Category Archives: 2010

Jefferson, Al

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: February 28, 2010

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 25

Details: After being pulled over for speeding and changing lanes without a signal, Jefferson failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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Arroyo, Carlos

Charge: Resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, and driving suspiciously

Arrest Date: February 26, 2010

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 30

Details: On his way to practice one morning, Arroyo managed the unusual task of getting arrested for driving too slowly.  After he was pulled over for ‘driving suspiciously,’ cops arrested him for resisting when he refused to cooperate.

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Crittenton, Javaris

Charge: Unlawful possession of a firearm, attempting to carry a pistol without a license

Arrest Date: January 26, 2010

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 22

Details: Crittenton was the other player involved in the famous Gilbert Arenas gun fiasco in 2010.  The two of them brought unloaded pistols into the Wizards locker room and brandished them during a confrontation over gambling debts on Christmas Eve 2009.  He eventually was arrested and plead guilty to unlawful and unlicensed gun possession and received probation.  He was also suspended for the remainder of the 2009-2010 NBA season, and never played in the NBA again. Two years later, in 2011, he was arrested for murder for allegedly gunning down a man he mistakenly thought had robbed him.  Then while out on bond in 2014, he was again arrested and charged with selling hundreds of pounds of cocaine and marijuana.

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Williams, Shawne

Charge: Possession with intent to manufacture/distribute/sell

Arrest Date: January 15, 2010

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 23

Details: Williams’ second career arrest came after a police sting that netted him and 23 others.  He was charged with possession of codeine with intent to distribute.  Following this arrest he was waived by the New Jersey Nets, effectively ending his NBA career.  Three years later in 2013, the ex-pro he was again arrested with marijuana and codeine.

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Arenas, Gilbert

Charge: Carrying an unlicensed pistol

Arrest Date: January 14, 2010

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 28

Details: Arenas was famously arrested after it was disclosed that he brought an unloaded pistol into the Wizards locker room and brandished it during a confrontation over gambling debts with teammate Javaris Crittenton on Christmas Eve 2009.  He eventually was arrested and charged with carrying an unlicensed pistol and was suspended for the remainder of the 2009-2010 NBA season. The arrest and suspension derailed his career and he was out of the league two years later.  This was his third career arrest.

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