Category Archives: P

Hardaway, Anfernee

Charge: Intimidation

Arrest Date: December 14, 2002

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 31

Details: Following an argument between Hardaway and his girlfriend, she left the house to go sleep in a vehicle outside. Hardaway then allegedly came outside and yelled at her while carrying a gun at his side, putting her in fear for her life.  Charges were ultimately dropped.

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Patterson, Ruben

Charge: Domestic assault

Arrest Date: November 25, 2002

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 27

Details: Patterson allegedly assaulted his wife Shannon inside of his Oregon home.  She called 911 and officers found evidence of ‘minor assault’ injuries and placed Patterson under arrest.  This was his third violent-crime arrest in less than three years, including the attempted rape of his nanny the previous year.

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Porter, Chris

Charge: Marijuana and cocaine possession

Arrest Date: August 24, 2001

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 23

Details: Porter was pulled over in Alabama for speeding when officers discovered two small bags in the car, one containing cocaine and one containing marijuana.

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Polynice, Olden

Charge: Assault and disturbing the peace

Arrest Date: July 23, 2001

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 36

Details: For the third time in less than a year, Polynice was arrested in Utah.  Unlike the prior two arrests, this one was not for impersonating an officer.  While golfing, Polynice was accidentally hit in the arm with a golf ball by another golfer.  He then apparently attacked the golfer, punching him in the face and spitting on him.  This was the fifth arrest of Polynice’s pro career, and third for assault.

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Patterson, Ruben

Charge: Attempted rape

Arrest Date: May 8, 2001

Franchise: Seattle SuperSonics

Age 25

Details: Patterson was arrested after allegedly attempting to rape the family’s 24 year old nanny inside of his Washington home.  He eventually agreed to a plea deal that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence and him registering as a sex offender.  This was Patterson’s second of three career arrests, all over a three-year span.

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Polynice, Olden

Charge: Impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: December 8, 2000

Franchise:  Utah Jazz

Age 36

Details: For the second time in less than two months, Polynice was arrested in Utah for flashing his honorary LAPD police badge at a fellow motorist and pretending to be an officer.  This arrest stemmed from an incident in September, when Polynice forced the other driver to stop after getting flipped off, and told the motorist that he was “with the California Sheriff’s Office and I can have you arrested.”

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Polynice, Olden

Charge: Impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: October 28, 2000

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 35

Details: After being cut off in traffic in Salt Lake, Polynice followed the motorists to their home and confronted them, flashing an honorary police badge he had received from the city of Los Angeles.  The motorist took down his license plate number and he was arrested later that day.  Less than two months later he would be arrested again for the same offense from an incident that occurred in September.

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Patterson, Ruben

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: June 11, 2000

Franchise: Seattle SuperSonics

Age 24

Potapenko, Vitaly

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: September 19, 1999

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

Details: Potapenko was arrested following an altercation with his girlfriend at Logan International Airport.  Employees called police after the two were seen arguing in the airport parking lot, and Potapenko was arrested after he refused to leave the scene.

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Pippen, Scottie

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 22, 1999

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 33

Details: Pippen was pulled over at about 1:30am after running a red light.  After suspecting him of being intoxicated, police administered a field sobriety test which Pippen failed.  He refused a breathalyzer test and was arrested for driving under the influence, his third career arrest.

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