Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger is facing legal issues off the court. According to a report by Boston.com on September 3, the second year player turned himself in early Tuesday morning following a weekend domestic dispute.
The 21-year-old is due in Waltham District Court to face domestic violence charges. According to a Waltham police official, Sullinger was arrested after a warrant was issued over the weekend. Although complete details of the arrest was not made available, Sullinger is also being charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation.
Drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, Jared Sullinger appeared in 45 games for the Boston Celtics before being sidelined for the rest of the season with a back issue that required surgery. He averaged 6 points and five rebounds per game but was starting to break out as a major contributor in the Celtics front court before the injury.
As the team enters into its rebuilding stages with a new head coach, Sullinger was looked at as one of the pieces the Celtics could build around.
The Boston Celtics have yet to release a statement regarding Sullinger’s arrest.