Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird has been arrested after allegedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping an unidentified person in a domestic incident, according to Boston police.
Boston police in a statement say Jabari Bird is being guarded at a local hospital for an evaluation after a domestic incident and that complaints will be sought against the suspect for assault & battery 209A, strangulation and kidnapping.
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) September 8, 2018
A Boston police spokesman said Bird is being “guarded by the Boston police at a local hospital” for evaluation. Boyle said the victim had been taken to a different hospital due to the injuries.
Bird is expected to appear in court Monday, where he will face charges of assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping.
The Celtics acknowledged in a statement that they were “aware of the incident” involving Bird and are “taking it very seriously.”
BREAKING: Sources tell @CherylFiandaca #Celtics Shooting Guard Jabari Bird is under arrest & facing charges for an alleged assault in Brighton. Sources tell our I-Team he's now in custody at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
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— Anaridis Rodriguez (@Anaridis) September 8, 2018
The Celtics drafted Bird with the 56th pick in the 2017 draft. The shooting guard spent his rookie season on a two-way contract before being signed to the active roster this summer.
Assaulting, strangling and kidnapping is not the kind of thing you want on your stat sheet.