|Mar. 18 12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET19:30 GMT3:30 12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST23:30 UAE20:3015:30 ET1:30 PM CT18:30 - Ohio State coach Thad Matta says former Buckeyes star Greg Oden has been training on campus and could attempt another NBA comeback.
Analysis: Matta says Oden has been doing ''high-level training'' the past 6 months and weighs about 280 pounds. He says Oden is as happy as he can ever remember and hasn't looked ''this good since when he played for us back in the day at Ohio State.'' The Portland Trail Blazers selected Oden with the top pick in 2007, but the 7-foot center appeared in just 82 games over five seasons due to injury. He also played 23 games for the Miami Heat last season.
|Feb. 3 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET21:54 GMT5:54 2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST1:54 UAE (+1)22:5416:54 ET3:54 PM CT19:54 - Oden has struck a plea deal with prosecutors to settle battery charges involving a former girlfriend.
Analysis: The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that Oden pleaded guilty in December to felony battery with moderate bodily injury while three other charges were dismissed. Oden was arrested in Lawrence, Indiana, last August after allegedly punching the woman in the face.
|Aug. 7 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST3:47 UAE (+1)01:4719:47 ET6:47 PM CT22:47 - Oden is out of jail following his arrest on battery charges for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. Oden was released from custody Thursday evening. Online Marion County Jail records show Oden was released on a $10,000 bond.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Oden faces two preliminary misdemeanor battery counts after the incident Thursday morning at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence. A police report says officers were called to the home at around 3:30 a.m. and found a 24-year-old woman on a sofa with a swollen, bloody face. A friend of the woman told officers that Oden had "punched her in the face." Oden told officers he and the woman had dated for about two years but split up two months ago.