Dennis Schroder Reportedly Arrested on Battery Charges

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2017

Guard Dennis Schroder of Germany takes questions during the Atlanta Hawks basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder reportedly was arrested on a misdemeanor charge Thursday.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Schroder was charged with battery after being arrested in the "early morning hours" in an Atlanta suburb.

Per the police report (via TMZ Sports), Schroder was arrested after allegedly initiating a fight with another man when they were standing outside of a hookah bar in Georgia. 

Surveillance video appeared to show Schroder and group of his friends involved in a "verbal heated exchange" with another man, and Schroder allegedly proceeded to shove the man, leading to Schroder's friends also getting involved, according to the police report.

Wojnarowski added Schroder was released from police custody after posting bail.

The Hawks released a statement regarding Schroder's arrest. 

"We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schroder earlier this morning," the statement said, via Shlomo Sprung of Awful Announcing. "We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”

Schroder has spent his entire NBA career with the Hawks, who drafted him with the 17th overall pick in 2013. 

After primarily coming off the bench in his first three seasons, Schroder started 78 of 79 games played during the 2016-17 season. The 24-year-old set career-highs with 17.9 points and 6.3 assists last season.