BOSTON (CBS) – Celtics guard Jabari Bird will not be arraigned on Monday as initially scheduled following an alleged domestic violence incident Friday night.
Bird is faces charges of domestic assault, kidnapping and strangulation. The charges stem from a Brighton incident.READ MORE: MCAS Results From 2021 Spring Exam Show Expected Pandemic-Related Drops In Math And English Scores
Boston Police said Bird had a romantic relationship with the victim, who was taken to an area hospital after the incident. Bird has been at a separate hospital since early Saturday morning and has not yet been booked.READ MORE: 'Immediate Intervention' Needed At Worcester Fire Department, Report Following Lt. Jason Menard's Death Finds
The Celtics released a statement on the incident on Saturday.
“We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously. We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time,” the team said.MORE NEWS: Survey Identifies Massachusetts City With The Rudest Drivers
Bird was a second round pick by the team a year ago. He was signed to a 2-year contract with the first year fully guaranteed in July.