Category Archives: New Orleans Pelicans

Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: August 9, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 32

Details: While eating in a Detroit Chinese restaurant with pals Thomas ‘Hit Man’ Hearns and Jalen Rose, Coleman apparently decided to stand up and urinate in front of dozens of shocked patrons.  He drove off in his Bentley convertible after being asked to leave.  Police were called and he was later arrested and pleaded ‘no contest’ to a disorderly conduct charge.  This was the second of what would be three arrests in 1999 for the NBA crime legend, of a total of a record seven arrests during his NBA career.

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Nailon, Lee

Charge: Evading arrest and possession of marijuana

Arrest Date: July 24, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 24

Details: Nailon and two other men, including NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson, were smoking marijuana in a Texas motel when officers knocked on the door after noticing the smell.  The three men then jumped out of a second story window before being apprehended in Nailon’s SUV.  This was the first of three career arrests for Nailon.

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Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Interfering with a police officer

Arrest Date: April 14, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Details: Coleman was arrested at a Detroit nightclub following an incident with police.  Apparently, after his friend was arrested for disorderly conduct, Coleman refused to leave the scene and continued to interfere with police until he was placed under arrest.  This was the third arrest during Coleman’s professional career, out of an all-time record seven career arrests.

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Age 31

Mason, Anthony

Charge: Driving without a license

Arrest Date: October 5, 1998

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 31

Mason, Anthony

Charge: Statutory Rape

Arrest Date: February 7, 1998

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 31

Details: Mason and a friend allegedly had sex with two girls, aged 14 and 15, in a limousine in Queens following a charity basketball game.  Mason eventually agreed to a plea deal to lesser charges.  This was the second of five career arrests.

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Mason, Anthony

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: July 24, 1996

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 29

Details: Mason was spotted early one morning in the Times Square area of New York City involved in a loud argument with a woman.  When police intervened to try to calm the situation, Mason attacked them, three of whom suffered minor injuries. This was one of at least four assault-related arrests for Mason during his NBA career.

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Reid, J.R.

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: April 14, 1990

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 22

Details: After being pulled over for driving 77 in a 65mph zone, Reid was arrested after it was discovered that he was driving on a suspended license.  Apparently, Reid had his license suspended after receiving a whopping seven traffic violations in the previous three years.

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