Jabari Bird remains hospitalized and may not appear in court Monday
Bird was arrested Friday.
Celtics shooting guard Jabari Bird remains at an undisclosed hospital, and it is not clear whether he will appear in the Brighton courthouse Monday to face charges stemming from a “domestic incident’’ where he allegedly assaulted, choked, and kidnapped a person on Friday, according to Boston police.
On Saturday, Bird was taken to a hospital for an “evaluation’’ that remains ongoing as of early Monday, according to Boston police. Once his release is approved by doctors, police will pick him up at the hospital, book him on the charges and bring him to Brighton Municipal Court, police said. However, it’s not clear, as of early Monday, if he will be medically cleared for release, police said.
No further information is being released, police said. Citing a state law that bars police from disclosing most details of an alleged incident of domestic violence, police have declined to disclose where Bird was arrested, what time it happened or the gender of the person he is alleged to have attacked.
During the weekend, Celtics officials said they are investigating the incident and are “taking it very seriously.’’
“We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time,’’ they wrote in a statement on Saturday.
The Celtics selected Bird with the 56th overall pick of the 2017 draft and last season he signed a one-year, two-way contract and spent most of the season with the team’s G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. He averaged 19.3 points per game in Maine, and averaged 3 points and 1.5 rebounds over 13 games with the Celtics. As a two-way player, Bird was not eligible to compete in the playoffs for the Celtics, but he spent much of the postseason with the team anyway.
Bird had a strong summer league showing in Las Vegas in July, averaging 16.8 points on 57 percent shooting, and he ultimately secured the team’s final roster spot by signing a two-year, $3 million minimum contract, with the first year fully guaranteed at $1.55 million. The second season is nonguaranteed.