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Williams, Terrence

Charge:  Assault

Arrest Date: May 19, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 26

Details: During a visitation exchange of their 10-year-old son in Washington, Williams pulled a gun on the child’s mother and made threats, prompting a call to police.  The arrest took place only two months after Williams signed a non-guaranteed contract with Boston in March.  Williams was subsequently waived in June, likely as a result of this arrest.

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Woods, Qyntel

Charge: Animal cruelty

Arrest Date: January 21, 2005

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 23

Details: Investigators began looking into Woods following a 2014 television report that alleged his pet pit bull was abandoned and covered in serious bite wounds.  Four months later he plead guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse to avoid more serious charges of dog fighting, and was sentenced to probation and community service.  The Blazers waived Woods immediately following his plea.

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Woods, Qyntel

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: March 29, 2003

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 22

Details: Taking place at the peak of the “Jailblazers” era, rookie Qyntel Woods’ arrest for marijuana possession was the sixth Portland arrest within the last year.  Woods was pulled over for speeding when officers found a small amount of marijuana in his car.

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Wallace, Ben

Charge: Driving under the influence, carrying a concealed weapon

Arrest Date: September 24, 2011

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 37

Details: Wallace was pulled over in Detroit at 3am after being spotted driving erratically.  He was found to have a .14 blood alcohol level and officers subsequently found an unloaded handgun in a backpack.

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Wright, Antoine

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 4, 2010

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 26

Details: Wright was pulled over and charged with DUI after his blood-alcohol level was found to be a 0.2, more than twice the legal limit in California.  He subsequently pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 3 years probation.

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Wright, Dorell

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: March 11, 2010

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 24

Details: Wright was pulled over in Miami at 3:30am after driving his Bentley erratically, and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.  This was his fourth driving citation since becoming a pro in 2004, though his first arrest.

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Williams, Shawne

Charge: Possession with intent to manufacture/distribute/sell

Arrest Date: January 15, 2010

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 23

Details: Williams’ second career arrest came after a police sting that netted him and 23 others.  He was charged with possession of codeine with intent to distribute.  Following this arrest he was waived by the New Jersey Nets, effectively ending his NBA career.  Three years later in 2013, the ex-pro he was again arrested with marijuana and codeine.

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West, Delonte

Charge: Speeding and possession of a handgun

Arrest Date: September 17, 2009

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 26

Details: After being pulled over for speeding on his motorcycle in Maryland, officers discovered three firearms on West.  They found a 9mm pistol in his pocket, a 357 magnum handgun in his pantleg, and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back, all loaded.  It is illegal to carry concealed weapons and transport loaded guns in the state.

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Williams, Sean

Charge: Disorderly conduct and criminal mischief

Arrest Date: March 16, 2009

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Sean Williams managed to get arrested twice within about a month in 2009.  This, the second time, involved an argument at a computer shop in a mall that ended when Williams picked up and smashed a $1,200 computer.

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Williams, Sean

Charge: Trespass

Arrest Date: February 15, 2009

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Williams was arrested after showing up a game at Boston College where the BC Eagles were playing Duke.  Apparently, Williams had a no-trespassing order against him, banning him from being on campus, likely stemming from his troubled time as a student athlete at BC before being dismissed from the school.  He was allegedly belligerent to arresting officers, berating them and writing obscenities instead of his name on documents he was to sign.  He would again be arrested in another bizarre case about a month later for smashing a computer during an argument at an electronics store.

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