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Celtics player Jabari Bird faces new charges in domestic violence case

The new counts were brought after prosecutors’ review of evidence including text messages, authorities said.

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Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird leaves Brighton Municipal Court after his arraignment Wednesday. –David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Boston Celtics reserve guard Jabari Bird, who stepped away from the team in September following his arrest for allegedly choking his girlfriend more than a dozen times, faces new charges in the high-profile domestic violence case, according to court records.

He was arraigned Wednesday in Brighton Municipal Court on new counts of witness intimidation and threats to commit a crime stemming from the same incident. He pleaded not guilty and was released on the same $50,000 bail he had posted previously.

Bird was arraigned in September on charges of assault and battery on a household or family member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and strangulation or suffocation. He pleaded not guilty.