Boston Celtics Shooting Guard Jabari Bird Arrested In Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jabari Bird was arrested in Brighton, Mass. after an alleged domestic violence incident, according to the Boston Police Department. Boston Police said in a brief statement that Bird was being guarded by police at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and was undergoing an evaluation after the incident. The victim was taken to a separate hospital to be treated for injuries sustained. The Boston Celtics said in a statement on Saturday morning, “we are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously. We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.” Bird was drafted by the Celtics with the 56th pick in 2017. He spent his rookie season on a two-way contract before being signed to the Celtics active roster in late July. Bird, 24, will face charges for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping, and is expected to appear in court on Monday to officially face charges. No other details were released regarding the incident.

Boston Celtics Player Jabari Bird Arrested for Kidnapping, Assault