Boston Celtics forward/center Jared Sullinger is breathing a sigh of relief today after all accusations against him were dropped following an August domestic dispute between him and then girlfriend, Deann Smith.
Sullinger was looking at a long list of charges too…
Assault and battery, destruction of property and witness intimidation!
But a judge today cleared him on all counts because Ms. Smith refuses to talk!
Deann, whose phone call to police this summer lead to Sullinger's arrest, is now literally pleading the 5th, telling authorities that she will not testify against him!
Immediately following the incident however, Deann told police in an official report that a verbal argument between her and Sullinger turned violent after he pushed her down onto the bed and got on top of her. Deann states she tried several times to get up, but he kept pinning her down and would not let her go!
Jared has since moved out of their Waltham, Mass. apartment, and returned to Ohio, where he and Deann met while both attending OSU.
According to Deann's attorney, she and Sullinger are still in contact but is uncertain whether or not they're still dating.
Couples fight from time to time but when disputes become physical, that's a serious problem! We sincerely hope that Deann's sudden decision not to speak out against Sullinger isn't because she feels intimidated!
As for Jared, he says he has learned his lesson. He spoke to reporters, admitting:
"It was a very good learning lesson and now I can move forward from it."
Despite these charges being dropped, Sullinger has been suspended by the team for tonight's first game of the season.
[Image via AP Images.]
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