Bird is accused of kicking her in the stomach and strangling her during those four hours. He was barred from having contact with the alleged victim or visiting her college campus.
Bird then signed a two-year, standard National Basketball Association contract in July - making him an official member of the Celtics' 15-man roster - after averaging 16.8 points on 57 percent shooting in summer league. "She said Bird texted her that he would kill himself if she didn't come back".
He is now free after posting $50,000 cash bail, and said in a statement that the full story of the incident is not yet been publicized.
Spears, Bird released an official statement regarding the allegations, saying he'll be "taking some time away from the team as he deals with his legal and medical issues".
The woman told police that Bird would strangle her until she fell "limp" and that once she caught her breath, he would begin his attack again.
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The team notes that domestic violence issues are handled by the NBA's main office.
The Celtics have acknowledged they know of Bird's arrest, but have declined further comment since the weekend.
A 2017 second-round pick out of the University of California, Bird recently signed a two-year contract with the Celtics after appearing in 13 games in his rookie season while also playing in the G-League. Only the first year is guaranteed. His future is now uncertain. He is next due in court October 25. In the meantime, he can travel out of state only with the Celtics, should the organisation keep him on the roster entering this month's training camp.
It would set an example that the Celtics do not tolerate - as no team should - domestic violence. Such was the case when former Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed was suspended for six games following a domestic battery arrest last summer. The team said it "will be working with both the league and local authorities to assist in their ongoing investigations". This past May, the league and its players' union also launched a mental health program to counsel players who are actively addressing issues such as anxiety and depression.
On Thursday, Bird appeared in court to be arraigned, and we got a few more details as to what transpired last Friday.