Category Archives: 2008

Richardson, Jason

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: December 21, 2008

Franchise: Phoenix Sun

Age 28

Details: Richardson was pulled over after driving his Mercedes erratically outside of Phoenix and was found to have a blood alcohol level above the limit of .08.  This was his second of three career arrests.

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Alston, Rafer

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: August 7, 2008

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 32

Details: Alston was pulled over for driving erratically and without headlights.  Officers smelled alcohol and Alston admitted to drinking several drinks that evening.  Nevertheless, Alston was eventually acquitted in a jury trial.  See below for dashcam video of Alston’s arrest, the third of his career.

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Howard, Josh

Charge: Careless and reckless driving, speed competition

Arrest Date: July 31, 2008

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 28

Details: Howard was pulled over in his Lexus for going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.  He was drag racing against a Volkswagon at the time and was arrested for reckless driving and participating in a speed competition.

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Butler, Rasual

Charge: Concealed weapon

Arrest Date: June 23, 2008

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 29

Details: While in Miami, Butler was arrested after he pointed a loaded, unregistered handgun at a group of people following an altercation.

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Blatche, Andray

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: June 4, 2008

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 21

Details: Blatche was pulled over in Virginia for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone, and was found to have a suspended license from a previous driving infraction.  This was Blatche’s third arrest in a three year span.

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Wilcox, Chris

Charge: Concealed weapon

Arrest Date: May 31, 2008

Franchise: Seattle SuperSonics

Age 25

Details: Wilcox was a passenger in a car when he was pulled over, where officers discovered a concealed firearm.  This was the second career arrest for Wilcox, both gun-related.

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Johnson, DerMarr

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: May 31, 2008

Franchise: San Antonio Spurs

Age 28

Original news account: Johnson was pulled over for driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, and officers smelled alcohol on his breath.  He admitted to having “a few cups of wine.”  This was Johnson’s second career arrest.

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Noah, Joakim

Charge: Marijuana possession, open container of alcohol

Arrest Date: May 25, 2008

Franchise: Chicago Bulls

Age 23

Details: Noah was arrested in Gainesville, Florida after officers spotted him drinking alcohol in public. During a search, officers also found marijuana in his pocket.

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Jefferson, Richard

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 7, 2008

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 27

Details: Jefferson was arrested for an incident that occurred over three months earlier in Minneapolis, where he allegedly choked a man unconscious. Jefferson was inside a private area for the victim’s birthday and when asked to leave he choked him with both hands, saying “do you know who I am?”

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Anthony, Carmelo

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 14, 2008

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 23

Details: Following a Nuggets loss, Anthony was pulled over by police after being seen weaving through traffic.  He was arrested for DUI after failing a series of sobriety tests.  He was later sentenced to probation and community service.  This was Anthony’s second arrest and first in nearly four years.

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