Jermaine Edmondson, the cornerback Draymond Green allegedly hit at a bar in East Lansing over the weekend, is leaving the program, Michigan State announced tonight.
Spartans’ head coach Mark Dantonio says Edmondson has been granted his full release.
Edmondson had been thinking about transferring out of the program prior to the incident with Green.
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Green allegedly hit a “taunting” Edmondson at Conrad’s Grill in East Lansing, Mich. early Sunday morning. The Golden State Warriors’ star was arrested for the altercation and Edmondson says he plans on pressing charges.
Former Michigan State wide receiver Bennie Fowler, who played at MSU with Edmondson, was with Green on Saturday night. He says the allegations are false.
“The claims against (Green) are beyond false and I look forward to the truth coming out,” he told ESPN.
Green made a $3.1 million donation to Michigan State last year.
Edmondson was set to be a fifth-year senior for the Spartans this fall. He appeared in all 14 games last season and was a member of MSU’s 2012 recruiting class out of Ohio.
The Spartans open their 2016 season Sept. 2 against Furman.