Category Archives: O

Oden, Greg

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: August 7, 2014

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 26

Details: The oft-injured center was arrested at 3:30 am after allegedly punching an ex-girlfriend in the face.  When police arrived they found his 24 year-old ex on the sofa with her face swollen and bloodied.

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Odom, Lamar

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 30, 2013

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 33

Details: Just a few days after news reports surfaced claiming that Odom was hooked on crack cocaine, he was pulled over after driving erratically at 4am in California. He refused all chemical tests but showed signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.

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Olowokandi, Michael

Charge: Disorderly conduct and trespass

Arrest Date: November 25, 2004

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 29

Details: Olowokandi was partying at Tiki Bob’s at 3am in Indianapolis when he was asked to leave.  He refused and was shocked twice with a stun gun and taken into custody by responding officers.

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O’Neal, Jermaine

Charge: Assault and battery

Arrest Date: November 19, 2004

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 26

Details: O’Neal was one of the participants of the infamous ‘Malice at the Palace’ brawl in Detroit.  O’Neal 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 O’Neal being suspended for 15 games. See below for video of the famous brawl.

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Olowokandi, Michael

Charge: Cohabitant abuse, robbery, and false imprisonment

Arrest Date: December 1, 2001

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 26

Details: Olowokandi returned to his Manhattan Beach home with his brother and girlfriend, where he encountered an ex-girlfriend and an argument ensued.  He had a skirmish with the woman and she suffered bumps and scratches.  He also allegedly took her watch and earrings and held her for a short period of time before letting her leave.

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Oakley, Charles

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: June 30, 1998

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 34

O’Neal, Jermaine

Charge: Resisting arrest, disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: June 14, 1997

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 18

Details: Despite being in the NBA, the direct from high-school star was still acting like an ordinary teenager.  He was handing out pamphlets at the mall against mall policy when things escalated, and he eventually was arrested for ‘mouthing off’ to the cops.  He appears to have learned his lesson (for a while) – he wasn’t arrested again for over seven years. He still holds the record for the youngest NBA player ever arrested, and with direct from high school players no longer allowed, his record may stand forever.

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Oakley, Charles

Charge: Assault and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: August 26, 1991

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 27

Olajuwon, Hakeem

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: April 29, 1986

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 23

Details: Olajuwon was arrested for assault after a 7-11 clerk in Houston accused him of punching him in the face following an altercation at the convenience store.

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