Category Archives: 1990

Worthy, James

Charge: Solicitation of prostitution

Arrest Date: November 15, 1990

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 29

Details: While on a road trip in Houston to play the Rockets, Worthy contacted an escort service and requested the services of a local hooker.  Unfortunately for him, the escort service was monitored by undercover police officers and Worthy was arrested for solicitation.

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Wingate, David

Charge: Rape, assault, and battery

Arrest Date: September 16, 1990

Franchise: San Antonio Spurs

Age 26

Details: Wingate was arrested after a 17 year-old girl accused him of raping her at his apartment.  Wingate claimed the sex was consensual.

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Robertson, Alvin

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: August 13, 1990

Franchise: Milwaukee Bucks

Age 28

Wingate, David

Charge: Sexual assault

Arrest Date: June 24, 1990

Franchise: San Antonio Spurs

Age 26

Details: Shortly after being arrested for a different rape in September, a 22 year old woman came forward accusing Wingate of raping her 3 months earlier.  She says that after drinking, she passed out and was raped by Wingate and two others at the side of the road, and again back at an apartment of one of the assailants.

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Robinson, Cliff

Charge: Assault and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: April 29, 1990

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 30

Reid, J.R.

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: April 14, 1990

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 22

Details: After being pulled over for driving 77 in a 65mph zone, Reid was arrested after it was discovered that he was driving on a suspended license.  Apparently, Reid had his license suspended after receiving a whopping seven traffic violations in the previous three years.

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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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Ellis, Dale

Charge: Driving while intoxicated and reckless driving

Arrest Date: January 12, 1990

Franchise: Seattle Supersonics

Age 29

Details: While driving up a highway on-ramp at 2am, Ellis veered sharply into a collapsible barrier and across into the express lanes before crashing.  Ellis was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and three broken ribs, and arrested for driving while intoxicated.  This was his third arrest in the previous 3 years.

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