Morris, Markieff

Charge: Aggravated Assault

Arrest Date: April 21, 2015

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 25

Details: Markieff Morris, along with his twin brother and teammate Marcus, were indicted following an incident in January where the two allegedly assaulted an acquaintance following a high school basketball tournament.  The twins were angry with the man for texts he sent to their mother that they interpreted as flirtatious.  The man suffered a broken nose as well as cuts and bruises.

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Sefolosha, Thabo

Charge: Disoderly conduct and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: April 8, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 30

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.

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Antic, Pero

Charge: Disorderly conduct and harrassment

Arrest Date: April 8, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 32

Details: Antic was arrested along with teammate Thabo Sefolosha after interfering with officers outside the 1Oak nightclub in Manhattan.  This was following the stabbing of Indiana Pacer Chris Copeland moments earlier.

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Johnson, Dermarr

Charge: Resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer

Arrest Date: June 9, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: After being involved in a disturbance with two women outside of a nightclub, Johnson was uncooperative with officers, and was tasered and arrested.

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Lawson, Ty

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: January 23, 2015

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: Lawson was arrested after being pulled over at 1am for driving 61mph in a 35mph zone. Officers found him slurring his speech and smelling of alcohol and arrested him for driving under the influence.  This was Lawson’s third arrest in two years.  He was also arrested for driving under the influence in 2008 while a student at the University of North Carolina.

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Griffin, Blake

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: November 12, 2014

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 25

Details: Griffin was arrested following an October 19th incident at a Las Vegas nightclub where he grabbed a cameraman’s hand and slapped him in the face after being upset from the camera’s flash in his face. Teammates Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were also at the nightclub but were not involved in the incident. This was Griffin’s first career arrest.

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Taylor, Jeffery

Charge: Domestic assault, destruction of property

Arrest Date: September 25, 2014

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 25

Details: The third year swingman from Sweden was arrested at a Michigan-area Marriott and charged with domestic assault and destruction of property. No other details were available.

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Oden, Greg

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: August 7, 2014

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 26

Details: The oft-injured center was arrested at 3:30 am after allegedly punching an ex-girlfriend in the face.  When police arrived they found his 24 year-old ex on the sofa with her face swollen and bloodied.

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Speights, Marreese

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 5, 2014

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 27

Details: Speights was stopped in his Bentley at 3:30am after not yielding to traffic.  He was found to have a blood alcohol level of .10, and was arrested for driving under the influence.  He had been out that evening celebrating his 27th birthday.

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Faverani, Vitor

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 3, 2014

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 26

Details: While driving in Valencia, Spain, Faverani ran a red light and crashed into a bus.  He was arrested for driving under the influence after his blood alcohol level was found to be triple the legal limit.

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