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Smith, Leon

Charge: Criminal damage to a vehicle and violating an order of protection

Arrest Date: December 3, 1999

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 19

Details: A day after being arrested for assault, the young Dallas rookie went to the home of the accuser and smasher her mothers’ car windows, and was arrested a second time.  He ended up never playing a single game for the Dallas Mavericks, playing only 15 total games in his NBA career.

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Shumpert, Iman

Charge: Driving under the influence, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 10, 2016

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 26

Details: Two months after winning his first championship with the Cavaliers, Shumpert was pulled over in Atlanta after being observed weaving in and out of his lane.  He then failed field sobriety tests and was handcuffed and placed under arrest.  When deputies searched Shumpert’s car, they then found marijuana in a backpack in the trunk.

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Scott, Mike

Charge: Marijuana possession, schedule 1 drug possession

Arrest Date: July 30, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 27

Details: Scott was riding in a car with his brother when police attempted to pull them over for following too closely to other vehicles.  The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated to 98mph before eventually pulling over after a two mile pursuit.  Police found over an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of a MDMA.  Scott was arrested and charged with felony drug possession.

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Sefolosha, Thabo

Charge: Disoderly conduct and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: April 8, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 30

Details: Sefolosha was arrested along with teammate Pero Antic after interfering with officers outside the 1Oak nightclub in Manhattan.  This was following the stabbing of Indiana Pacer Chris Copeland moments earlier.  Sefolosha broke his leg in the incident causing him to miss the remainder of the season.  See below for video showing officers tackling and striking him with a nightstick.

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Speights, Marreese

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 5, 2014

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 27

Details: Speights was stopped in his Bentley at 3:30am after not yielding to traffic.  He was found to have a blood alcohol level of .10, and was arrested for driving under the influence.  He had been out that evening celebrating his 27th birthday.

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Sullinger, Jared

Charge: Assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and intimidation of a witness

Arrest Date: September 3, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 21

Details: Sullinger turned himself in several days after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend following an argument after she found evidence on his cell phone that he was cheating on her.  His girlfriend started packing her bags to leave when Sullinger pushed her onto a bed, pinned her, and tossed her onto the ground before smashing her cell phone.

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Sprewell, Latrell

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: February 27, 2003

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 32

Details: Sprewell was pulled over and arrested in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.  The license had been suspended after he failed to answer a summons for failing to signal.  He was taken into custody, paid a fine and was released.

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Smith, JR

Charge: Failure to appear in court

Arrest Date: May 24, 2012

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 26

Details: After being arrested in 2011 for driving a scooter without a license, Smith subsequently skipped his scheduled court appearance, causing a bench warrant to be issued for him. He was eventually arrested in Miami for failure to appear in court. This was his fourth arrest since going pro.

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Stevenson, DeShawn

Charge: Public intoxication

Arrest Date: June 14, 2011

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 30

Details: Stevenson’s third career arrest came during a celebration two days after his Dallas Mavericks won the NBA title.  He was found intoxicated in an apartment complex and was unable to tell officers who he was, and was arrested for public intoxication

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Smith, JR

Charge: Operating a scooter without a valid driver’s license

Arrest Date: May 28, 2011

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 25

Details: Smith was arrested in Miami Beach for operating a scooter without a license, his third career arrest.  A bench warrant was issued 3 months later after he skipped a court hearing on the matter, leading to his eventual fourth career arrest in 2012 for failure to appear in court.

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