Greg Oden must stay on GPS monitoring

Greg Oden (Provided Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Basketball player Greg Oden will have to remain on GPS monitoring, a judge said on Wednesday.

Oden appeared in a Marion County court for his initial hearing after being charged with felony and misdemeanor battery. He’s accused of beating his ex-girlfriend until her nose fractured.

A judge entered a not guilty plea for Oden, which is standard in felony cases. Oden’s attorney asked for his client’s GPS monitoring to be removed, but the judge denied the request. The judge did say Oden is allowed to leave the state, though.

The judge ordered Oden to not contact two people.

According to court documents, Oden, his ex-girlfriend and her friend went out drinking last week. When they got back to his mother’s house in Lawrence, police say the couple started arguing. Court documents show Oden punched his ex-girlfriend in the face three times, causing cuts, swelling, and bleeding.

Police say the victim told officers she fell but that Oden ended up taking responsibility for her injuries. A relative told officers that every time the two would go out the night would end in an argument.

Oden’s next court date is Sept. 18.

Oden played high school basketball in Lawrence. He most recently played for the Miami Heat. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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