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04-30-2003, 03:22 PM
Golden State's Jason Richardson arrested

April 30, 2003

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors forward Jason Richardson was arrested following what police said was a fight with his ex-girlfriend at her home.

The former Michigan State star was arrested Tuesday night after police received a call from the woman, Saginaw Township Police Chief Stephen Renico said. Richardson was arraigned Wednesday and free on $5,000 bond.

Richardson was gone when police arrived, but ``from what the officers saw, we had sufficient evidence at the scene'' to arrest him, Renico said. He faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both, if convicted of the misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

No other details, including a trial date, were immediately available.

``At this time, we have no comment,'' Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said. ``We have not spoken to Jason and have not received all of the facts.''

Richardson had been scheduled to appear Wednesday at a United Way of Saginaw County function, The Saginaw News reported. He had agreed to be a spokesman for a youth program.

Gerald Little, president of the United Way of Saginaw County, said his group is trying to find out what happened.

Richardson averaged 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds this season. He turned pro two years ago following two seasons at Michigan State.

04-30-2003, 03:41 PM
He cannot become a Mav nomore.

05-02-2003, 10:19 AM

Basketball star arraigned in domestic dispute

May 2, 2003

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Jason Richardson of the Golden State Warriors faces up to 93 days in jail and $500 in fines on a charge he assaulted his former girlfriend at her Michigan home.

According to a police report, Richardson was at his ex-girlfriend's home when he pushed her into a wall Tuesday. He and the woman have a 3-year-old daughter.

The 22-year-old Richardson was arraigned Wednesday in Saginaw County District Court on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. He was freed after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 cash or surety bond. Richardson also received permission to travel back to Oakland, Calif., his primary residence.

Richardson's attorney, Jeff Taylor, declined comment.

Richardson, a two-year starter for the Warriors, averaged 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds this season.

Golden State officials would not comment.