Celtics

Jabari Bird remains hospitalized under guarded watch after arrest

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Jabari Bird still remains in a local hospital on Monday morning more than 48 hours after his arrest on Friday night following a domestic incident.

The 24-year-old guard is expected to appear in court whenever he is released from the hospital on charges of domestic assault, kidnapping and strangulation, perhaps as soon as Monday afternoon. Bird and the victim were both taken to separate hospitals on Friday night following the incident, according to a law enforcement source. Bird remains under guard at the hospital, according to Boston Police.

The Celtics released a statement about 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.

BSJ Analysis: For Bird to remain under hospital watch more than 48 hours after the alleged incident seems a bit unusual. To try to get a better sense of what could be going on with the C's guard, Bostonsportsjournal.com spoke with a law enforcement official to understand the situation a bit more.