Category Archives: Philadelphia 76ers

Nailon, Lee

Charge: Domestic violence

Arrest Date: January 24, 2006

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 30

Details: Nailon’s third career arrest came after a long and violent confrontation in his home. Following an argument, Nailon threw a picture frame at his wife and elbowed her in the face.  Then, as his wife ran for the front door to scream for help her husband grabbed her around the neck and carried her to the bedroom, where he threw her on the bed. A few minutes later she called police.

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Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: July 27, 2002

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 35

Details: Coleman was pulled over at 3:30am for driving 100mph, and officers smelled an odor of alcohol.  Coleman refused to take a breathakyzer test and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.  Incredibly, this was Coleman’s seventh arrest since going pro, an all-time record that still stands to this day.

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Iverson, Allen

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: July 16, 2002

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 27

Details: After a fight with his wife, Iverson threw her out of his house.  The next day he barged into the apartment of several acquaintances brandishing a gun and asking where she was.  He allegedly threatened two men with the gun and was arrested for assault.

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Iverson, Allen

Charge: Marijuana possession and unlawful possession of a firearm

Arrest Date: August 4, 1997

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 22

Details: Iverson was a passenger in a car that was pulled over in Virginia for speeding.  Officers smelled marijuana in the car, and after a search they also discovered a 45 caliber pistol on the floor in front of Iverson’s seat.

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Barkley, Charles

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: December 23, 1991

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 28

Details: After leaving a bar in Milwaukee at 2:30 AM, a group of people followed Barkley, taunting him.  An argument ensued, and ended with Barkley punching one of the men in the face, breaking his nose and cutting his forehead.

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Charles Barkley – December 23, 1991

 

Bryant, Joe

Charge: Cocaine possession, resisting arrest, and driving without a license

Arrest Date: May 5, 1976

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 21

Details: Two years before the birth of his famous son Kobe, Joe Bryant was a 21 year-old rookie playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.  After police attempted to pull him over for having a busted taillight one evening, he fled, crashing into three parked cars.  Police searched his sports car and found several bags of cocaine, placing him under arrest.

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