Category Archives: Breaking and Entering / Burglary

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.

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Strickland, Rod

Charge: Unlawful entry

Arrest Date: October 28, 2000

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 34

Details: Strickland was arrested after refusing to leave a restaurant that was being shut by fire marshals in Washington. Authorities said the number of people inside the club exceeded their occupancy permit. Once he refused to leave, Strickland was arrested. This was the fifth arrest during Strickland’s pro career.

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Robertson, Alvin

Charge: Burglary, vandalism, assault, and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: June 26, 1995

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 32

Simpson, Ralph

Charge: Assault, burglary, and criminal mischief

Arrest Date: July 30, 1980

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 30

King, Bernard

Charge: Breaking and entering

Arrest Date: July 10, 1977

Franchise: New Jersey Nets

Age 20

Details: Exactly a month after being drafted by the Nets, King celebrated broke into a University of Tennessee athletics building, a stealing a television.  This was the first of four arrests during his professional career, though he had also been arrested twice previously while in college for smoking marijuana, drunk driving, and driving without a license. He would also be arrested a mere 5 days after this for marijuana possession, prowling and resisting arrest.

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