Category Archives: E

Ebanks, Devin

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 9, 2012

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 23

Details: Ebanks was pulled over in the early morning hours in Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving, after celebrating a birthday party at the Roxbury night club.

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Evans, Tyreke

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: May 31, 2010

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 20

Details: Evans was spotted by a police helicopter driving his Mercedes at speeds of up to 120 to 130 mph.  He was pulled over and arrested at gunpoint for reckless driving.  See below for video of the pursuit and arrest.

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Ellis, Dale

Charge: Driving while intoxicated and reckless driving

Arrest Date: January 12, 1990

Franchise: Seattle Supersonics

Age 29

Details: While driving up a highway on-ramp at 2am, Ellis veered sharply into a collapsible barrier and across into the express lanes before crashing.  Ellis was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and three broken ribs, and arrested for driving while intoxicated.  This was his third arrest in the previous 3 years.

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Ellis, Dale

Charge: Domestic assault and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: January 8, 1989

Franchise: Seattle Supersonics

Age 28

Details: Ellis was arrested at his home after police received a call from his wife accusing him of assault.

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Ellis, Dale

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 3, 1987

Franchise: Seattle Supersonics

Age 26

Details: Ellis and Sonics teammate Kevin Williams were arrested outside of a Houston nightclub after an incident with nightclub employees.  Two off-duty police officers working security spotted Williams punch an employee, and while handcuffing him Ellis grabbed one of the officers.

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Edwards, James

Charge: Cocaine trafficking

Arrest Date: April 16, 1987

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 31

Details: Edwards, along with Suns teammates Grant Gondrezick and Jay Humphries, were indicted by a grand-jury in a wide-ranging criminal case involving felony cocaine purchases from a local-area business.  As many as five other former Suns teammates were involved.

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