O’Neal, Jermaine

Charge: Resisting arrest, disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: June 14, 1997

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 18

Details: Despite being in the NBA, the direct from high-school star was still acting like an ordinary teenager.  He was handing out pamphlets at the mall against mall policy when things escalated, and he eventually was arrested for ‘mouthing off’ to the cops.  He appears to have learned his lesson (for a while) – he wasn’t arrested again for over seven years. He still holds the record for the youngest NBA player ever arrested, and with direct from high school players no longer allowed, his record may stand forever.

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Posted on 02/06/2011, in 1990's, 1997, Disorderly Conduct, O, Portland Trailblazers, Resisting Arrest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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