Category Archives: B
Charge: Driving while intoxicated
Arrest Date: October 16, 2022
Franchise: Charlotte Hornets
Details: Bouknight was found unconscious in a Charlotte-area parking garage in the early morning hours, just days before the 2022-23 NBA season was set to begin. He appeared to be heavily intoxicated and armed with a handgun, and was arrested and charged with DWI. He was the third Hornet to be arrested in just the last five months.
Charge: Felony domestic violence
Arrest Date: June 29, 2022
Franchise: Charlotte Hornets
Details: Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with felony domestic violence. His wife later posted graphic images on Instagram detailing the abuse, which included “a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until I went to sleep and a severe concussion”.
Charge: Drug possession, receiving/concealing stolen property, and threats of violence
Arrest Date: September 26, 2020
Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves
Details: Officers were called to Beasley’s residence a day earlier on a reported weapons offense. The reporting individuals told officers they had stopped their car in front of the house, and Beasley “walked up to their vehicle, tapped on the vehicle window, pointed a gun at them and advised them to get off of the property.” Police subsequently found drugs as well as multiple guns including one that was reported stolen. Beasley eventually pled guilty to felony threats of violence and sentenced to 120 days in jail.
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: 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: 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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Arrest Date: February 1, 2017
Franchise: Sacramento Kings
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.
Charge: Operating a motor vehicle in a toll road when prohibited
Arrest Date: November 11, 2015
Franchise: Houston Rockets
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.
Charge: Bond violation
Arrest Date: December 8, 2011
Franchise: Golden State Warriors
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.
Charge: Driving under the influence
Arrest Date: February 19, 2014
Franchise: Chicago Bulls
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.