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Jabari Bird's bail set at $50,000 on domestic-violence charges

Jabari Bird's bail set at $50,000 on domestic-violence charges
Published On: Thu, Sep 13
May 16, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers new head coach Nate McMillan and president of basketball operations Larry Bird speak to the press during a press conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jabari Bird was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court today, and bail was set at $50,000, on charges that he assaulted his girlfriend in a domestic-violence incident last Friday.

Prosecutors said the Celtics guard repeatedly strangled his girlfriend, causing her to lose consciousness at several points. He is facing charges that includeA strangulation, kidnapping, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and kidnapping.

Both Bird and the alleged victim were hospitalized after the incident, at separate institutions. Bird's arraingment originally was scheduled for Monday, but was postponed because he was still in the hospital.

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