The picture was posted for about 10 minutes Sunday afternoon on Snapchat, then was taken down.
“I apologize for the situation. It’s clearly not what I was trying to do,” he said.
Green said he knew instantly he made a mistake and took the photo down.
“It was a situation where it was meant to be a private message,” Green said. “I kinda hit the wrong button and it sucks. It was meant to be private. We’re all one click away from placing something in the wrong place, and I suffered from that this morning.”
Green made his comments prior to Team USA’s practice at the Toyota Center.
Earlier in July, Green reached a plea agreement that will allow him to avoid jail time and reduced the charges he faced for allegedly slapping a Michigan State University football player and for a noise violation.
Green will pay a $500 fine and a $60 restitution fee for the incident. He was arrested July 10 in East Lansing, Michigan, after police saw him slap MSU player Jermaine Edmondson, who has since been released from MSU’s team to play elsewhere. Edmondson’s release was not related to the incident with Green, MSU officials said.
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