Category Archives: Disorderly Conduct

Davis, Dale

Charge: Assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: August 1, 2006

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 37

Details: Police were called to a Miami Beach hotel after Davis refused to leave the premises after repeated requests.  Upon arriving, Davis went outside with officers where he threatened to assault them if they would remove their guns and badges.  Davis then balled his fists and began walking toward officers in an aggressive manner, and was warned that he would be hit with a Taser gun if he continued. He didn’t stop, and an officer used the stun gun to hit Davis in the chest and he fell to the ground. He was taken into custody and charged with assault, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.

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Storey, Awvee

Charge: Disobeying police

Arrest Date: May 27, 2006

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 29

Details: While in Miami for Urban Beach Week, Storey and Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas attracted the attention of police after Storey was spotted walking in the middle of a busy street.  When Storey refused to get out of the street, officers began to arrest him for disobeying police. At this point, Arenas showed up and tried to intervene, and was arrested for the same charge.

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Arenas, Gilbert

Charge: Disobeying police

Arrest Date: May 27, 2006

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 24

Details: While in Miami for Urban Beach Week, Arenas and Wizards teammate Awvee Storey attracted the attention of police after Storey was spotted walking in the middle of a busy street.  When Storey refused to get out of the street, officers began to arrest him for disobeying police. At this point, Arenas showed up and tried to intervene, and was arrested for the same charge. As Arenas was arrested, according to the police report, he said: “You can’t arrest me. I’m a basketball player. I play for the Washington Wizards and I’m not going to leave my teammate.”

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Olowokandi, Michael

Charge: Disorderly conduct and trespass

Arrest Date: November 25, 2004

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 29

Details: Olowokandi was partying at Tiki Bob’s at 3am in Indianapolis when he was asked to leave.  He refused and was shocked twice with a stun gun and taken into custody by responding officers.

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Polynice, Olden

Charge: Impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: December 8, 2000

Franchise:  Utah Jazz

Age 36

Details: For the second time in less than two months, Polynice was arrested in Utah for flashing his honorary LAPD police badge at a fellow motorist and pretending to be an officer.  This arrest stemmed from an incident in September, when Polynice forced the other driver to stop after getting flipped off, and told the motorist that he was “with the California Sheriff’s Office and I can have you arrested.”

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Polynice, Olden

Charge: Impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: October 28, 2000

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Age 35

Details: After being cut off in traffic in Salt Lake, Polynice followed the motorists to their home and confronted them, flashing an honorary police badge he had received from the city of Los Angeles.  The motorist took down his license plate number and he was arrested later that day.  Less than two months later he would be arrested again for the same offense from an incident that occurred in September.

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Potapenko, Vitaly

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: September 19, 1999

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

Details: Potapenko was arrested following an altercation with his girlfriend at Logan International Airport.  Employees called police after the two were seen arguing in the airport parking lot, and Potapenko was arrested after he refused to leave the scene.

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Coleman, Derrick

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: August 9, 1999

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 32

Details: While eating in a Detroit Chinese restaurant with pals Thomas ‘Hit Man’ Hearns and Jalen Rose, Coleman apparently decided to stand up and urinate in front of dozens of shocked patrons.  He drove off in his Bentley convertible after being asked to leave.  Police were called and he was later arrested and pleaded ‘no contest’ to a disorderly conduct charge.  This was the second of what would be three arrests in 1999 for the NBA crime legend, of a total of a record seven arrests during his NBA career.

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Robinson, Glenn

Charge: Disorderly intoxication

Arrest Date: June 28, 1999

Franchise: Milwaukee Bucks

Age 26

Details: Robinson was arrested following an incident outside of Club Chaos, a Miami nightclub.  He became upset after being denied admission because of what he was wearing, shouting at doormen until police arrived.  Officers were unable to calm him down, and appeared drunk and ‘on the verge of physical violence.’

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Strickland, Rod

Charge: Driving under the influence and disorderly conduct

Arrest Date: September 2, 1997

Franchise: Washington Wizards

Age 31

Details: Police said Strickland was stopped early Wednesday after making an illegal left turn in downtown Washington and became a “little disorderly.” He is also charged with failing to show his driver’s license. Strickland refused a sobriety test. This was the third of six arrests during Strickland’s pro career, and the first of three arrests for driving under the influence.

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