Category Archives: 2000’s

Johnson, Dermarr

Charge: Resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer

Arrest Date: June 9, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: After being involved in a disturbance with two women outside of a nightclub, Johnson was uncooperative with officers, and was tasered and arrested.

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Sprewell, Latrell

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: February 27, 2003

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 32

Details: Sprewell was pulled over and arrested in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.  The license had been suspended after he failed to answer a summons for failing to signal.  He was taken into custody, paid a fine and was released.

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Potapenko, Vitaly

Charge: Disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: July 12, 2004

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 29

Details: Potapenko was denied entry to a Miami Beach club due to being inebriated and refused to leave the scene.  Officers responded and Potapenko became aggressive and allegedly used a racial slur and was placed under arrest.

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Woods, Qyntel

Charge: Animal cruelty

Arrest Date: January 21, 2005

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 23

Details: Investigators began looking into Woods following a 2014 television report that alleged his pet pit bull was abandoned and covered in serious bite wounds.  Four months later he plead guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse to avoid more serious charges of dog fighting, and was sentenced to probation and community service.  The Blazers waived Woods immediately following his plea.

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Randolph, Zach

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 5, 2009

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 27

Details: Following a loss to the neighboring Lakers, Zach Randolph apparently went out drinking.  He was pulled over weaving his Rolls Royce across an LA freeway.  This was Randolph’s third career arrest, though his first in over five years.

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Payton, Gary

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 28, 2004

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 36

Details: Three weeks after being unceremoniously traded from the Lakers to the Celtics, Payton was pulled over after being spotted backing down an onramp on a San Diego freeway.  Once pulled over he failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence.  This was Payton’s second arrest in as many years.

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Woods, Qyntel

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: March 29, 2003

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 22

Details: Taking place at the peak of the “Jailblazers” era, rookie Qyntel Woods’ arrest for marijuana possession was the sixth Portland arrest within the last year.  Woods was pulled over for speeding when officers found a small amount of marijuana in his car.

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Nocioni, Andres

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 5, 2009

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 29

Details: Hours after a home loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Nocioni was pulled over for driving erratically.  He failed sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.

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West, Delonte

Charge: Speeding and possession of a handgun

Arrest Date: September 17, 2009

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 26

Details: After being pulled over for speeding on his motorcycle in Maryland, officers discovered three firearms on West.  They found a 9mm pistol in his pocket, a 357 magnum handgun in his pantleg, and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back, all loaded.  It is illegal to carry concealed weapons and transport loaded guns in the state.

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Balkman, Renaldo

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 22, 2009

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 25

Details: Balkman was pulled over and arrested in Florida at 4am after refusing a breathalyzer test, and charged with driving under the influence.

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