Boston Celtics Guard Jabari Bird Arrested for Strangling, Kidnapping and Assault

Celtics issue statement on reported Jabari Bird arrest

Celtics issue statement on reported Jabari Bird arrest

As for Bird, he was being "guarded by the Boston police at a local hospital" at the time of the police statement.

A spokesperson for the Celtics issued a statement Saturday that said the team is "aware of the incident involving Jabari and are taking it very seriously". The Celtics drafted Bird with the 56th pick in the 2017 draft and was signed to a two-way contract as a rookie.

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird (26) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) in the second quarter at TD Garden.

He's facing charges after he reportedly assaulted, strangled and kidnapped the victim, according to Felicia Gans of the Boston Globe.

Bird is due in court on Monday when he will officially be charged.

Bird, 24, is now under police supervision at a local hospital. Boston Police's domestic violence unit is now investigating.

A second-round pick out of California, Jabari Bird had high expectations in the National Basketball Association after piecing together a solid four-year collegiate career.

The victim was being treated at a separate hospital for injuries sustained in the alleged assault. In 20 games for the Maine Red Claws last season, he averaged 35 minutes, 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game, per Basketball-Reference.

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