Valanciunas, Jonas

Charge:  Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 7, 2014

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 21

Details: While going through a drive-thru at 2:30am, open beer bottles were spotted in Valanciunas’ car.  Police were called and tracked the vehicle to his home, where he was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Johnson, James

Charge:  Domestic assault

Arrest Date: June 7, 2014

Franchise: Memphis Grizzlies

Age 27

Details: After returning home from an evening with his wife, Johnson and his wife got in an argument, at which point he slapped her with an open hand and choked her.  He was subsequently arrested for domestic assault.

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Perkins, Kendrick

Charge:  Assault

Arrest Date: October 10, 2013

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 28

Details: While leaving a nightclub, Perkins’ car bumped into another automobile.  An altercation followed, where Perkins punched both a male and a female passenger in the head, and was subsequently arrested for assault.  This was his second career arrest, both with the Thunder.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Terroristic threats

Arrest Date: April 6, 2014

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 26

Details: Just three days after being arrested for domestic assault for strangling his girlfriend, Cunningham was again arrested for violating a protection order and sending her threatening text messages.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Domestic assault by strangulation

Arrest Date: April 3, 2014

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 26

Details: Police were called to Cunningham’s Minnesota home at 4am where they found his girlfriend with marks consistent with a physical assault, and arrested Cunningham. He allegedly choked her for 15-20 seconds and slammed her against a wall.  This was his second arrest since becoming a pro and first in nearly 3 years.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Speeding, reckless driving, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: April 29, 2011

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for speeding and reckless driving, police discovered marijuana and a loaded BB gun and placed Cunningham under arrest.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge:  Driving with a suspended license and driving with excessive speed

Arrest Date: January 25, 2013

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 24

Details: Beasley was pulled over after officers noticed him driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone, with no license plate on his vehicle.  He was found to have a suspended license and was handcuffed and placed under arrest.  After officers discovered he was too tall to fit in the back seat of their patrol car, they decided to cite and release him at the scene.

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Felton, Raymond

Charge: Possession of a firearm

Arrest Date: February 25, 2014

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 29

Details: Felton turned himself into police following an arrest warrant for possessing an unlicensed handgun.  The police were alerted by Felton’s estranged wife, who provided the gun to police and claimed he threatened her with it.

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Sullinger, Jared

Charge: Assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and intimidation of a witness

Arrest Date: September 3, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 21

Details: Sullinger turned himself in several days after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend following an argument after she found evidence on his cell phone that he was cheating on her.  His girlfriend started packing her bags to leave when Sullinger pushed her onto a bed, pinned her, and tossed her onto the ground before smashing her cell phone.

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Liggins, DeAndre

Charge: Domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse in the presence of a minor

Arrest Date: August 31, 2013

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 25

Details: Police were called following a domestic incident between Liggins and an unknown female.  Liggins was arrested for domestic assault, along with battery with a dangerous weapon, all in the presence of a minor.  Details at this point are not yet known.

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