Celtics' Jabari Bird arrested, held on domestic assault charges

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In 13 National Basketball Association contests, he averaged three points.

Boston Police said in a brief statement Saturday that Bird was being guarded by police at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and was undergoing an evaluation after the incident.

After a rollercoaster rookie season that was largely spent in the G-League, Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird finds himself in some serious legal trouble ahead of his sophomore campaign.

Bird was a second round pick by the team a year ago.

Celtics president Danny Ainge declined to comment to multiple outlets this morning, though the team released a statement.

According to the Boston Globe, Boston police officer Stephen McNulty, a spokesman for the department, did not have any information about the arrest early Saturday, but was awaiting a further report.

Bird, who is expected to appear in Brighton District Court on Monday, allegedly assaulted, strangled, and kidnapped somebody, according to Boston police, via The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.

Jabari Bird, 24, will be charged with assault, battery, strangulation and kidnapping, police say.

He appeared in 13 regular-season games for the Celtics last season, averaging 3.0 points per game.

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