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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Ebanks, Devin

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 9, 2012

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 23

Details: Ebanks was pulled over in the early morning hours in Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving, after celebrating a birthday party at the Roxbury night club.

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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Driving on a suspended license, threatening a police officer

Arrest Date: July 30, 2012

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 31

Details: Barnes’ second career arrest started innocuously enough when he was arrested for an outstanding traffic citation, but quickly escalated to a felony when he threatened a police officer.  His demonic smile makes for one of the better mugshots – much better than his low-key mugshot following a domestic violence arrest in 2010.

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Kidd, Jason

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: July 15, 2012

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 39

Details: Just three days after Kidd’s introductory press conference welcoming him to the Knicks, he continued to celebrate by driving drunk in Long Island and crashing into a telephone pole.  This was Kidd’s third career arrest, spanning three decades, and his first in over 11 years.

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Smith, JR

Charge: Failure to appear in court

Arrest Date: May 24, 2012

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 26

Details: After being arrested in 2011 for driving a scooter without a license, Smith subsequently skipped his scheduled court appearance, causing a bench warrant to be issued for him. He was eventually arrested in Miami for failure to appear in court. This was his fourth arrest since going pro.

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Hill, Jordan

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: February 29, 2012

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 24

Details: While playing for the Rockets, Hill was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in his home.  He was subsequently traded to the Lakers the following month, and eventually pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault charges.

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Bell, Charlie

Charge: Driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failing to stop

Arrest Date: October 21, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 32

Details: Bell’s second DUI of 2011 came after he was pulled over for failing to stop and driving with a suspended license.  He subsequently was jailed a third time two months later when he showed up drunk to his court hearing.

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Wallace, Ben

Charge: Driving under the influence, carrying a concealed weapon

Arrest Date: September 24, 2011

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 37

Details: Wallace was pulled over in Detroit at 3am after being spotted driving erratically.  He was found to have a .14 blood alcohol level and officers subsequently found an unloaded handgun in a backpack.

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Lowry, Kyle

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: September 22, 2011

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 25

Details: During a pick-up basketball game, Lowry became upset with a female referee, and hit her in the torso with the basketball.  After challenging her to a fight, he then hit her with the ball once more.  He was charged with battery about 3 months later.

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