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Sullinger allegedly pushed his girl, smashed her cell phone

Chuck - Red's Army September 3, 2013 Celtics News, Jared Sullinger 13 Comments

Courtesy: Boston Globe

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger was released on $5,000 bail following his arrest on domestic assault and battery charges.

Here’s a breakdown of the incident and charges, per Globe reporter David Abel:

  • Sullinger allegedly pinned girlfriend to bed, pushed her and snatched her phone when she tried to call police.
  • Sullinger is charged with assault and battery, destruction of an iPhone, and intimidation of witness.
  • Allegedly smashed girlfriend’s cell phone after she threatened to call police, court records show.
  • Girlfriend declined to seek a restraining order.
  • Due back in court Sept. 19.
  • Bailwas set at $5,000 cash.
  • Judge allows Sullinger to contact his girlfriend by phone or with another person present.
  • Attorney for Sullinger said girlfriend waited 10 hours before contacting police and Sullinger came back from Ohio right away.

It appears Sullinger’s girlfriend accused him of cheating and that confrontation sparked this incident.

C’mon Sully. You’re better than this. There is no excuse for assaulting a woman. None.

I doubt Sullinger will serve any jail time. He could face a small suspension from the Celtics.

Read Abel’s full story here.

Update: WBZ has a shot of the full police report:

sullinger police report

(Image courtesy Boston Globe)

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  • Dbeard

    Anyone else get scared when Abel tweeted ” Jared Sullinger of Celtics will be released.”

    • Curt Hays

      Was he referring to being released on bail?

  • KGino

    not as bad as everyone thought… Still not acceptable, but I can see how this would happen and forgive. As long as he learns and grows from it.

  • MatthewWilding

    I’m glad to see this blog taking domestic violence seriously. There is some horrible defense being made elsewhere on the internet of this kind of behavior.

    • LA Flake

      As a father of a young girl and two future Celtics guards, I condemn both emotional and physical violence against women and human beings in general. That said, I was in Palm Springs over the weekend and saw some horrible (drunk) behavior by young men and women. I saw a young woman who literally bitch-slapped her drunk husband who was being a total jerk at the hotel we were staying at. I was quietly hoping she’d kick him in the nuts for being such an ass. He really deserved to be slapped IMO. But then he pushed her against a wall before their drunk friends stepped in and broke it up. Not excusing Sully’s alleged actions at all. Just saying people do some stupid ****. You just hope they live and learn.

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  • Gaffer

    I’ve got to say that I hate how sports blogs talk about player’s girlfriends like objects. The victim of this case was named Deann Smith, not “Sullinger’s,” “woman,” or “girlfriend.” Yet, typical sports grammar tends to always treat these cases as [Player Name]‘s [Relation].

    • MatthewWilding

      I think that’s usually done to protect the victim’s identity.

      • Gaffer

        That basically only happens with child victims. If he got arraigned it’s a matter public record, because you have a right to face your accuser. Besides her name is in the police report that was posted later.

    • Curt Hays

      Also, if they mentioned the ladies’ names every time…they’d make up lies for more publicity. Then scenarios like the false allegations on Birdman would be we more prevlalent. The news is already filled up with enough trash.
      Edit: I’m not saying that Deann was lying.

      • Gaffer

        But you are saying that women will lie more if they are treated like people instead of objects?

        I know false allegations happen, but these stories are always defended from the male player’s perspective. Victims of domestic violence are only treated as important when their allegations may interfere with playing time. They are assigned to the role of “girlfriend” or “wife” and don’t have an individual identity.

        • Curt Hays

          How do you think Kris Kardashian feels? It isn’t gender specific. It is based on celebrity status.
          Anyway, if additional lies result from some action, then that action is probably a bad decision.