Category Archives: Drugs – Cocaine

Bryant, Joe

Charge: Cocaine possession, resisting arrest, and driving without a license

Arrest Date: May 5, 1976

Franchise: Philadelphia 76ers

Age 21

Details: Two years before the birth of his famous son Kobe, Joe Bryant was a 21 year-old rookie playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.  After police attempted to pull him over for having a busted taillight one evening, he fled, crashing into three parked cars.  Police searched his sports car and found several bags of cocaine, placing him under arrest.

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Garrett, Dick

Charge: Loitering for the purpose of obtaining drugs

Arrest Date: December 10, 1972

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 25

Details: Garrett, along with teammate Harold Fox of the then Buffalo Braves were arrested after being seen loitering with four other men, two of whom possessed marijuana.

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Howard, Greg

Charge: Cocaine Possession

Arrest Date: June 20, 1972

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 24