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Opening Arguments

No alcohol involved here

Ah, it's so nice to see someone admit the error of his ways, thus taking the first step on the road to recovery:

The judge also ordered Green, 41, to attend anger-management classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

"That's crap," Green said in court of the AA meetings, according to his attorney.

The West Bloomfield resident argued that the incident had nothing to do with alcohol.

By tossing a cup, which hit Ron Artest, Green started the now-famous Palace brawl in 2004. But, of course, he's just been misunderstood: "He argued that he merely lobbed the cup into the air, not at Artest."

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