|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 3, 2013 at 7:40 PM|
I don't want to come here and speak about this as if I know what happened. If it's true then, Sully should feel like crap. This isn't the story any of us want to cover. But it's a story. Sully is still a young man, and the bottom line is we don't know. From what's out there, the "rumors" it sounds like Sully made a mistake that will stick with him. I don't like the fact that Sully read off a script. But, when your guilty sometimes it's the only way. Again I won't try to rush to judgement on this, but it seems like he's guilty of something. I'm just overall disappointed.
"I voluntarily reported to the Waltham police this morning to respond to charges against me," Sullinger said in the statement. "The experience was humbling and embarrassing for me. Yet I know that this situation has brought both sorrow and embarrassment to my girlfriend, my family, the Boston Celtics organization, my teammates, and my fans. To all of you, I apologize from the bottom of my heart."
Added Sullinger in the statement: "My lawyers have advised me not to discuss the case at this time. But I wanted to immediately and publicly apologize to everyone affected by this situation."
The Boston Celtics released their own statement following the arrest.
"The Celtics were disappointed to learn of the allegations against Jared and are currently gathering more information on the situation, which we are taking very seriously," read the team statement. "We will reserve further comment until such point that we have sufficient additional information."
Sullinger pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation. He was released on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Waltham District Court again on Sept. 19.