HoopsHype Jared Sullinger rumors

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Domestic violence charges against Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger were dropped in Waltham District Court today. Deann Smith, the woman whose accusations led to Sullinger’s arrest by Waltham police in August, has repeatedly asked for the criminal charges to be dismissed. Following today’s action in court, Sullinger declined to discuss the case. Asked how he was doing, Sullinger said, “Ready to play.” Boston Globe

October 7, 2013 Updates
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Celtics forward Jared Sullinger declined to answer questions about his impending court case Monday when players and team staff addressed reporters for media day. Sullinger was arrested on domestic violence charges Sept. 3 following an incident with his girlfriend. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 28. “I would love to say something, but it’s a legal matter now,” said Sullinger. “When that court date comes, we’ll have a distraction that day, but for now I’m just focused on basketball.” Boston Globe

September 24, 2013 Updates

The domestic assault case against Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will continue despite pleas from his girlfriend to drop the charges. Sullinger, 21, was in Waltham District Court on Monday to face charges of assault and battery, destruction of property, and intimidation of a witness in an Aug. 31 conflict with his girlfriend, Deann Smith, at Sullinger’s Waltham residence. Boston Globe

September 23, 2013 Updates
September 16, 2013 Updates

Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has begun seeing a counselor as he and his long-time girlfriend try to move on from a recent domestic violence incident. Sullinger, 21, was arraigned September 3 after being charged with assault and battery, destruction of property, and intimidation of a witness after a dispute involving Sullinger and his girlfriend, Deann Smith, at their Waltham home on August 31. During the arraignment, Middlesex Assistant District Attorney Sarah W. Ellis asked that Sullinger undergo a mental health evaluation. District Court Judge Gregory C. Flynn refused the request, adding that it was too soon in the criminal justice process for such an examination to be necessary. CSNNE.com

Sullinger was released on $5,000 cash bail, but was also ordered to stay away from the apartment he and Smith shared and could only see her if a third party was present. However, they are allowed to communicate by phone. Both Sullinger and Smith -- who, according to court documents, has since moved back to Ohio with her parents -- filed paperwork last week with the Waltham District Court indicating their desire to have the court's ruling on September 3 modified. Sullinger's attorney, Charles W. Rankin, said his client "has begun seeing a counselor" as part of an effort to improve his relationship with Smith. CSNNE.com

September 13, 2013 Updates
September 3, 2013 Updates

Jared Sullinger has released the following statement: "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.” NBA.com

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