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Draymond Green pushing to resolve assault case before Olympics

An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanour assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Lawyer says plea agreement is possible for misdemeanour charge

Draymond Green practises with the 2016 U.S. men's national team this week in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanour assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

James Heos tells the Lansing State Journal that Green appeared during a closed-door pretrial conference Thursday in East Lansing District Court via FaceTime. The U.S. team starts play in Rio on Aug. 6.

Heos said a plea agreement is a possibility and that he's "still accumulating witness' statements" and "trying to get to the bottom of this."

Green is a former Michigan State standout. He's accused of striking ex-Spartan football player Jermaine Edmondson on July 10 near campus.

Edmondson received a release to transfer from the school.

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