Category Archives: 2000

Mason, Anthony

Charge: Inciting a riot, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: July 3, 2000

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 33

Details: While in the New Orleans French Quarter, a group of men including Mason was seen in an argument over women in the street with another group.  Officers attempted to separate the groups when Mason allegedly hit one of the officers and began rallying the crowd. He was then pepper sprayed and fled into the crowd before eventually being arrested a short time later.

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Stevenson, DeShawn

Charge: Fighting in a public place

Arrest Date: June 28, 2000

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 19

Details: Stevenson set an almost unbreakable record for fastest arrest since becoming a pro, getting arrested on the night of the draft for brawling during a high school basketball game.  Within several hours after being drafted 23rd in the first round by the Jazz, Stevenson and as many as twenty others participated in the melee.

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Patterson, Ruben

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: June 11, 2000

Franchise: Seattle SuperSonics

Age 24

Traylor, Robert

Charge: Receiving and concealing stolen property

Arrest Date: May 19, 2000

Franchise: Milwaukee Bucks

Age 23

Details: Traylor was arrested after being pulled over driving a car that had been reported stolen.  The owner said he had lent the car to Traylor’s Bucks teammate Tim Thomas for a test drive and it was never returned.  It was unclear how the car ended up with Traylor.  The owner ultimately dropped the charges.

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Buford, Rodney

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: May 6, 2000

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 22

Details: Buford’s third run-in with the law in a year started with him getting pulled over for tinted windows in Miami.  Officers then smelled marijuana and discovered the drug upon searching the vehicle.  Buford’s NBA career was short lived, and he later was repeatedly suspended in European leagues for failing drug tests.

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McLeod, Roshown

Charge: Battery of pregnant woman

Arrest Date: April 17, 2000

Franchise:  Atlanta Hawks

Age 24

Details: McLeod allegedly shoved his girlfriend, who is pregnant, during an argument over her use of the telephone.  She then called police.

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Williams, Jason

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: April 12, 2000

Franchise:  Sacramento Kings

Age 24

Details: Williams was cited and charged with reckless driving in Sacramento.  Kings teammate Chris Webber was driving in a separate car in the area, and was pulled over and charged at the scene, while Williams drove away but was later charged with reckless driving as well.

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Webber, Chris

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: April 12, 2000

Franchise:  Sacramento Kings

Age 27

Details: Webber was pulled over and charged with reckless driving in Sacramento.  Kings teammate Jason Williams was driving in a separate car in the area, and drove away from the scene but was later charged with reckless driving as well.  This was the second arrest for Webber, his first coming with the Wizards two years earlier.

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Mason, Anthony

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: February 26, 2000

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 33

Details: Mason allegedly took part in an early morning brawl outside of an upscale Harlem nightspot.  Mason and four of his friends were charged with assault after badly beating a man after one of them accidentally bumped into the victim.

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Wesley, David

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: January 12, 2000

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 29

Details: Wesley was racing in Charlotte in a car alongside his friend and teammate Bobby Phils when Phils’ Porsche lost control and crashed, killing him instantly.  The car Wesley was driving was not involved in the accident.  He later was convicted of reckless driving for taking part in the fatal race.

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