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Former Blazer Greg Oden Arrested for Battery on Ex-Girlfriend

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Former Portland Trail Blazers 2007 #1 pick Greg Oden was arrested for battery after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. As of this writing, he is currently in jail. Details via ESPN:

A police report says officers called to a home found a woman on a sofa with a bloody face. Oden allegedly told officers "things got out of control" during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and he punched her in the face as others tried to hold him back.

Police say Oden was apologetic.

"I was wrong, and I know what has to happen," Oden said, according to USA Today, which cited the police report.

As of now, little additional detail is available. We'll update as more information as it arrives. Hat tip to Blazer's Edge reader "your face" who posted it in fanshots. -- Tim

Update: now has a more detailed report on the incident, including the following:

The victim's best friend, police said, told the woman, "There isn't that much love in the world. You need to tell that he punched you in the face."

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."

Thanks to "unblindloyalty" in the comments for the find. More as the story develops.