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Gibson, Taj

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: July 6, 2017

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 32

Details: Less than a week after signing a new $28 million dollar contract with the Timberwolves, Gibson was arrested for driving with a suspended license after getting pulled over for making an illegal u-turn in Queens, New York.

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Smith, Leon

Charge: Criminal damage to a vehicle and violating an order of protection

Arrest Date: December 3, 1999

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 19

Details: A day after being arrested for assault, the young Dallas rookie went to the home of the accuser and smasher her mothers’ car windows, and was arrested a second time.  He ended up never playing a single game for the Dallas Mavericks, playing only 15 total games in his NBA career.

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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: February 1, 2017

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 36

Details: Barnes’ third career arrest came following a barroom brawl in December of 2016.  While at Avenue nightclub in Manhattan with teammate DeMarcus Cousins, Barnes allegedly choked a woman and then punched her boyfriend when he came to her aid.

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Caldwell-Pope, Kentavious

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: March 29, 2017

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 24

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.

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Shumpert, Iman

Charge: Driving under the influence, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 10, 2016

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 26

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.

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Green, Draymond

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: July 10, 2016

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 26

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.

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Collison, Darren

Charge: Domestic violence

Arrest Date: May 30, 2016

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 28

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.

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Beverley, Patrick

Charge: Operating a motor vehicle in a toll road when prohibited

Arrest Date: November 11, 2015

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 27

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.

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Hill, Jordan

Charge: Reckless driving and speeding

Arrest Date: July 28, 2015

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 28

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.

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Scott, Mike

Charge: Marijuana possession, schedule 1 drug possession

Arrest Date: July 30, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 27

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.

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