Category Archives: New Jersey Nets

Faried, Kenneth

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 19, 2018

Franchise: Brooklyn Nets

Age 28

Details: Faried and two friends were pulled over at a DUI checkpoint early Sunday morning, at which point officers detected “a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.”  Faried was charged with fourth-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor for those allegedly in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana.

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Williams, Shawne

Charge: Possession with intent to manufacture/distribute/sell

Arrest Date: January 15, 2010

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 23

Details: Williams’ second career arrest came after a police sting that netted him and 23 others.  He was charged with possession of codeine with intent to distribute.  Following this arrest he was waived by the New Jersey Nets, effectively ending his NBA career.  Three years later in 2013, the ex-pro he was again arrested with marijuana and codeine.

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Williams, Sean

Charge: Disorderly conduct and criminal mischief

Arrest Date: March 16, 2009

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Sean Williams managed to get arrested twice within about a month in 2009.  This, the second time, involved an argument at a computer shop in a mall that ended when Williams picked up and smashed a $1,200 computer.

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Williams, Sean

Charge: Trespass

Arrest Date: February 15, 2009

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Williams was arrested after showing up a game at Boston College where the BC Eagles were playing Duke.  Apparently, Williams had a no-trespassing order against him, banning him from being on campus, likely stemming from his troubled time as a student athlete at BC before being dismissed from the school.  He was allegedly belligerent to arresting officers, berating them and writing obscenities instead of his name on documents he was to sign.  He would again be arrested in another bizarre case about a month later for smashing a computer during an argument at an electronics store.

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Jefferson, Richard

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 7, 2008

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 27

Details: Jefferson was arrested for an incident that occurred over three months earlier in Minneapolis, where he allegedly choked a man unconscious. Jefferson was inside a private area for the victim’s birthday and when asked to leave he choked him with both hands, saying “do you know who I am?”

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Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: June 24, 1995

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 28

Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 23, 1994

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 26

Shackleford, Charles

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: March 1, 1990

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 23

Details: Shackleford was found in his car with a small amount of marijuana after police were informed by an informant.  At the time he was already under investigation for a point-shaving scandal from several years earlier while he attended North Carolina State.

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Washington, Duane

Charge: Cocaine possession

Arrest Date: September 25, 1988

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 24

Simpson, Ralph

Charge: Assault, burglary, and criminal mischief

Arrest Date: July 30, 1980

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 30