Report: Greg Oden Facing Felony Charge After Allegedly Punching Ex-Girlfriend in the Face

By Patrick Maks on August 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Update (5:45 PM): The affidavit of the incident is in the public realm via Yahoo!'s Dan Devine, and the details aren't good.

After allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face last week, Greg Oden is facing a felony charge, according to the Indianapolis Star. More from the report:

"Oden, 26, was charged in Marion Superior Court today with one count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and battery resulting in bodily injury. His felony offense carries a penalty of one to six years behind bars.”

The former Ohio State star and No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft was arrested last Thursday outside of Indianapolis and charged with battery. From the Star's original report: 

“Police ‘observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim's face,’ according to the (police) 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.’”

Oden is a free agent after playing for the Miami Heat last season.

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