Greg Oden was arrested in suburban Indianapolis on Thursday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery. According to the Indianapolis Star, the victim was Oden’s ex-girlfriend of two years, and had multiple lacerations upon officers’ arrival.
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.”
A contrite Oden reportedly told police, “I was wrong, and I know what has to happen.”
Not one to let a case of domestic battery go without comment (especially with another high-profile domestic abuse ripe on the mind), the Twitterverse lit into Oden with great vengeance and furious anger (and quite a bit of snark). Here are some of the hot take Twitter reactions.
Looks like Greg Oden is giving Stephen A a second chance to get his comentary game right.
— Michael Bae (@rodimusprime) August 7, 2014
Greg oden getting a 2 game suspension.
— Keifer. (@HeyKeifer) August 7, 2014
Stephen A when they talk about Greg Oden on First Take today pic.twitter.com/ydCZ30GleG
— Skip Baeless (@almondnjoyy) August 7, 2014
Greg Oden, center for the Miami Heat, arrested for allegedly punching a woman in Indiana. No word yet on his injuries. #NBA
— Big Ike (@bigikecomedy) August 7, 2014
Can’t wait for Bianchi to blame Greg Oden’s arrest on Urban Meyer.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) August 7, 2014
Greg Oden punched a woman this morning. After taking it like a champ, she pointed at her jaw and said, “Still stronger than your knees.”
— Andy Pipes (@AndyPipes) August 7, 2014
Greg Oden is now the second most hated man in the NBA for punching a woman, behind Lebron James for being Lebron James.
— Bryan Yang (@bryanyang) August 7, 2014
Greg #Oden forced to admit the case against him is a slam dunk.
— Paul Davner (@PaulDavner) August 7, 2014
Greg Oden probably fractured his wrist after he hit the woman
— Rob Chill, Sr (@StevieKnicks21) August 7, 2014
THIS JUST IN: Greg Oden punches woman in the face but blows out both his knees fleeing from the police
— Chris Psihogios (@c_psihogios113) August 7, 2014
Then again Greg Oden won’t get the center stage on this cuz he’s not a sports star, nobody cares which would mean they don’t care abt domV.
— Good Gurl Duchess (@WittyDuchess) August 7, 2014
Is it insensitive to say that possibly greg oden was just running around his house naked
— Patrick Sicher (@PSicher) August 7, 2014
Dear Greg Oden. Come to Baltimore. There’s a standing ovation waiting for you whenever you want it–Ravens fan.
— Daytripper20 (@Daytripper20) August 7, 2014