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Former NBA player accused of burglary, battery

Orien Green faces felony charges

A former NBA player was arrested and jailed in Florida for breaking into two homes and fondling a woman, reported The New York Post.

Orien Greene, 34, who played with the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacer, faces two counts of burglary and one of battery, according to The Post.

The incidents allegedly occurred Monday night (Jan. 9) when he entered a Pembroke Pines home and went into a bedroom where a woman was sleeping, according to Sports Illustrated. Greene reportedly watched the 56-year old woman sleeping and then left, according to The Daily Mail.

Greene then left the home and walked to a home across the street, according to The Mail. He entered the second home and, again, found a 40-year old woman sleeping. The woman awoke to find Greene rubbing and kissing her.

“(Greene) entered the open garage and then the residence through the unlocked connecting door,” Pembroke Pines police officer Erik Guy wrote in a report according to The Post. “He entered the master bedroom when victim … was in bed. The suspect rubbed her butt with his hand and kissed her on the neck several times.”

She yelled at Green who fled, according to Sports Illustrated. Greene was later arrested at his girlfriend’s home.

The 6-foot-4-inch Greene played college basketball at the University of Florida and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Greene was released on $30,000 bail and fitted with an ankle monitor, according to The Mail. He was warned not to contact the victims.

[Feature Photo: AP/Rich Pedroncelli]