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Greg Oden charged with battery for allegedly punching woman

This undated booking mug provided by Lawrence Police Department shows Greg Oden. Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden

This undated booking mug provided by the Lawrence Police Department shows Greg Oden. Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on misdemeanor battery charges. Marion County Jail records show that Oden was booked Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, on the charges. He was arrested by police in the suburban community of Lawrence. Details were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Lawrence Police Department)

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INDIANAPOLIS — Prosecutors have formally charged former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden with felony and misdemeanor battery charges alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.

The free-agent center, who played for the Miami Heat last season, on Monday was charged with a felony charge for battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

The 26-year-old Oden was arrested at his mother’s suburban home in Lawrence on Thursday and released later that day from jail. An affidavit says a witness told police Oden had punched the woman in the face, drawing blood.

The Associated Press left a phone message seeking comment with Oden’s attorney.

The Portland Trail Blazers made Oden the top pick in the 2007 draft.



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