Category Archives: 2000’s

Kinsey, Tarence

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: June 24, 2009

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 25

Details: Kinsey was pulled over early in the morning in Tampa after being spotted weaving and speeding in his Bentley.  He was arrested for DUI after failing sobriety tests and refusing a breathalyzer.

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Miles, Darius

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: May 13, 2009

Franchise: Memphis Grizzlies

Age 27

Details: After being pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, Miles was found to have a small amount of marijuana, and was arrested for possession.  He was also driving with a suspended license

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Williams, Sean

Charge: Disorderly conduct and criminal mischief

Arrest Date: March 16, 2009

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Sean Williams managed to get arrested twice within about a month in 2009.  This, the second time, involved an argument at a computer shop in a mall that ended when Williams picked up and smashed a $1,200 computer.

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Pruitt, Gabe

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 26, 2009

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 22

Details: A few hours after losing to the Clippers in Los Angeles, Pruitt was pulled over in Hollywood in his Mercedes at 3am, and was charged with driving under the influence.

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Williams, Sean

Charge: Trespass

Arrest Date: February 15, 2009

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 22

Details: Williams was arrested after showing up a game at Boston College where the BC Eagles were playing Duke.  Apparently, Williams had a no-trespassing order against him, banning him from being on campus, likely stemming from his troubled time as a student athlete at BC before being dismissed from the school.  He was allegedly belligerent to arresting officers, berating them and writing obscenities instead of his name on documents he was to sign.  He would again be arrested in another bizarre case about a month later for smashing a computer during an argument at an electronics store.

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Richardson, Jason

Charge: Endangerment, reckless driving, excessive speed, failure to use child seat

Arrest Date: February 15, 2009

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 28

Details: Richardson was pulled over after being spotted going an astounding 90 mph in a 35 mph zone. After being stopped officers saw his 3 year old son with him in the backseat, without a carseat.  In addition to being charged with reckless driving, he was arrested for child endangerment.  This was his third career arrest and second in three months.

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Richardson, Jason

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: December 21, 2008

Franchise: Phoenix Sun

Age 28

Details: Richardson was pulled over after driving his Mercedes erratically outside of Phoenix and was found to have a blood alcohol level above the limit of .08.  This was his second of three career arrests.

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Alston, Rafer

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: August 7, 2008

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 32

Details: Alston was pulled over for driving erratically and without headlights.  Officers smelled alcohol and Alston admitted to drinking several drinks that evening.  Nevertheless, Alston was eventually acquitted in a jury trial.  See below for dashcam video of Alston’s arrest, the third of his career.

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Howard, Josh

Charge: Careless and reckless driving, speed competition

Arrest Date: July 31, 2008

Franchise: Dallas Mavericks

Age 28

Details: Howard was pulled over in his Lexus for going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.  He was drag racing against a Volkswagon at the time and was arrested for reckless driving and participating in a speed competition.

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Butler, Rasual

Charge: Concealed weapon

Arrest Date: June 23, 2008

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 29

Details: While in Miami, Butler was arrested after he pointed a loaded, unregistered handgun at a group of people following an altercation.

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