Report: Former Ohio State Star Sullinger Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges


UPDATED: Tuesday September 3, 2013 5:25 PM

Former Ohio State basketball star Jared Sullinger is facing domestic violence charges.

Sullinger, a center with the Boston Celtics, turned himself into police after a 6 a.m. warrant was issued following a weekend incident.

Sullinger faces charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and intimidation of a witness.

The station reports that the victim is Sullinger's girlfriend.

He appeared in a Boston court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Sullinger was released on a $5,000 bond.    

Tuesday afternoon, the following statement from Sullinger was released on NBA.com

"I voluntarily reported to the Waltham police this morning to respond to charges against me. The experience was humbling and embarrassing for me. Yet I know that this situation has brought both sorrow and embarrassment to my girlfriend, my family, the Boston Celtics organization, my teammates, and my fans. To all of you, I apologize from the bottom of my heart. My lawyers have advised me not to discuss the case at this time. But I wanted to immediately and publicly apologize to everyone affected by this situation."

The former Buckeye star was a first round pick by the Celtics in 2012. He played center last year, but his season was cut short due to an injury.

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