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Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio Olympics

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Photo Credit: AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez

EAST LANSING, Mich. — 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 in East Lansing, Michigan.

David Meyers, an attorney for the city, says 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.

Green was accused of striking a Michigan State football player in the face on July 10 outside a restaurant near campus. Police say they witnessed the incident. Heos says Green was defending himself.

Meyers says Green got no special treatment in the deal. Green is a former Michigan State star who is playing for the U.S. basketball team in the Olympics that begins next month.

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