Category Archives: Boston Celtics

Bird, Jabari

Charge: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and stangulation

Arrest Date: September 13, 2018

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

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.

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Faverani, Vitor

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 3, 2014

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 26

Details: While driving in Valencia, Spain, Faverani ran a red light and crashed into a bus.  He was arrested for driving under the influence after his blood alcohol level was found to be triple the legal limit.

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Sullinger, Jared

Charge: Assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and intimidation of a witness

Arrest Date: September 3, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 21

Details: Sullinger turned himself in several days after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend following an argument after she found evidence on his cell phone that he was cheating on her.  His girlfriend started packing her bags to leave when Sullinger pushed her onto a bed, pinned her, and tossed her onto the ground before smashing her cell phone.

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Williams, Terrence

Charge:  Assault

Arrest Date: May 19, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 26

Details: During a visitation exchange of their 10-year-old son in Washington, Williams pulled a gun on the child’s mother and made threats, prompting a call to police.  The arrest took place only two months after Williams signed a non-guaranteed contract with Boston in March.  Williams was subsequently waived in June, likely as a result of this arrest.

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Payton, Gary

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 28, 2004

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 36

Details: Three weeks after being unceremoniously traded from the Lakers to the Celtics, Payton was pulled over after being spotted backing down an onramp on a San Diego freeway.  Once pulled over he failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence.  This was Payton’s second arrest in as many years.

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Pruitt, Gabe

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 26, 2009

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 22

Details: A few hours after losing to the Clippers in Los Angeles, Pruitt was pulled over in Hollywood in his Mercedes at 3am, and was charged with driving under the influence.

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Pinkney, Kevinn

Charge: Driving under the inluence

Arrest Date: April 26, 2007

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 23

Details: Pinkney was pulled over in Nevada just before 2am after he was spotted weaving in and out of his lane.  He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Telfair, Sebastian

Charge: Criminal possession of a weapon

Arrest Date: April 20, 2007

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 21

Details: After being pulled over for speeding in New York, officers found a loaded 45 caliber handgun under the seat.  This was the first arrest for Telfair but followed another gun incident in 2005 when he was found carrying a loaded pistol on a team flight.

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Greene, Orien

Charge: Failure to stop, operating vehicle to endanger

Arrest Date: March 29, 2006

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

Details: Celtics rookie Orien Greene was pulled over by police after being clocked driving at a whopping 90 mph on a city street.  After a brief pursuit he was arrested and charged.

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Potapenko, Vitaly

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: September 19, 1999

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

Details: Potapenko was arrested following an altercation with his girlfriend at Logan International Airport.  Employees called police after the two were seen arguing in the airport parking lot, and Potapenko was arrested after he refused to leave the scene.

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