Charge: Driving under the influence
Arrest Date: August 30, 2013
Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers
Details: Just a few days after news reports surfaced claiming that Odom was hooked on crack cocaine, he was pulled over after driving erratically at 4am in California. He refused all chemical tests but showed signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.
Charge: Failure to appear in court
Arrest Date: January 29, 2013
Franchise: Denver Nuggets
Details: Lawson was arrested after failing to appear in court following a citation he received during the summer of 2012 for driving under restraint and careless driving. This arrest only became public following a subsequent domestic disturbance arrest in August of 2013. Lawson also was arrested for drunk driving in 2008 while attending the University of North Carolina.
Charge: Physical harrasment and criminal mischief
Arrest Date: August 17, 2013
Franchise: Denver Nuggets
Details: Lawson and his girlfriend were arrested after fighting in their homes. Details are unknown but do not appear to be physical in nature. It primarily involved yelling and throwing phones at each other, among other things.
Charge: Assault, criminal trespass
Arrest Date: July 13, 1996
Franchise: Toronto Raptors
Details: Serial offender Robertson was arrested after a woman told police that he broke into her apartment and choked and bit her on the face. This was Robertson’s fourth career arrest, and the first of three over a six week span that summer. In total, he was arrested an astounding 5 times over a 14-month period from 1995 to 1996.
Arrest Date: May 19, 2013
Franchise: Boston Celtics
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.
Charge: Marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia
Arrest Date: August 6, 2013
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
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.
Arrest Date: July 31, 2013
Franchise: Houston Rockets
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.
Arrest Date: July 29, 2013
Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers
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.
Charge: Driving with a suspended license
Arrest Date: February 27, 2003
Franchise: New York Knicks
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.
Charge: Disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest
Arrest Date: July 12, 2004
Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder
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.