Celtics’ Jabari Bird Accused of Strangling Girlfriend, Kicking Her in Stomach

Boston Celtics' Jabari Bird drives during the second half of Boston's 113-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird was arraigned on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation and kidnapping Thursday.

According to Tom Westerholm‏ of MassLive, Bird is accused of strangling his girlfriend until she lost consciousness, kicking her in the stomach and trapping her in a bathroom so she could not escape during an argument.

He is currently being held on $100,000 bond and will have a supervised release. Under conditions of the bail, Bird is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs and is cannot possess a weapon. Bird will be allowed to travel with the Celtics while the case is ongoing.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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September 13, 2018 at 09:40AM

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