Category Archives: 1994

Causwell, Duane

Charge: Spousal abuse and false imprisonment

Arrest Date: December 21, 1994

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 26

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Maxey, Marlon

Charge: Possession of an unregistered firearm

Arrest Date: October 15, 1994

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 25

Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 23, 1994

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 26

Mullin, Chris

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 2, 1994

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 30

Maxwell, Vernon

Charge: Unlawful possession of a firearm

Arrest Date: March 15, 1994

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 28

Details: An NBA crime legend, Maxwell was arrested for the third time in less than two years, for waving a .380 semiautomatic pistol at a passing motorist who honked his horn at him near the Rockets arena in Houston.

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Rider, Isaiah

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: March 12, 1994

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 23

Strickland, Rod

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: March 4, 1994

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 27

Details: The first of NBA Crime legend Rod Strickland’s six arrests during his illustrious career.  Strickland, while out with fellow repeat offender Cliff Robinson, received battery charges in Chicago after getting in a shoving match with a truck driver following a minor traffic accident.

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Robinson, Cliff

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: March 4, 1994

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 33

Details: hanging out with Rod Strickland is almost always a recipe for trouble, and this was no exception for Cliff Robinson.  After a minor traffic accident in Chicago, Robinson and Strickland got arrested for battery for getting into a shoving match with the driver.

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Pippen, Scottie

Charge: Unlawful use of a firearm

Arrest Date: February 6, 1994

Franchise: Chicago Bulls

Age 28

Details: One evening, Pippen’s car was parked illegally and officers summoned a tow truck.  While preparing the car to be towed, officers noticed a fully-loaded, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol near the front seat.  Pippen was registered to own the gun, but in Illinois it is a crime to carry a gun.  He was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a firearm.

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Wright, Luther

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: January 24, 1994

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 22

Details: Police were called on Wright after he began attacking and smashing vehicles along the side of the road in Utah.  Once officers arrived, they found Wright swinging a large stick and a leg brace, and were forced to draw their guns when he approached.  It was later determined that his meltdown was caused by Ritalin.  Wright suffered from mental health issues, which ultimately ended his NBA career.

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