Category Archives: J

Jackson, Josh

Charge: Escape and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: May 10, 2019

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 22

Details: Jackson was arrested at a Florida music festival after repeatedly trying to enter a restricted area and ignoring officers’ orders.  He was told “multiple” times he couldn’t enter the VIP area without the proper pass but continued to try to enter anyway. An officer handcuffed Jackson and took him away from the crowd, but Jackson tried to run away after the officer sat him down on a golf cart.

Original news account

Johnson, Dermarr

Charge: Resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer

Arrest Date: June 9, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: After being involved in a disturbance with two women outside of a nightclub, Johnson was uncooperative with officers, and was tasered and arrested.

Original news account

Johnson, James

Charge:  Domestic assault

Arrest Date: June 7, 2014

Franchise: Memphis Grizzlies

Age 27

Details: After returning home from an evening with his wife, Johnson and his wife got in an argument, at which point he slapped her with an open hand and choked her.  He was subsequently arrested for domestic assault.

Original news account



Jones, Terrence

Charge:  Harassment

Arrest Date: July 31, 2013

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 21

Details: After leaving a Portland nightclub, Rockets forward Terrence Jones allegedly yelled ‘wake up!’ to a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk, and then stomped violently on his leg.  Unfortunately for him, a police sergeant was nearby and witnessed the unprovoked attack.

Original news account


Terrence Jones arrested

Jack, Jarrett

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 20, 2011

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 27

Details: After being pulled over for weaving and driving 66 mph in a 45 zone, Jack failed a breathalyzer and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Original news account


Jack Jarret 02.20.11

Jefferson, Al

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: February 28, 2010

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 25

Details: After being pulled over for speeding and changing lanes without a signal, Jefferson failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Original news account


Jefferson Al 02.28.10

Johnson, DerMarr

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: May 31, 2008

Franchise: San Antonio Spurs

Age 28

Original news account: Johnson was pulled over for driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, and officers smelled alcohol on his breath.  He admitted to having “a few cups of wine.”  This was Johnson’s second career arrest.

Original news account

Jefferson, Richard

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: May 7, 2008

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 27

Details: Jefferson was arrested for an incident that occurred over three months earlier in Minneapolis, where he allegedly choked a man unconscious. Jefferson was inside a private area for the victim’s birthday and when asked to leave he choked him with both hands, saying “do you know who I am?”

Original news account

Jackson, Stephen

Charge: Criminal recklessness, battery, and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: October 11, 2006

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 28

Details: While at an Indianapolis strip club, Jackson and several Pacer teammates got into an altercation with another patron.  The fight spilled into the street, where Jackson was intentionally hit by a car.  Jackson then drew a handgun and fired five shots into the air.  Police arrived and arrested Jackson for several charges, including criminal recklessness.

Original news account

Johnson, Anthony

Charge: Assault and battery

Arrest Date: November 19, 2004

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 30

Details: Johnson was one of the participants of the infamous ‘Malice at the Palace’ brawl in Detroit.  Johnson 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 Johnson being suspended for 5 games. See below for video of the famous brawl.

Original news account