NBA Crime Library is an extensive library of every (known) arrest of an active NBA player. Currently we’re up to over 350 total arrests and 60 mugshots covering all 30 franchises and spanning the last 65 years.
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Charge: Driving while intoxicated
Arrest Date: March 29, 2017
Franchise: Detroit Pistons
Details: Caldwell-Pope was pulled over in Auburn Hills at 2:50 AM for driving 45mph in a 25mph zone. Officers smelled alcohol and administered field-sobriety tests which Caldwell-Pope failed. He was placed under arrest and later registered a .08 blood alcohol level, at the legal limit.
Charge: Driving under the influence, marijuana possession
Arrest Date: August 10, 2016
Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers
Details: Two months after winning his first championship with the Cavaliers, Shumpert was pulled over in Atlanta after being observed weaving in and out of his lane. He then failed field sobriety tests and was handcuffed and placed under arrest. When deputies searched Shumpert’s car, they then found marijuana in a backpack in the trunk.
Arrest Date: July 10, 2016
Franchise: Golden State Warriors
Details: Green was arrested in East Lansing, Michigan after getting into a physical altercation with another man at a restaurant, Conrad’s Grill. No other details were made available at this time.
Charge: Domestic violence
Arrest Date: May 30, 2016
Franchise: Sacramento Kings
Details: Officers responded to a midday call on Memorial Day from Collison’s wife, who said she was being assaulted by her husband inside their home. The victim was found to have visible injuries from the assault.
Charge: Operating a motor vehicle in a toll road when prohibited
Arrest Date: November 11, 2015
Franchise: Houston Rockets
Details: Beverley was arrested on an open warrant after police stopped him in his Rolls-Royce. The warrant was issue following repeated missed court dates related to E-Z pass violations. Beverley was taken into custody and released after paying a small fine.
Charge: Reckless driving and speeding
Arrest Date: July 28, 2015
Franchise: Indiana Pacers
Details: Hill was pulled over in Atlanta after several motorists called 911 reporting a reckless driver. He was clocked driving his Range Rover at 107mph, and was arrested for reckless driving and speeding. See below for police dashcam video of his arrest.
Police dashcam video:
Charge: Marijuana possession, schedule 1 drug possession
Arrest Date: July 30, 2015
Franchise: Atlanta Hawks
Details: Scott was riding in a car with his brother when police attempted to pull them over for following too closely to other vehicles. The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated to 98mph before eventually pulling over after a two mile pursuit. Police found over an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of a MDMA. Scott was arrested and charged with felony drug possession.
Charge: Driving under the influence
Arrest Date: July 14, 2015
Franchise: Denver Nuggets
Details: Lawson was arrested after being pulled over for speeding at 2am in Hollywood. He was found displaying signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest. This was Lawson’s second DUI arrest in six months, and fourth arrest in two and a half years. He was also arrested for driving under the influence in 2008 while a student at the University of North Carolina.
Arrest Date: July 6, 2014
Franchise: Charlotte Hornets
Details: A little over a week after being drafted by the Hornets and becoming a professional basketball player, Hairston got into an altercation during a pickup game and punched a high-schooler twice in the face. He had previously been arrested once during the summer of 2013 for marijuana possession while a student at the University of North Carolina.
Charge: Aggravated Assault
Arrest Date: April 21, 2015
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
Details: Marcus Morris, along with his twin brother and teammate Markieff, were indicted following an incident in January where the two allegedly assaulted an acquaintance following a high school basketball tournament. The twins were angry with the man for texts he sent to their mother that they interpreted as flirtatious. The man suffered a broken nose as well as cuts and bruises.