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Report: Former Michigan State guard Brandon Wood arrested on assault charge

Apr 30, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT


Former Michigan State guard Brandon Wood was arrested in Chicago Sunday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman and battering another, reports.

Police say the 23-year-old Wood slapped a young woman and verbally threatened a 32-year-old homeowner, following her insistence that he leave her home.

He was arrested around 3:30 a.m. and was charged with battery, assault, and criminal trespassing of a residence. The charges are all misdemeanors.

Wood averaged 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his senior season at Michigan State and was in Chicago training for the upcoming NBA draft.

Wood is the second player from the Michigan State program to have a run-in with the law in recent weeks, after forward Derrick Nix was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle with the presence of drugs and marijuana possession.

Nix was suspended from the Michigan State team.

Wood played previously at Southern Illinois and Valparaiso, before transferring to Michigan State, taking advantage of the NCAA’s one-year transfer rule.

He posted bond on Sunday and is set to appear in court on June 1.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. imforbigblue - Apr 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    You can take these punk kids out of the hood but you can’t take the hood out of these punk kids

  2. mtheparrothead - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Just keepin it real

  3. fnc111 - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    MSU and scUM have the most classless athletes of anyone. Pure trash.

  4. scoregasmic - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Oh well, atleast he didn’t do anything stupid during the season

  5. mtheparrothead - May 1, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    And where did THE u of m come into this?

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