Smith, JR

Charge: Operating a scooter without a valid driver’s license

Arrest Date: May 28, 2011

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 25

Details: Smith was arrested in Miami Beach for operating a scooter without a license, his third career arrest.  A bench warrant was issued 3 months later after he skipped a court hearing on the matter, leading to his eventual fourth career arrest in 2012 for failure to appear in court.

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Caracter, Derrick

Charge: Battery, public drunkenness, and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: April 24, 2011

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 22

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.

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Powell, Josh

Charge: Failure to obey a traffic officer, failure to yield to emergency equipment, obstruction

Arrest Date: March 12, 2011

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 28

Details: Powell was arrested shortly before a Hawks game for inexplicably refusing to move his car after it blocked an ambulance.  Police asked him repeatedly to move out of the intersection and let the ambulance through, but he refused and was placed under arrest and charged with a handful of obstruction charges.

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Jack, Jarrett

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 20, 2011

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 27

Details: After being pulled over for weaving and driving 66 mph in a 45 zone, Jack failed a breathalyzer and was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Bell, Charlie

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 4, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 31

Details: Bell was arrested early in the morning in Oakland and was charged with driving under the influence.  This was the start of a busy year for Bell in which he was arrested three times.

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Haddadi, Hamed

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: November 25, 2010

Franchise: Memphis Grizzlies

Age 25

Details: Haddadi was arrested following a 5am disturbance with his girlfriend at his Memphis apartment.  Police found his girlfriend intoxicated and bleeding from the head and hand, and found Haddadi with scratches on his face and hand.  She alleged he choked and shoved her after seeing her talk to another man but he alleges the fight was prompted when he wouldn’t reciprocate her sexual advances.  Due to the conflicting accounts, both were arrested for assault.

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Wright, Antoine

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 4, 2010

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 26

Details: Wright was pulled over and charged with DUI after his blood-alcohol level was found to be a 0.2, more than twice the legal limit in California.  He subsequently pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 3 years probation.

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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Domestic violence

Arrest Date: September 8, 2010

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 30

Details: Officers came to Barnes’ house after a 911 call was placed from the residence.  Upon arriving, they found both Barnes and a female companion with visible injuries.  It was determined that Barnes was the aggressor and he was arrested for domestic violence.  This was his first of two career arrests to date.

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Krstic, Nenad

Charge: Sports violence

Arrest Date: August 19, 2010

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 27

Details: Krstic was arrested after a brawl during a match between Serbia and Greece.  During the fight Krstic grabbed one player by the throat and hurled a chair at another, leaving him with a bloody wound on the side of his head.  See below for video of the brawl and the chair thrown by Krstic (chair throw is at 1:08 mark of video).

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Stephenson, Lance

Charge: Assault, harassment, menacing, and possession of a deadly weapon

Arrest Date: August 15, 2010

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 19

Details: Two months after being drafted by the Pacers, Stephenson was arrested for felony assault after shoving his girlfriend down a flight of stairs.  This was not his first bust for violence against women; two years earlier he was arrested for sexually abusing a 17 year-old girl.

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