Category Archives: 2018
Charge: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and stangulation
Arrest Date: September 13, 2018
Franchise: Boston Celtics
Details: Bird was arrested and accused of assaulting his girlfriend following an argument. She accused Bird of strangling her and throwing her against a wall. She said Bird would strangle her until she went “limp,” allow her to catch her breath and begin choking her again. She also said that Bird kicked her multiple times in the stomach and dragged her away from the door when she tried to leave before shutting her into a bathroom. She was able to escape only after Bird passed out with “seizure-like” symptoms.
Charge: Criminal mischief
Arrest Date: July 29, 2018
Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers
Details: Smith turned himself in to police to face charges that he broke the cellphone of a fan who tried to take video of him in the middle of the night outside a Manhattan pizzeria. The charge stems from a report by a man who said he recognized Smith walking by and tried to record him using Snapchat, police said. The man alleged Smith responded by snatching away his phone and heaving it across 10th Avenue into a construction zone, breaking the screen. This is Smith’s fifth career arrest, the most of any active player.
Charge: Driving under the influence
Arrest Date: May 26, 2018
Franchise: Atlanta Hawks
Details: Dorsey was pulled over by a police officer who saw him driving a Land Rover Discovery without its headlights or taillights on. The SUV stopped, then kept rolling forward before stopping again. Officers then saw an open container of alcohol on the floor of the passenger’s side of the SUV.
Charge: Careless driving and no proof of insurance
Arrest Date: February 18, 2018
Franchise: Charlotte Hornets
Details: The University of Arkansas Police Department cited Monk on charges of careless driving and no proof of insurance after the single-vehicle wreck. The Hornets rookie crashed into the gates outside of the University baseball stadium.
Charge: Reckless driving and speeding
Arrest Date: February 9, 2018
Franchise: Atlanta Hawks
Details: Bembry was pulled over after an officer saw his purple Dodge Charger apparently racing another vehicle on an interstate in northeast Atlanta. Officers visually estimated the pair were driving at speeds close to 150 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Charge: Delaying an investigation
Arrest Date: August 24, 2018
Franchise: Golden State Warriors
Details: Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation and charged with delaying an investigation, a misdemeanor. Officers say Young didn’t obey their orders, became upset and caused a delay. No further details were provided.
Charge: Marijuana possession
Arrest Date: August 19, 2018
Franchise: Brooklyn Nets
Details: Faried and two friends were pulled over at a DUI checkpoint early Sunday morning, at which point officers detected “a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.” Faried was charged with fourth-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor for those allegedly in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Charge: Obstructing an officer
Arrest Date: January 26, 2018
Franchise: Milwaukee Bucks
Details: Brown was tased and arrested after a confrontation with officers in a Walgreens parking lot over a parking violation. Body-cam footage was subsequently released showing Brown being cooperative and the officers’ using excessive force. Charges were subsequently dropped and Brown has plans to sue the Milwaukee Police Department.
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