What an interesting weekend it was for Donte Greene.
The former Syracuse basketball player was arrested early Sunday morning and faces charges of battery and orderly misconduct after getting in a fight with St. Louis Rams linebacker and Syracuse native Jo-lonn Dunbar outside of a Miami night club.
Police arrived to the scene at around 5:20 a.m. ET on Sunday to find the two parties in a heated argument. Things escalated and both of the players’ entourages started to fight. Greene came up from behind Dunbar and hit him on the back of the head and neck. When asked to stop repeatedly and not doing so, Greene was tased on his butt, stopping the fight. According to TMZ, Greene told authorities he was sorry and that Dunbar had “been after me for years since I got into the NBA. He was beating my brother and I had to do what I did.”
This couldn’t have come at a worse time for Greene, who had just played for the Brooklyn Nets summer league team and is attempting a comeback in the NBA. Greene, who averaged 6.1 points per game and 2.4 rebounds over a four year NBA career in Sacramento with the Kings, hasn’t been in the league since the 2011-2012 season. The journeyman most recently played in China after a short stint in Puerto Rico. He played for the Memphis Grizzlies summer league team in 2013 but failed to make any NBA roster. He is currently a free agent and will probably remain one.
In one year at Syracuse, Greene led the Orange in scoring with 17.7 points per game. He set a record for threes in a season for a freshman with 90 and led the Orange to the NIT quarterfinals.