Greg Oden arrested for suspected battery

 

Former

Lawrence North High School and Miami Heat center Greg Oden

was arrested in Lawrence, Indiana after allegedly punching a woman according to

USA Today.

According

to a Lawrence Police Department report the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Police say when officers arrived on the scene they

found the victim crying and lying across a bed holding her face.

The

report also stated that police "observed blood, swelling to the nose,

lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim's face" as well as

blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area.

Police

said Oden was "calm apologetic and cooperative" when they spoke with him.

Oden

now faces a preliminary charge of battery.

Oden

was drafted No. 1 overall by the Portland Trailblazers

in 2007 after only year at Ohio

State University

. He has averaged 8.0 point per game and 6.2 rebounds per

game in his career.

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