Category Archives: 1978

King, Bernard

Charge: Driving under the influence, driving without a license, possession of cocaine

Arrest Date: December 18, 1978

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Yet another arrest for King came when police found the Nets star passed out and slumped over the steering wheel of his Corvette while in possession of a small amount of cocaine.  This was the third arrest for King since being drafted by the Nets just 18 months earlier, and his fifth arrest since joining the University of Tennessee basketball program.  He was ultimately traded to the Jazz by the frustrated Nets, where he eventually faced his most serious charges of sexual assault after a New Years incident in 1980.

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