Category Archives: B

Bell, Charlie

Charge: Driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failing to stop

Arrest Date: October 21, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 32

Details: Bell’s second DUI of 2011 came after he was pulled over for failing to stop and driving with a suspended license.  He subsequently was jailed a third time two months later when he showed up drunk to his court hearing.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge: Marijuana possession and speeding

Arrest Date: June 26, 2011

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 22

Details: Beasley’s first career arrest came during the 2011 NBA lockout, after he was pulled over for going 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police found about half an ounce of marijuana in his car and arrested him for speeding and marijuana possession.

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Bell, Charlie

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 4, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 31

Details: Bell was arrested early in the morning in Oakland and was charged with driving under the influence.  This was the start of a busy year for Bell in which he was arrested three times.

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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Domestic violence

Arrest Date: September 8, 2010

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 30

Details: Officers came to Barnes’ house after a 911 call was placed from the residence.  Upon arriving, they found both Barnes and a female companion with visible injuries.  It was determined that Barnes was the aggressor and he was arrested for domestic violence.  This was his first of two career arrests to date.

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Balkman, Renaldo

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 22, 2009

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 25

Details: Balkman was pulled over and arrested in Florida at 4am after refusing a breathalyzer test, and charged with driving under the influence.

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Butler, Rasual

Charge: Concealed weapon

Arrest Date: June 23, 2008

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 29

Details: While in Miami, Butler was arrested after he pointed a loaded, unregistered handgun at a group of people following an altercation.

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Blatche, Andray

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: June 4, 2008

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 21

Details: Blatche was pulled over in Virginia for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone, and was found to have a suspended license from a previous driving infraction.  This was Blatche’s third arrest in a three year span.

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Brown, Kwame

Charge: Disorderly conduct and interfering with a police investigation

Arrest Date: September 29, 2007

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 25

Details: After police pulled over Brown’s cousin for drunkenly driving the wrong way down a one-way street, Brown approached officers and interfered with their arrest.  He became disruptive and was himself arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with an investigation.  This was Brown’s third arrest since becoming a pro.

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Blatche, Andray

Charge: Solicitation of prostitution

Arrest Date: August 2, 2007

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 20

Details: Frequent arrestee Andray Blatche was arrested in Washington D.C. after attempting to solicit sex from a female undercover police officer.  This was the second of three arrests to date during Blatche’s pro career.

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Burks, Antonio

Charge: Non-payment of speeding ticket

Arrest Date: October 25, 2006

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 26

Details: Burks was arrested after failing to respond to a speeding ticket he received three months earlier when he was pulled over for going 59 mph in a 30 mph zone. He failed to appear to a court date in September, and another in October, leading to an arrest warrant being issued.

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