UPDATED: Jared Sullinger Arrested Over Domestic Incident

By DJ Byrnes on September 3, 2013 at 9:56a

File this under "headlines I never expected to see:" Jarred Sullinger turned himself into Boston police today over a domestic incident with his girlfriend that occurred over Labor Day weekend. According to Boston's Fox 25, the 21-year-old Celtics forward is allegedly charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation after the incident.

Sullinger average 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds last year before a back injury sidelined him for the rest of his rookie campaign. Big things were expected from him this year in Boston.

UPDATE (10:45 a.m.): CBS Boston confirms his girlfriend is okay and wasn't taken to the hospital. (H/T to reader Droessl.)

UPDATE (1:38 p.m.): Bail has been set (and posted) at $5,000. The details, as the prosecution alleges and CBS Boston reports, aren't very pretty:

Prosecutors say he and his girlfriend had an argument Saturday night at their Waltham home after she found evidence on his cell phone that he was cheating on her.

According to investigators, the woman started packing her bags when Sullinger, who’s 6-feet-9 inches tall, pushed his girlfriend onto a bed, pinned her, then tossed her onto the ground. He then allegedly smashed a cell phone and shoved her again.

Sullinger then left for a previously scheduled flight to Ohio, where he spent the weekend at his parents’ home.  Police contacted him and informed him about the warrant issued for his arrest.

Sullinger's girlfriend is also claiming a history of abuse, via MassLive's Jay King:

UPDATE (3:34 p.m.): Jared Sullinger has released the following statement, via the Boston Celtics

I voluntarily reported to the Waltham police this morning to respond to charges against me. The experience was humbling and embarrassing for me. Yet I know that this situation has brought both sorrow and embarrassment to my girlfriend, my family, the Boston Celtics organization, my teammates, and my fans. To all of you, I apologize from the bottom of my heart.

My lawyers have advised me not to discuss the case at this time. But I wanted to immediately and publicly apologize to everyone affected by this situation.

Ugly, ugly situation all around.


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kdizzleduzit's picture

Wow, that is surprising 

Bolt's picture


Earle's picture

History should tell us that there may be more smoke than fire here.  I sincerely hope that is the case.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

jeremytwoface's picture

Like you said, I never expected to hear anything like this coming from Sullinger. He always seemed to be respectful and on the straight and narrow.
Not good news. I hope it's a misunderstanding but if not, I hope he gets his life in order.

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gobucks96's picture

perfectly stated...

LouGroza's picture

Never in a million years did I expect to see this. Pressure can do things to people. Hope everyone is OK and it can get resolved in all ways. Bet Satch will have a face to face with Jared that could be intense. Damn.

Poison nuts's picture

Bummer dude. My question is - is this also Urban's fault?

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BKLYN_Buckeye's picture

He's totally lost control of the basketball players who have left the program.

dubjayfootball90's picture

seems like the only logical spin that sport's writers can make.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

droessl's picture

beat me to it.  Wasn't sure if sarcasm font was going to be needed to avoid the trolls

doodah_man's picture

Ahhh...beat me to it too. Honestly, it is actually looking like it might be something in the water in and around  Boston!

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RBuck's picture

Man, that seem so out of character for Sullinger.

Long live the southend.

Cavluv23's picture

Wow.... well who knows the stress of a relationship when your at that level ... average problems are magnified by 1000 then ...at least that's what I gather from keeping up with the Kardashins ( I know I spelled that wrong).

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Spriggz's picture

Did you just compare a "reality" show to real life?

Poison nuts's picture

Are you saying they aren't real?

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BSTP DeCon's picture

Too bad they're all rich off of one man's prior Olympic status and not because they all actually deserved it.

Jangs78's picture

Satch is going to have some choice words for his boy

AirForceNUT's picture

Hopefully this is all rumors like previous incidents.  If he really did have a domestic incident with his girlfriend, i don't feel bad or have any sympathy for him whatsoever... BUT innocent until proven guilty.

CUBS's picture

Wonder if alcohol was involved. I have to believe it was.

thowen79's picture

Why do you "have to believe" anything in this case as of right now? All we know is that Sullinger "turned himself in" and his girlfriend was ok. I would think after all the recent incidents with Roby and Hyde we would just wait for the FACTS to come out instead of jumping to conclusions as to what this incident involved.

