Greg Oden Arrested For Allegedly Punching Ex-Girlfriend in the Face

By Patrick Maks on August 7, 2014 at 9:34a

Greg Oden was arrested and charged with battery early Thursday morning in Indianapolis.

The former Ohio State star allegedly punched his ex-girlfriend in the face, according to the Indianapolis StarMore from the report:

Officers arrived at the home to find the victim crying and lying across a bed holding her face, police said. A woman described as the victim's best friend first told officers what happened, police said.

"He punched her in the face," the witness said, according to the report.

The victim initially was "uncooperative," police said.

The victim's best friend, police said, told the woman, "There isn't that much love in the world. You need to tell that he punched you in the face."

Police "observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim's face," according to the report. They also "observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. (They) observed (blood) on the living room carpet (and) dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over."

And more, which details Oden was apologetic about the incident:

Oden was "calm, apologetic and cooperative" when officers spoke with him, police said.

"I was wrong, and I know what has to happen," Oden told police, according to the report.

Oden told police he dated the victim for approximately two years but broke up approximately two months ago, according to the report.

Oden took his mugshot wearing this: 

Oden was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, but nagging injuries have sidelined him for most of his career. Oden played for the Miami Heat last season.

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