NBA Crime Library is an extensive library of every (known) arrest of an active NBA player. Currently we’re up to nearly 400 total arrests and over 60 mugshots covering all 30 franchises and spanning the last 65 years.
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Charge: Felony domestic violence
Arrest Date: June 29, 2022
Franchise: Charlotte Hornets
Details: Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with felony domestic violence. His wife later posted graphic images on Instagram detailing the abuse, which included “a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until I went to sleep and a severe concussion”.
Charge: Felony assault of a law enforcement officer
Arrest Date: July 28, 2021
Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans
Details: Police in Los Angeles were called to a home for a domestic disturbance and when they attempted to check on the parties involved, Hayes tried to keep them from entering the premises. He got combative with officers and a fight broke out, with Hayes getting tased and police forced to put out an “officer needs help” radio call. Both Hayes and an officer were taken to a hospital to get treatment for minor injuries following his arrest.
Charge: Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
Arrest Date: June 22, 2021
Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers
Details: Caruso was attempting to board a flight in Texas when TSA officials searched his bags and found an herb grinder that contained a small amount of marijuana. Caruso was then arrested for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.
Charge: Marijuana possession and improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle
Arrest Date: November 15, 2020
Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers
Details: Porter Jr was arrested after crashing his Mercedes Benz at 2am, as arriving officers discovered a loaded handgun and marijuana in his vehicle. Charges were eventually dropped the following month.
Arrest Date: October 27, 2020
Franchise: Toronto Raptors
Details: Davis was arrested in Manhattan for allegedly slapping a woman across the face before grabbing her phone and breaking the screen, officials said.
Charge: Drug possession, receiving/concealing stolen property, and threats of violence
Arrest Date: September 26, 2020
Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves
Details: Officers were called to Beasley’s residence a day earlier on a reported weapons offense. The reporting individuals told officers they had stopped their car in front of the house, and Beasley “walked up to their vehicle, tapped on the vehicle window, pointed a gun at them and advised them to get off of the property.” Police subsequently found drugs as well as multiple guns including one that was reported stolen. Beasley eventually pled guilty to felony threats of violence and sentenced to 120 days in jail.
Arrest Date: September 3, 2019
Franchise: Brooklyn Nets
Details: Kurucs was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend at their home in late June. Kurucs allegedly screamed, “I am going to kill myself” then put his hand around the woman’s throat and choked her. He then allegedly pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and pushed her into the bed frame.
Charge: Marijuana possession
Arrest Date: May 22, 2019
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
Details: Holmes was pulled over in the Miami area and officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in his car. He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Charge: Escape and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: May 10, 2019
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
Details: Jackson was arrested at a Florida music festival after repeatedly trying to enter a restricted area and ignoring officers’ orders. He was told “multiple” times he couldn’t enter the VIP area without the proper pass but continued to try to enter anyway. An officer handcuffed Jackson and took him away from the crowd, but Jackson tried to run away after the officer sat him down on a golf cart.
Charge: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and stangulation
Arrest Date: September 13, 2018
Franchise: Boston Celtics
Details: Bird was arrested and accused of assaulting his girlfriend following an argument. She accused Bird of strangling her and throwing her against a wall. She said Bird would strangle her until she went “limp,” allow her to catch her breath and begin choking her again. She also said that Bird kicked her multiple times in the stomach and dragged her away from the door when she tried to leave before shutting her into a bathroom. She was able to escape only after Bird passed out with “seizure-like” symptoms.