Celtics' Jabari Bird arrested, held on domestic assault charges

Celtics' Jabari Bird arrested, held on domestic assault charges

Celtics' Jabari Bird arrested, held on domestic assault charges

According to ESPN, Bird is now at a Boston hospital under evaluation after a domestic incident where he allegedly strangled and kidnapped an unnamed victim. Here is the full statement.

Bird, 24, was being guarded by police at a hospital and was undergoing evaluation after the incident on Friday in the city's Brighton neighborhood, police said on Saturday. The victim is being treated at another hospital.

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The Celtics told ESPN on Saturday that they were "aware of the incident" and are "taking it very seriously".

What this incident means for Bird's future in Boston, though, remains up in the air.

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There are not many other details yet on the incident.

"We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time", the team says. It lays out the disciplinary procedures for domestic violence situation - Willie Reed was suspended six games last season, Jeff Withey was released (although "basketball reasons" were cited for that). He appeared in 13 games with the Celtics last season, spending the majority of his year with the Maine Red Claws of the G-League. The shooting guard spent his rookie season on a two-way contract before being signed to the active roster this summer.

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