Lawrence, IN (Associated Press) Former No. 1 overall draft pick Greg Oden's road to redemption in the NBA hit a rough patch Thursday morning as the 26-year-old free agent was arrested in Lawrence, Indiana.
According to WTHR Channel 13, the former Ohio State star was taken into custody and booked on "one Class A misdemeanor for battery with injury and one Class B misdemeanor for battery."
Per Bill McCleery and Matthew Glenesk of the Indianapolis Star, it is alleged that Oden punched a woman in the face whom he had previously dated for two years. They broke up approximately two months ago, per the report.
The disappointing journeyman was released after posting an unspecified bond and immediately sought medical attention for what is being reported as a fractured metacarpal in his right wrist.
Oden has dealt with serious knee injuries throughout his career, and it seemed as though he might never play again after two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, the team that drafted him in 2007 ahead of Kevin Durant.
The 7-foot center played in the NBA this past season for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign. He served as a reserve for the Miami Heat and averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game.
He was recently in the news because he was expected to have a workout with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN's JorgeSedano, but he is now likely to sit out another year before having another chance to sit on an NBA bench.
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