Category Archives: 1989
Charge: Driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: November 15, 1989
Franchise: Dallas Mavericks
Details: Tarpley, who was ultimately banned from the NBA for repeated drug and alcohol violations, received his first career arrest after getting pulled over and scuffling with officers. It ultimately took six policemen to subdue him after his violent reaction. He was later arrested for DUI again two years later.
Charge: Failure to appear in court
Arrest Date: July 6, 1989
Franchise: Chicago Bulls
Details: Jordan was pulled over in Lexington, Kentucky for driving his Ferrari 90mph in a 60mph zone. He subsequently failed to appear to his scheduled court date, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.