Category Archives: 2001

Ham, Darvin

Charge: Battery of wife

Arrest Date: December 31, 2001

Franchise: Milwaukee Bucks

Age 28

Details: Ham allegedly attacked his wife in their Milwaukee home during an argument.  Specific details of the assault were never made public.

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Francis, Steve

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: December 16, 2001

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 23

Olowokandi, Michael

Charge: Cohabitant abuse, robbery, and false imprisonment

Arrest Date: December 1, 2001

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 26

Details: Olowokandi returned to his Manhattan Beach home with his brother and girlfriend, where he encountered an ex-girlfriend and an argument ensued.  He had a skirmish with the woman and she suffered bumps and scratches.  He also allegedly took her watch and earrings and held her for a short period of time before letting her leave.

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Wells, Bonzi

Charge: Trespass

Arrest Date: September 6, 2001

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 24

Details: Wells, along with Blazers teammate Erick Barkley, were arrested after refusing to leave the scene of a brawl outside of a nightclub. When police arrived, they shouted profanities at officers until arrested for criminal trespass.

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Barkley, Erick

Charge: Trespass

Arrest Date: September 6, 2001

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 23

Details: Barkley, along with Blazers teammate Bonzi Wells, were arrested after refusing to leave the scene of a brawl outside of a nightclub. When police arrived, they shouted profanities at officers until arrested for criminal trespass.

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Porter, Chris

Charge: Marijuana and cocaine possession

Arrest Date: August 24, 2001

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 23

Details: Porter was pulled over in Alabama for speeding when officers discovered two small bags in the car, one containing cocaine and one containing marijuana.

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Polynice, Olden

Charge: Assault and disturbing the peace

Arrest Date: July 23, 2001

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 36

Details: For the third time in less than a year, Polynice was arrested in Utah.  Unlike the prior two arrests, this one was not for impersonating an officer.  While golfing, Polynice was accidentally hit in the arm with a golf ball by another golfer.  He then apparently attacked the golfer, punching him in the face and spitting on him.  This was the fifth arrest of Polynice’s pro career, and third for assault.

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Stevenson, DeShawn

Charge: Statutory rape

Arrest Date: June 19, 2001

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 20

Details: As a rookie with the Jazz, Stevenson was arrested after admitting in a taped phone conversation to having consensual sex with a 14 year-old girl in a hotel after a night of drinking.  This came less than a year after getting arrested for taking part in a brawl at a high school on the night he was drafted in the first round by the Utah Jazz.

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Clark, Keon

Charge: Domestic battery, driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: June 11, 2001

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 26

Patterson, Ruben

Charge: Attempted rape

Arrest Date: May 8, 2001

Franchise: Seattle SuperSonics

Age 25

Details: Patterson was arrested after allegedly attempting to rape the family’s 24 year old nanny inside of his Washington home.  He eventually agreed to a plea deal that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence and him registering as a sex offender.  This was Patterson’s second of three career arrests, all over a three-year span.

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