Yesterday we reported that former #1 overall pick Greg Oden was arrested for assault after punching his ex-girlfriend in the face.Oden has since admitted he did it but not in a fighting way. He said his hand flailed out of control as he was trying to pull away from people. Regardless he was still charged and was held for a couple days. Now he is out, but not totally free to move around. Hit the jump.


Miami Heat player Greg Oden walked out of the Marion County Community Corrections building Thursday evening with a GPS monitoring device on his ankle after his arrest earlier in the day on accusations he punched his former girlfriend in the face. Oden, 26, was arrested after the 3:30 a.m. altercation in his mother’s Lawrence home, according to a Lawrence Police Department report.

He faces two preliminary charges of misdemeanor battery. He posted a $10,000 bond before he was sent to Marion County Community Corrections to get the GPS monitor, according to online court records. He was released shortly after 7 p.m.

Oden is likely going to feel discipline from the NBA for next season if a team decides to sign him. Oden is currently a free agent after playing with the Heat last year, and for a player who already doesn’t contribute much on the court, this may cause teams to shy away from even dealing with him for next season. The NBA can only suspend him if he actually signs a contract.