Category Archives: Resisting Arrest
Charge: Escape and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: May 10, 2019
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
Details: Jackson was arrested at a Florida music festival after repeatedly trying to enter a restricted area and ignoring officers’ orders. He was told “multiple” times he couldn’t enter the VIP area without the proper pass but continued to try to enter anyway. An officer handcuffed Jackson and took him away from the crowd, but Jackson tried to run away after the officer sat him down on a golf cart.
Charge: Disoderly conduct and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: April 8, 2015
Franchise: Atlanta Hawks
Details: Sefolosha was arrested along with teammate Pero Antic after interfering with officers outside the 1Oak nightclub in Manhattan. This was following the stabbing of Indiana Pacer Chris Copeland moments earlier. Sefolosha broke his leg in the incident causing him to miss the remainder of the season. See below for video showing officers tackling and striking him with a nightstick.
Charge: Resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer
Arrest Date: June 9, 2007
Franchise: Denver Nuggets
Details: After being involved in a disturbance with two women outside of a nightclub, Johnson was uncooperative with officers, and was tasered and arrested.
Charge: Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: May 4, 2014
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
Details: Goodwin was arrested at an Arkansas skating rink after officers spotted him cursing and being aggressive toward another skater. After refusing to stop, officers moved in to arrest him at which point he tried to break free and flee.
Charge: Disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: July 12, 2004
Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder
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.
Charge: Battery, public drunkenness, and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: April 24, 2011
Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers
Details: While in the middle of a playoff series against the Pelicans, a drunken Caracter showed up at a New Orleans IHOP and grabbed and shoved a female cashier after being refused service. Police were called and he was arrested for battery, public drunkenness, and resisting arrest.
Charge: Resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, and driving suspiciously
Arrest Date: February 26, 2010
Franchise: Miami Heat
Details: On his way to practice one morning, Arroyo managed the unusual task of getting arrested for driving too slowly. After he was pulled over for ‘driving suspiciously,’ cops arrested him for resisting when he refused to cooperate.
Charge: Urinating in public and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: January 17, 2008
Franchise: Chicago Bulls
Details: While a rookie on assignment with the Bulls D-League affiliate in Idaho, Curry expressed his frustration by urinating in public and resisting arrest.
Charge: Assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: August 1, 2006
Franchise: Detroit Pistons
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.
Charge: Inciting a riot, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: July 3, 2000
Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans
Details: While in the New Orleans French Quarter, a group of men including Mason was seen in an argument over women in the street with another group. Officers attempted to separate the groups when Mason allegedly hit one of the officers and began rallying the crowd. He was then pepper sprayed and fled into the crowd before eventually being arrested a short time later.