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NBL: Rice arrest on assault charge

NEW Zealand's 1NEWS has reported Breakers' NBL recruit Glen Rice Jr was arrested, allegedly for assault, after an incident in an Auckland bar on Thursday morning, club chief executive Matt Walsh confirming the story.

Walsh told 1NEWS reporter Chris Chang: “Glen alerted us to an incident the other night that he was out and got into a scuffle with some guys, he told us and we're aware of it, we're trying to get information.

“Like anyone on the team, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt, innocent until proven guilty. I don't have much more information than you I imagine.”

The incident occurred 10 days after the former NBA player signed with the Breakers, replacing injured Scotty Hopson,1 NEWS claiming he was arrested over an alleged "assault with intent to injure".

Scoring 26 points before fouling out in 18 minutes in the loss to Melbourne last week, he additionally had 19 in the road loss to South East Melbourne.

He has made the trip to Perth for tomorrow's clash with the Wildcats.

When the Breakers announced they had signed Rice, the club's former general manager Dillon Boucher said they wouldn't have recruited the controversial player on his watch.

Rice's chequered past includes being shot in the leg in an incident outside an Atlanta restaurant, being charged with reckless conduct and marijuana possession, arrests on aggravated battery and drug possession charges and misdemeanour battery charges after allegedly punching a strip club bouncer.

The former Washington Wizards swingman was cut by his professional team in Israel after he punched a teammate in the face in the locker room.

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