Category Archives: 1980

Simpson, Ralph

Charge: Assault, burglary, and criminal mischief

Arrest Date: July 30, 1980

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 30

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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

King, Bernard

Charge: Forcible sexual assault

Arrest Date: January 1, 1980

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 23

Details: At the age of 23, King had already been arrested three previous times since being drafted by the Nets in 1977.  King rang in the new year and new decade by allegedly forcing a Salt Lake woman to perform repeated sexual acts on him.

Original news account