Charges Against Celtics’ Jared Sullinger Dismissed

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Jared Sullinger (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Sullinger (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Charges against Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger have been dismissed, according to reports.

Sullinger was charged with assault and battery, destruction of property and witness intimidation in September after an altercation with his girlfriend on August 31 in Waltham. He was in court on Monday for a second pre-trial hearing, where those charges were reportedly dropped according to CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely.

Sullinger agreed to counseling after the arrest, and his former girlfriend did not want to pursue the charges. Without her involvement, the court was forced to drop their case.

Sullinger and his attorney did not comment after Monday’s ruling, but the 21-year-old apologized shortly after the arrest.

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The Celtics drafted Sullinger in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Ohio State. He played in 45 games last season as a rookie, including five starts, averaging 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He was settling in to his role with the team, but was sidelined with a back injury that required surgery, ending his rookie year in February.


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