Category Archives: Miami Heat

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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Haslem, Udonis

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 15, 2010

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 30

Details: Haslem was pulled over for speeding in Miami during the offseason, at which point officers smelled marijuana in the car and placed him under arrest for simple possession.

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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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Arroyo, Carlos

Charge: Resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, and driving suspiciously

Arrest Date: February 26, 2010

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 30

Details: On his way to practice one morning, Arroyo managed the unusual task of getting arrested for driving too slowly.  After he was pulled over for ‘driving suspiciously,’ cops arrested him for resisting when he refused to cooperate.

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Posey, James

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 9, 2007

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 30

Details: The Miami Heat forward was arrested after officers found him stopped in his car in the middle of a Miami Beach road talking with other drivers and pedestrians.  Upon exiting the vehicle, he was noticeably drunk and was taken into custody.

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Hite, Robert

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: January 27, 2007

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 23

Details: Hite was arrested after being pulled over at 4am and failing a sobriety test, and was later suspended and cut by the Miami Heat. Charges were later dropped when blood alcohol tests showed him to be well within the legal limits.

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Burks, Antonio

Charge: Non-payment of speeding ticket

Arrest Date: October 25, 2006

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 26

Details: Burks was arrested after failing to respond to a speeding ticket he received three months earlier when he was pulled over for going 59 mph in a 30 mph zone. He failed to appear to a court date in September, and another in October, leading to an arrest warrant being issued.

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Buford, Rodney

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: May 6, 2000

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 22

Details: Buford’s third run-in with the law in a year started with him getting pulled over for tinted windows in Miami.  Officers then smelled marijuana and discovered the drug upon searching the vehicle.  Buford’s NBA career was short lived, and he later was repeatedly suspended in European leagues for failing drug tests.

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Buford, Rodney

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: November 5, 1999

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 22

Hardaway, Tim

Charge: Threatening a police officer

Arrest Date: June 20, 1997

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 30

Details: Hardaway was pulled over after being spotted driving his blue Ferrari at 110mph early one morning.  When stopped, Hardaway berated the officer, threatening to “take him down.” He also mentioned that he had “friends in high places who can make it very unpleasant for you.”  Additionally, he uttered obscenities and homophobic slurs toward the officer.

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