WC Buckeye's picture

Wow. Never would've seen this coming, but we really don't know these kids, just what we read about them. Let's hope he gets everything straightened out and learns whatever he's supposed to from this.

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OldColumbusTown's picture

Sounds like his girlfriend is claiming there has been abuse previously (guessing more of the verbal variety), but that he has become more angry recently.
This is a Twitter stream from some of the reporters at the hearing.  Argument stemmed from perceived infidelity, and Jared is accused of pushing the victim, pinning her to the bed, smashing her cell phone when she threatened to call police, and not allowing her to leave their home.  However, his girlfriend did not request or even want a restraining order as she says she does not feel as if she is in danger when around Sullinger.

Squirrel Master's picture

Get our players or perceived Urban players out of Boston! Good god can someone tell me what is happening in that city for all this crap to happen.
Boston is turning into the pit of dispair for good players.
Media keeps pinning all this on Urban but we all know its that skunk weasel, Tom Brady! He is the kingpin and if you have any connection towards OSU for any reason (if you even said OSU one time), he will take you down!
Tom Brady is the new boston crime lord and if you miss a chop block or drop a pass, its YO ASS! I heard Wes Welker once was talking about going out shooting deer, he once called it a Buck and now he is on Denver's team. True story!

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Toilrt Paper's picture

She must have called him fat,

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Wish he was wearing a different shirt when he got picked up.

buckeyefanatic's picture

Yea that is what I was thinking.  I found this but not sure it is any better.  Worse right?

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

-insert Masshole joke here-

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

This is a false report. She got pissed because he was fucking around. Bitch went ape and he held his ground. I hate crazy bitches just move on.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Poison nuts's picture

Come on now - nobody knows the deal on this either way yet.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

EDUGOON's picture

Fam I agree 10000% I know members in the community will down vote hell out of this but.... Just knowing the the actual facts, his girl seen that NBA Train pulling out her life and lashed out. I have seen this so many times in the inner city communities. A guy moves on and cuts the $$$ spout of and tell's her to pack her bags and then stuff like pops up. It never fails. Seen it a 1000 times. These charges will be dropped by Monday. Don't believe me just watch!!

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BTBuckeye's picture

You guys are surprised by the actions (alleged) of an NBA basketball player? Seriously?

JakeBuckeye's picture

Damn. At this rate, next we'll be hearing about Craft or Braxton getting in trouble with the law. Guys you would never expect it from.

RedStorm45's picture

Craft is a thief though.

bigbadbuck's picture

Nothing like more good pub.......geez

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Notor's picture

Did he really have to wear OSU apparel when he turned himself in?  C'mon man

Poison nuts's picture

For real!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Jonnferrell's picture

Ya know--if I were young, and was playing in the NBA, and had a good amount of money, and too much time on my hands, I might not want a steady girlfriend anymore.  But it would be a good idea to break up with the steady if I wanted a stream of unsteady ones.  Not married? No kids?  No brainer.  Save half your stuff and stay out of jail, Jared.

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EDUGOON's picture

I'm going to tell you why this is bogus. For the simple fact that Jared is still alive. Had he hit this woman, his father "Satch" would not have put him back on that plane to face these charges. He would have killed Jared himself and that would be the story. No way this is true. Please allow all facts to come out buckeye family before anyone rushes to judgment. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Jared is a fully-grown man at this point.  I have 6 children of my own, and I know that you never stop being a father, but Satch has already done his job in raising Jared.  
Besides, the lesson here would be lost if Jared didn't have to work this out on his own. 

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Bucks43201's picture

"Thanks for wearing that OSU t-shirt Jared !"
- Buckeye Nation
just WTF.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Haybucks's picture

Unbelievable, so I don't believe it.  But, Team Sully will need a new manager.

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ColerainBuckeye33's picture

WTF is that photo of him wearing the Weasel shirt photoshopped? It has to be. I see no reason on Gods green earth any former Buck would be caught dead wearing their bitter rivals shirt. If its real then I guess Karma kind of got to him. Can anyone explain? Did he turn himself in wearing a Weasel shirt to give them a bad rep? I wont be able to sleep without knowing. Did him and his girl role play with the Weasel T-shirt? So many questions so few legitimate answers...

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DJRoss926's picture

This sucks. Never though I'd see Jared in a situation like this.
(Side note, pretty sure Jared violated Ramzy's 4th step to 'Be a Better Buckeye.')