault

Celtics guard Jabari Bird was arrested Friday night in Brighton, MA for alleged assault, kidnapping and strangulation.

According to WBZ-TV, the Boston Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit is involved. Bird was taken into custody at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

The Celtics released the following statement early Saturday morning:
"We are aware of the incident involving Jabari and are taking it very seriously. We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time."
Bird, who shined as a member of of the Celtics' Summer League team, earned himself a guaranteed contract this summer after coming off a two-way rookie contract last season.

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