Category Archives: Atlanta Hawks

Anderson, Greg

Charge: Possession of cocaine and intent to distribute

Arrest Date: February 25, 1998

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 33

Details: Anderson arranged to help two men sell a kilogram of cocaine.  One of the men was working with the FBI, and after an undercover sting Anderson was arrested on federal charges, including crossing state lines from Texas to Mississippi.  He later cooperated with the FBI in an operation against the third man, and was eventually sentenced to five months in prison.

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Blaylock, Mookie

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: February 1, 1997

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 29

Details: Blaylock was arrested while trying to board a plane from Vancouver to Phoenix after drug-sniffing dogs discovered two ounce of marijuana in his baggage.  This was his second drug related arrest in two years.

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Blaylock, Mookie

Charge: Marijuana possession and driving under the influence

Arrest Date: January 11, 1995

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 27

Washburn, Chris

Charge: Firearm possession and billy club possession

Arrest Date: June 5, 1988

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 23

Matthews, Wes

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: June 10, 1981

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 21

Johnson, Eddie

Charge: Motor vehicle theft

Arrest Date: July 24, 1980

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 25

Johnson, Eddie

Charge: Cocaine possession

Arrest Date: July 13, 1980

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 25

Sojourner, Mike

Charge: Car theft

Arrest Date: October 18, 1977

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 24

Details: While riding in a taxi, Sojourner began to act erratically, scaring the cab driver to the point that he pulled over and fled the vehicle.  Sojourner then drove off in the taxi and was later arrested.  He was eventually hospitalized by choice for ‘psychiatric problems.’

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Payne, Tom

Charge: Rape & Attempted Rape

Arrest Date: May 19, 1972

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 21

Details: Payne was arrested for raping a 22 year old in a parked car in Atlanta.  He was eventually convicted and faced 11 years in prison, ending his playing career shortly after it began. After his release he returned to prison for yet another rape and served another 14 years.

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Maravich, Pete

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Arrest Date: April 18, 1971

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 23