Category Archives: V

Valanciunas, Jonas

Charge:  Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 7, 2014

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 21

Details: While going through a drive-thru at 2:30am, open beer bottles were spotted in Valanciunas’ car.  Police were called and tracked the vehicle to his home, where he was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Villanueva, Charlie

Charge: Domestic assault

Arrest Date: May 19, 2010

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 25

Details: Villanueva was arrested in Ontario, Canada on charges of domestic assault.  No details on the alleged crime or the victim involved were provided.  This was Villanueva’s first career arrest.

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Van Lier, Norm

Charge: Inciting a riot, assaulting and obstructing a police officer, and surety of the peace

Arrest Date: August 1, 1972

Franchise: Chicago Bulls

Age 25

Details: Van Lier, upset after hearing that a local police officer had accused him of selling drugs, stormed into the police station and demanded to speak to the officer.  Their discussion became heated, and Van Lier punched the officer in the face and fled.  He later returned to the station with ten others and a brawl broke out, resulting in his arrest.

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