Horrific particulars emerged within the case, with the prosecutor alleging the Celtics guard saved his girlfriend captive in his residence for 4 hours as he assaulted her, per Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com.
Chook is accused of kicking her within the abdomen and strangling her throughout these 4 hours. When the alleged sufferer did depart the residence, Chook was described to be in “psychological misery.”
He reportedly texted her that if she didn’t return to the residence, he would kill himself.
Chook, 24, is being held on a $100,000 bail, $50,000 of which should be paid in money.
The Celtics have launched a press release with regard to Chook’s arraignment.
“Most significantly, our ideas are with the sufferer of this incident,” the assertion learn. “The Celtics group deplores home violence of any form, and we’re deeply disturbed by the allegations in opposition to Jabari Chook.
“Pursuant to Home Violence Coverage within the NBA’s labor settlement, issues of this type are dealt with by the League Workplace, not the crew, and so the Celtics can be working with each the league and native authorities to help of their ongoing investigations. The crew could have no additional remark presently.”
Chook has been at a neighborhood Massachusets hospital, the place he’s below guarded watch, for the reason that alleged assault final Friday.
On Thursday afternoon, he launched a press release (through ESPN.com) by which he apologized to the Celtics and their followers and mentioned, partly, “I am taking a while away from the crew as I take care of my authorized and medical points,” although he went on so as to add, “The data that has been launched doesn’t inform the complete story. I don’t condone violence in opposition to girls.”
Assertion from Celtics guard Jabari Chook: pic.twitter.com/jRkDyPfw4b
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