Category Archives: 1960’s

Hairston, Harold

Charge: Refusal to Sign Speeding Citation

Arrest Date: September 3, 1968

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 26

Harding, Reggie

Charge: Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation

Arrest Date: September 8, 1965

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 23

Harding, Reggie

Charge: Assault and Battery

Arrest Date: September 6, 1965

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 23

Details: After several run-ins with the law before going pro, Harding was arrested for assault and battery while playing for the Pistons after being involved in a fight.  He was also arrested for loitering two days later and eventually was shot and killed in Detroit in 1972 following an argument on a street corner, at the age of 30.

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