Category Archives: 1976

Green, Mike

Charge: Cocaine possession, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: December 9, 1976

Franchise: Seattle Supersonics

Age 25

Barnes, Marvin

Charge: Possession of an unregistered firearm

Arrest Date: October 9 1976

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 24

Bryant, Joe

Charge: Cocaine possession, resisting arrest, and driving without a license

Arrest Date: May 5, 1976

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 21

Details: Two years before the birth of his famous son Kobe, Joe Bryant was a 21 year-old rookie playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.  After police attempted to pull him over for having a busted taillight one evening, he fled, crashing into three parked cars.  Police searched his sports car and found several bags of cocaine, placing him under arrest.

Original news account