Category Archives: 2007

Johnson, Dermarr

Charge: Resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer

Arrest Date: June 9, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: After being involved in a disturbance with two women outside of a nightclub, Johnson was uncooperative with officers, and was tasered and arrested.

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Smith, JR

Charge: Assault, disturbing the peace, and destruction of property

Arrest Date: October 25, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 21

Details: Less than five months after being arrested for causing the death of his friend in an automobile accident, Smith was again arrested.  Details are limited, but he was arrested for assault, disturbing the peace, and destruction of property for an incident at a Denver nightclub.

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Brown, Kwame

Charge: Disorderly conduct and interfering with a police investigation

Arrest Date: September 29, 2007

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 25

Details: After police pulled over Brown’s cousin for drunkenly driving the wrong way down a one-way street, Brown approached officers and interfered with their arrest.  He became disruptive and was himself arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with an investigation.  This was Brown’s third arrest since becoming a pro.

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Williams, Shawne

Charge: Marijuana possession and driving without a license

Arrest Date: September 11, 2007

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 21

Details: After being pulled over for not using a signal, officers smelled marijuana.  Upon looking inside the vehicle officers spotted a firearm, which later was discovered to have been stolen.  Williams was arrested for marijuana possession and driving without a license, while another passenger took the gun charge.

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Alston, Rafer

Charge: Assault with a deadly weapon

Arrest Date: August 28, 2007

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 31

Details: Alston was arrested for stabbing a man after a minor altercation at a Manhattan nightspot.  After the two accidentally bumped each other an argument ensued, at which point Alston slashed the man in the neck, causing minor injuries.  This was Alston’s second arrest in three weeks.

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Alston, Rafer

Charge: Assault and public intoxication

Arrest Date: August 5, 2007

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 31

Details: Alston was arrested for misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after an early-morning incident in downtown Houston.  After his vehicle was towed, Alston grabbed a parking attendant’s arm, shaking and spitting at him.

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Blatche, Andray

Charge: Solicitation of prostitution

Arrest Date: August 2, 2007

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 20

Details: Frequent arrestee Andray Blatche was arrested in Washington D.C. after attempting to solicit sex from a female undercover police officer.  This was the second of three arrests to date during Blatche’s pro career.

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Smith, JR

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: June 9, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 21

Details: While driving through New Jersey with a friend, Smith ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, causing both he and his friend to be ejected from the car.  Smith escaped with minor injuries, however his friend died.  Smith avoided vehicular manslaughter charges, but ultimately was convicted two years later of reckless driving.

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Pinkney, Kevinn

Charge: Driving under the inluence

Arrest Date: April 26, 2007

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 23

Details: Pinkney was pulled over in Nevada just before 2am after he was spotted weaving in and out of his lane.  He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Telfair, Sebastian

Charge: Criminal possession of a weapon

Arrest Date: April 20, 2007

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 21

Details: After being pulled over for speeding in New York, officers found a loaded 45 caliber handgun under the seat.  This was the first arrest for Telfair but followed another gun incident in 2005 when he was found carrying a loaded pistol on a team flight.

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