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Celtics' Jabari Bird Domestic Violence Arraignment Delayed

BOSTON (CBS) – Celtics guard Jabari Bird will not be arraigned on Monday as initially scheduled following an alleged domestic violence incident Friday night.

Bird is faces charges of domestic assault, kidnapping and strangulation. The charges stem from a Brighton incident.

Boston Police said Bird had a romantic relationship with the victim, who was taken to an area hospital after the incident. Bird has been at a separate hospital since early Saturday morning and has not yet been booked.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers
Jabari Bird #26 of the Boston Celtics shoots against Furkan Korkmaz #30 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2018 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 69-63. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Celtics released a statement on the incident on Saturday.

"We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously. We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time," the team said.

Bird was a second round pick by the team a year ago. He was signed to a 2-year contract with the first year fully guaranteed in July.

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