Category Archives: 2002

Morris, Randolph

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: August 7, 2002

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 21

Details: While driving in Kentucky, Morris was pulled over for speeding and was given a breathalyzer test.  He registered a blood alcohol level of .069, just below the legal limit of .08, avoiding a drunken driving charge.  He was arrested, however, for reckless driving.

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Hardaway, Anfernee

Charge: Intimidation

Arrest Date: December 14, 2002

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 31

Details: Following an argument between Hardaway and his girlfriend, she left the house to go sleep in a vehicle outside. Hardaway then allegedly came outside and yelled at her while carrying a gun at his side, putting her in fear for her life.  Charges were ultimately dropped.

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Patterson, Ruben

Charge: Domestic assault

Arrest Date: November 25, 2002

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 27

Details: Patterson allegedly assaulted his wife Shannon inside of his Oregon home.  She called 911 and officers found evidence of ‘minor assault’ injuries and placed Patterson under arrest.  This was his third violent-crime arrest in less than three years, including the attempted rape of his nanny the previous year.

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Wallace, Rasheed

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: November 22, 2002

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 28

Details: Wallace and fellow Blazer Damon Stoudamire were stopped for speeding on the way back from a road game in Seattle.  Officers smelled marijuana and used a drug-sniffing dog to search the car and found about 1 gram.  Both players admitted to smoking marijuana inside the vehicle.

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Stoudamire, Damon

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: November 22, 2002

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 29

Details: Stoudamire and fellow Blazer Rasheed Wallace were stopped for speeding on the way back from a road game in Seattle.  Officers smelled marijuana and used a drug-sniffing dog to search the car and found about 1 gram.  Both players admitted to smoking marijuana inside the vehicle.

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Fizer, Marcus

Charge: Unlawful possession of firearm and driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: October 13, 2002

Franchise: Chicago Bulls

Age 24

Details: Fizer was pulled over in his SUV at 2am in Chicago because his vehicle had illegally tinted windows.  Officers then discovered he had a suspended license, and while preparing his vehicle to be towed found a .40-caliber Beretta under the passenger seat.

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Thomas, Kurt

Charge: Assault of spouse

Arrest Date: September 30, 2002

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 29

Details: Thomas allegedly assaulted his wife during an argument over the whereabouts of his laptop computer.  During the argument he grabbed her around the neck and pulled on her arm while she held their 2-year-old daughter.

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Ilgauskas, Zydrunas

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: September 15, 2002

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 27

Details: Ilgauskas was pulled over just before 4am for driving erratically.  He then failed a field sobriety test, and a breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol level above the .10 legal limit of the state of Ohio.

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Clark, Keon

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: July 29, 2002

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 27

Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: July 27, 2002

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 35

Details: Coleman was pulled over at 3:30am for driving 100mph, and officers smelled an odor of alcohol.  Coleman refused to take a breathakyzer test and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.  Incredibly, this was Coleman’s seventh arrest since going pro, an all-time record that still stands to this day.

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