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2007 top NBA pick Oden arrested in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face.

Police in the suburban community of Lawrence say the 26-year-old was arrested early Thursday on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery and remains jailed.

A police report says officers called to a home found a woman on a sofa with a bloody face. Oden allegedly told officers "things got out of control" during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and he punched her in the face as others tried to hold him back.

The 7-foot Oden was a star at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis and played a season at Ohio State before the Portland Trail Blazers made him the NBA's top 2007 draft pick.

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prnyl August 07 2014 at 11:15 AM

More violent thuggery against females from ANOTHER black athlete- does part of their upbringing include lessons on how to beat up women? Or does their entitled state and popularity lead them to think they are invincible?

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zettieny prnyl August 07 2014 at 9:08 PM


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frankiegallo33 August 07 2014 at 2:40 PM

How's that go again..." you can take the boy out of the jungle, but you can't.... ...... ...... ... .. ..... ....

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zettieny frankiegallo33 August 07 2014 at 9:07 PM

Which "boy" are you referring to? No one's EVER lived in the African jungle, Tarzan. Read a book and learn something. God help you, man.

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bailey.willie August 07 2014 at 12:19 PM


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zettieny bailey.willie August 07 2014 at 9:03 PM

Yeah, white athletes never get involved in criminal behavior or get themselves arrested. Right? Whites behave just as badly as do blacks.

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wayne August 07 2014 at 11:24 AM

This guy is LBW. long, big and worthless. Not sure why the Heat has this bum sitting on their bench for the past 4 years. This bum cant play basketball to save his life.

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theomegaman72 wayne August 07 2014 at 4:03 PM

4 years? try 1 season

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John Roberson August 07 2014 at 12:38 PM

The NBA, NFL, will not come down hard on these players until they actually murder someone in cold blood in front of 1,000 witnesses and then the NBA, NFL will probably say the murderer was acting in self defense.

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John Roberson August 07 2014 at 12:36 PM

and of course the NBA and the team will say it was the woman's fault and ESPN will come to his defense. What else is new. Anyway the guy will be let off with a little fine and maybe, just maybe community service and the woman will be bribed to not press charges. Again, it probably was the woman's fault for being there in the first place.

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l2d3b August 07 2014 at 2:06 PM

Hard to understand how a guy can take advantage of his physical superiority and hit a woman. Restrain, slap in return, maybe, but hitting a woman outright shows no class at all. Maybe that's what happens when your welfare government encourages the breakdown of the black family structure.

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Jud August 07 2014 at 2:38 PM

Now, this is a real man - NOT! I tell my boys, some women ag you on until you just want to smack the shitz out of them - IF you think about it - find the nearest door and never return!!!!!!! Cause if you stay - sooner or later you will let them have it!!!!! Life is a trip!!!!!

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Karl August 07 2014 at 8:59 PM

He may have just been trying to flatten her nose so that it would look just like his.

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lhelix1965 August 07 2014 at 3:00 PM

Hey Sharpton, where is your outrage over this? A black thug punching a woman? Come on Sharpton, doesn't this need to be addressed?

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