Category Archives: B

Bird, Jabari

Charge: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and stangulation

Arrest Date: September 13, 2018

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

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.

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Bembry, DeAndre

Charge: Reckless driving and speeding

Arrest Date: February 9, 2018

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 23

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.

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Brown, Sterling

Charge: Obstructing an officer

Arrest Date: January 26, 2018

Franchise: Milwaukee Bucks

Age 22

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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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: February 1, 2017

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 36

Details: Barnes’ third career arrest came following a barroom brawl in December of 2016.  While at Avenue nightclub in Manhattan with teammate DeMarcus Cousins, Barnes allegedly choked a woman and then punched her boyfriend when he came to her aid.

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Beverley, Patrick

Charge: Operating a motor vehicle in a toll road when prohibited

Arrest Date: November 11, 2015

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 27

Details: Beverley was arrested on an open warrant after police stopped him in his Rolls-Royce.  The warrant was issue following repeated missed court dates related to E-Z pass violations.  Beverley was taken into custody and released after paying a small fine.

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Bell, Charlie

Charge: Bond violation

Arrest Date: December 8, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 32

Details: Bell’s third arrest of 2011 came when he showed up drunk to the court hearing of his previous arrest, an October 2011 DUI.  He was also arrested for DUI in February of that year, and his wife was arrested in May for allegedly stabbing Bell with a box cutter.

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Brewer, Ronnie

Charge:  Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 19, 2014

Franchise: Chicago Bulls

Age 28

Details: Brewer was pulled over in Beverly Hills for erratic driving and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after he was found to have a blood alcohol level of .15.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge:  Driving with a suspended license and driving with excessive speed

Arrest Date: January 25, 2013

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 24

Details: Beasley was pulled over after officers noticed him driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone, with no license plate on his vehicle.  He was found to have a suspended license and was handcuffed and placed under arrest.  After officers discovered he was too tall to fit in the back seat of their patrol car, they decided to cite and release him at the scene.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge:  Marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia

Arrest Date: August 6, 2013

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for a traffic violation in Phoenix, officers smelled marijuana and after searching the car they discovered three marijuana cigarettes.  This was his third arrest since becoming pro and second of 2013.

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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Driving on a suspended license, threatening a police officer

Arrest Date: July 30, 2012

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 31

Details: Barnes’ second career arrest started innocuously enough when he was arrested for an outstanding traffic citation, but quickly escalated to a felony when he threatened a police officer.  His demonic smile makes for one of the better mugshots – much better than his low-key mugshot following a domestic violence arrest in 2010.

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