Sullinger apologizes for alleged assault on girlfriend
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Celtics forward Jared Sullinger appeared in court Tuesday after he was arrested for what police say he did to his girlfriend.
Tuesday night, he apologized to everyone, including the fans.
"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,” Sullinger said in a statement. “To all of you, I apologize from the bottom of my heart."
Jared Sullinger, 21-years-old, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend over the Labor Day weekend.
“She tried to get up, the defendant pinned her down, and threw her off the bed and onto the floor,” Sarah Ellis, the prosecuting attorney, said.
This police report says Sullinger pushed his girlfriend Deann Smith down three times and smashed her phone when she wanted to call police.
It states "she was not hurt but did have visible red marks on her chest" after the incident.
Sullinger’s defense attorney Charles Rankin asked the judge not to impose a stay away order because Deann Smith wants to work on the relationship
“We’ve made plans that Mr. Sullinger can stay at a hotel with his dad on an interim basis until the dust settles,” Rankin said in court.