Williams, Terrence

Charge:  Assault

Arrest Date: May 19, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 26

Details: During a visitation exchange of their 10-year-old son in Washington, Williams pulled a gun on the child’s mother and made threats, prompting a call to police.  The arrest took place only two months after Williams signed a non-guaranteed contract with Boston in March.  Williams was subsequently waived in June, likely as a result of this arrest.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge:  Marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia

Arrest Date: August 6, 2013

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for a traffic violation in Phoenix, officers smelled marijuana and after searching the car they discovered three marijuana cigarettes.  This was his third arrest since becoming pro and second of 2013.

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Jones, Terrence

Charge:  Harassment

Arrest Date: July 31, 2013

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 21

Details: After leaving a Portland nightclub, Rockets forward Terrence Jones allegedly yelled ‘wake up!’ to a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk, and then stomped violently on his leg.  Unfortunately for him, a police sergeant was nearby and witnessed the unprovoked attack.

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Gibson, Daniel

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: July 29, 2013

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 27

Details: Free agent Daniel Gibson didn’t help his chance of landing a lucrative contract by getting arrested after being involved in a fight outside of a New Orleans nightclub, breaking the victim’s jaw with a punch.  The incident occurred three weeks before he was formally arrested.

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Sprewell, Latrell

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: February 27, 2003

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 32

Details: Sprewell was pulled over and arrested in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.  The license had been suspended after he failed to answer a summons for failing to signal.  He was taken into custody, paid a fine and was released.

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Potapenko, Vitaly

Charge: Disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: July 12, 2004

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 29

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.

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Woods, Qyntel

Charge: Animal cruelty

Arrest Date: January 21, 2005

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 23

Details: Investigators began looking into Woods following a 2014 television report that alleged his pet pit bull was abandoned and covered in serious bite wounds.  Four months later he plead guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse to avoid more serious charges of dog fighting, and was sentenced to probation and community service.  The Blazers waived Woods immediately following his plea.

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Randolph, Zach

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 5, 2009

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 27

Details: Following a loss to the neighboring Lakers, Zach Randolph apparently went out drinking.  He was pulled over weaving his Rolls Royce across an LA freeway.  This was Randolph’s third career arrest, though his first in over five years.

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Payton, Gary

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 28, 2004

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 36

Details: Three weeks after being unceremoniously traded from the Lakers to the Celtics, Payton was pulled over after being spotted backing down an onramp on a San Diego freeway.  Once pulled over he failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence.  This was Payton’s second arrest in as many years.

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Woods, Qyntel

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: March 29, 2003

Franchise: Portland Trailblazers

Age 22

Details: Taking place at the peak of the “Jailblazers” era, rookie Qyntel Woods’ arrest for marijuana possession was the sixth Portland arrest within the last year.  Woods was pulled over for speeding when officers found a small amount of marijuana in his car.

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