Celtics’ Jabari Bird, accused of domestic violence, apologizes for distraction

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Celtics guard Jabari Bird accused of assaulting girlfriend over four hours, including strangling her until she passed out. Police say Bird also threatened to commit suicide during the incident.

Marc J. Spears of ESPN:

The problem isn’t the distraction. The victims aren’t the Celtics, the fans and the NBA.

The problem is the alleged domestic violence. The alleged victim is his girlfriend.

Bird should be afforded due process. He might also need support with his mental health.

But let’s not lose sight of the real issues here.