Category Archives: 1990’s

Smith, Leon

Charge: Criminal damage to a vehicle and violating an order of protection

Arrest Date: December 3, 1999

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 19

Details: A day after being arrested for assault, the young Dallas rookie went to the home of the accuser and smasher her mothers’ car windows, and was arrested a second time.  He ended up never playing a single game for the Dallas Mavericks, playing only 15 total games in his NBA career.

Original news account

 

Robertson, Alvin

Charge: Assault, criminal trespass

Arrest Date: July 13, 1996

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 33

Details: Serial offender Robertson was arrested after a woman told police that he broke into her apartment and choked and bit her on the face.  This was Robertson’s fourth career arrest, and the first of three over a six week span that summer.  In total, he was arrested an astounding 5 times over a 14-month period from 1995 to 1996.

Original news account

Campbell, Elden

Charge: Reckless driving

Arrest Date: December 31, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 31

Wallace, John

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: December 27, 1999

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 25

Details: While driving through a police checkpoint in midtown Manhattan early one morning, Wallace was arrested for driving with a suspended license.  His license had been suspended due to failure to pay a previous summons.

Original news account

Recasner, Eldridge

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: December 24, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 32

Rodman, Dennis

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: December 23, 1999

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 38

Details: While driving his Bentley, Rodman was pulled over after security in the area had reported he was intoxicated as he was leaving a local restaurant and bar. Rodman flunked a field-sobriety test and was placed under arrest.  This was his third arrest in a four month span in 1999.

Original news account

Mugshot

 

Smith, Leon

Charge: Aggravated assault

Arrest Date: December 2, 1999

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 19

Details: The young Dallas rookie was arrested after a complaint was filed by a local 16-year old girl alleging that he threatened to harm her, and that he brandished a gun and threatened to shoot the girl’s brother if she told him about the encounter.  Smith would end up being arrested again a day later and never played a single game for the Dallas Mavericks.

Original news account

Rodman, Dennis

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: November 5, 1999

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 38

Details: Rodman and his estranged wife Carmen Electra were arrested at an upscale Miami Beach hotel after the two were involved in a physical altercation. Police were called to investigate reports of a loud disturbance, and when they arrived they found Electra with a cut on her lip and Rodman with scratches on his arm and a torn shirt.

Original news account

Mugshot

Buford, Rodney

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: November 5, 1999

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 22

Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: October 27, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 32

Details: Coleman was arrested driving while under the influence after the car he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer. Hornets backup guard Eldridge Recasner  was a passenger in Coleman’s vehicle and was injured.  This was one of three arrests for Coleman in 1999 alone, and one of an astounding seven career arrests.

Original news account