It has been more than two weeks since Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schröder was arrested for misdemeanor battery in Brookhaven. While the legal proceedings have not played out to this point, Hawks GM and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk released the following statement on Monday afternoon:
“There is an ongoing investigation into the details of the incident involving Dennis Schröder that occurred on Sept. 29th. During this process, we plan to support Dennis as we would any of our players working through a situation.
However, from our preliminary findings, we are aware that Dennis was involved in a physical altercation. That behavior is unacceptable, will not be tolerated by the Hawks organization, and will result in discipline for Dennis at the appropriate time once the matter has been more fully developed through the law enforcement process and otherwise.
Dennis has accepted responsibility for his actions. He looks forward to learning from this incident and focusing on the season.”
As noted by Schlenk, there is an “ongoing investigation” here and that leaves quite a bit of gray area. Still, it is noteworthy that he hints as “discipline for Dennis” and that could vary wildly based on the final legal outcome.
Stay tuned as this situation unfolds.