NBA free agent Greg Oden was arrested this morning in Indiana after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in his mother’s home.

Shay Marie

According to USA Today the incident happened around 3:30 a.m.  Officers arrived at the home to find the victim crying and lying across a bed holding her face, police said.

The victim was reportedly “uncooperative” at first and a witness, the victim’s best friend told police what happened.  “He punched her in the face,” the witness said, according to the report.

The victim’s best friend, police said, told the woman, “There isn’t that much love in the world. You need to tell that he punched you in the face.”

Police “observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face,” according to the report. They also “observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. (They) observed (blood) on the living room carpet (and) dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over.”

Oden was “calm, apologetic and cooperative” when officers spoke with him, police said.

“I was wrong, and I know what has to happen,” Oden told police, according to the report.

Oden told police he dated the victim for approximately two years but broke up approximately two months ago, according to the report.

A Marion County Jail van drove Oden to the arrestee processing center.

He faces a preliminary charge of battery.