Category Archives: 2006

Burks, Antonio

Charge: Non-payment of speeding ticket

Arrest Date: October 25, 2006

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 26

Details: Burks was arrested after failing to respond to a speeding ticket he received three months earlier when he was pulled over for going 59 mph in a 30 mph zone. He failed to appear to a court date in September, and another in October, leading to an arrest warrant being issued.

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Jackson, Stephen

Charge: Criminal recklessness, battery, and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: October 11, 2006

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 28

Details: While at an Indianapolis strip club, Jackson and several Pacer teammates got into an altercation with another patron.  The fight spilled into the street, where Jackson was intentionally hit by a car.  Jackson then drew a handgun and fired five shots into the air.  Police arrived and arrested Jackson for several charges, including criminal recklessness.

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Blatche, Andray

Charge: Driving without a license

Arrest Date: October 2006

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 20

Baxter, Lonny

Charge: Possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition charges

Arrest Date: August 16, 2006

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 27

Details: Baxter was arrested after firing a handgun out of his vehicle at 2:30am less than two blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.  Secret Service stopped his vehicle and found spent shell casings in plain view inside.

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Davis, Dale

Charge: Assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: August 1, 2006

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 37

Details: Police were called to a Miami Beach hotel after Davis refused to leave the premises after repeated requests.  Upon arriving, Davis went outside with officers where he threatened to assault them if they would remove their guns and badges.  Davis then balled his fists and began walking toward officers in an aggressive manner, and was warned that he would be hit with a Taser gun if he continued. He didn’t stop, and an officer used the stun gun to hit Davis in the chest and he fell to the ground. He was taken into custody and charged with assault, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.

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Storey, Awvee

Charge: Disobeying police

Arrest Date: May 27, 2006

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 29

Details: While in Miami for Urban Beach Week, Storey and Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas attracted the attention of police after Storey was spotted walking in the middle of a busy street.  When Storey refused to get out of the street, officers began to arrest him for disobeying police. At this point, Arenas showed up and tried to intervene, and was arrested for the same charge.

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Arenas, Gilbert

Charge: Disobeying police

Arrest Date: May 27, 2006

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 24

Details: While in Miami for Urban Beach Week, Arenas and Wizards teammate Awvee Storey attracted the attention of police after Storey was spotted walking in the middle of a busy street.  When Storey refused to get out of the street, officers began to arrest him for disobeying police. At this point, Arenas showed up and tried to intervene, and was arrested for the same charge. As Arenas was arrested, according to the police report, he said: “You can’t arrest me. I’m a basketball player. I play for the Washington Wizards and I’m not going to leave my teammate.”

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Griffin, Eddie

Charge: Inattentive driving

Arrest Date: March 30, 2006

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 23

Details: The late Eddie Griffin received his fourth and final nba arrest in 2006, about a year and a half before his drunk-driving death.  After crashing his SUV into a parked car he was charged only with inattentive driving.  A few months later, however, a surveillance video surfaced of him professing his drunkenness following the crash.  In addition,  a lawsuit later was filed against Griffin alleging he was not only drunk but masturbating to a pornographic DVD while driving, causing the accident.

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Greene, Orien

Charge: Failure to stop, operating vehicle to endanger

Arrest Date: March 29, 2006

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

Details: Celtics rookie Orien Greene was pulled over by police after being clocked driving at a whopping 90 mph on a city street.  After a brief pursuit he was arrested and charged.

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Carter, Anthony

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: March 3, 2006

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 30

Details: Carter was arrested for drunk driving while playing for the Wolves, blowing a 0.17 after getting pulled over in the early morning hours.

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