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Antic, Pero

Charge: Disorderly conduct and harrassment

Arrest Date: April 8, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 32

Details: Antic was arrested along with teammate Thabo Sefolosha after interfering with officers outside the 1Oak nightclub in Manhattan.  This was following the stabbing of Indiana Pacer Chris Copeland moments earlier.

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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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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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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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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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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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Artest, Ron

Charge: Domestic violence

Arrest Date: March 5, 2007

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 27

Details: The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest secured his second career arrest after cops were called to his California home and hauled him away on domestic violence charges.  This arrest follows his infamous 2004 ‘Malice at the Palace’ brawl which saw him charged with assault and battery.

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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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Artest, Ron

Charge: Assault and battery

Arrest Date: November 19, 2004

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 25

Details: Artest was the main participant of the infamous ‘Malice at the Palace’ brawl in Detroit.  Artest was arrested for assault and battery along with four other Indiana Pacers players for attacking Pistons fans in the arena.  Nine players were suspended for varying lengths, with Artest being suspended the longest, for the remainder of the season (73 regular season games and 13 playoff games). See below for video of the famous brawl.

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