Former Miami Heat center Greg Oden (213 cm, Ohio State’07) is facing a felony charge resulting in serious bodily injury. He also is being charged with two misdemeanor charges. Oden was arrested last week for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face three times, hitting her in the eye, forehead and nose.
He allegedly dragged her to a couch and punched her repeatedly, only stopping when he saw that she was bleeding.
Oden told police: “Things got out of control and I started to go after the victim. My relative and witness tried to hold me back, but as I swung my arms to move them out of the way, then punched the victim in the face. I was wrong and I know what has to happen.”
He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers the first overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.Oden has dealt with many knee injuries which have drastically shortened his professional basketball career. Greg is already considered to be one of the NBA’s worst draft busts of all-time.