Atlanta Hawks Guard Dennis Schroder Arrested on Battery Charge

By Staff  |  09/29/2017

Dennis Schroder

Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery in Atlanta, following a fight at a bar.

According to ESPN, the 24-year-old was at a hookah bar in Brookhaven, Georgia early Friday morning (Sept. 29), where he lives, when an altercation broke out with another patron.

Officers said they received a call at around 2 a.m.

The police report says a security camera caught Schroder and others in a heated exchange with a single victim. The NBA player apparently initiated physical contact by shoving the victim, after which he and others jumped the man... before security intervened.

The victim suffered scratches to his right knee and complained of right ankle pain.

"We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schroder earlier this morning," the Hawks said in a statement. "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 played with the Hawks since entering the league with the No. 17 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Last season, he averaged 17.9 points and 6.3 assists in his first season as a starter.