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Jason Kidd

Report: Jason Kidd arrested on DWI charge


Well, hey, the good news is that no one drives in New York.

Patch.com out of South Hampton reports that Knicks PG Jason Kidd was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of drunk driving.

Details are still emerging, but Southampton Town police confirmed that the basketball star was arrested during the midnight shift.

Kidd, 39, was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Sunday morning in Southampton Town Justice Court and released on his own recognizance.

via Basketball Star Jason Kidd Arrested on DWI Charge – Southampton, NY Patch.

At least no one was hurt.

I’m not going to go down any sort of road of assumptions or conclusions. This happens all the time, and I’m not talking about athletes. This happens every day to normal people who made as simple mistake of thinking they could drive when they couldn’t. It’s a severe mistake, and needs to be dealt with, by Kidd and our society, but getting on a high horse isn’t going to do anyone any good. It just happens to be our standard operating procedure.

But for the Knicks, they may have lost Jeremy Lin and had the new free agent arrested on drunk driving. Not the best weekend to be a fan of the blue and orange.

Jerry Buss’ son Jesse arrested for intoxication


Phil Jackson’s not around for questions about whether he’ll return and training camp hasn’t opened yet, but you know it’s NBA season when there’s drama surrounding the Lakers’ front office. Son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss Jesse Buss was arrested for intoxication Friday in Lexington, Kentucky. WDRB in Lexington reports:

Lexington Jail officials say Buss has bonded out of jail.Lexington Police were called to the area of South Broadway and W. Maxwell Street around 3:39 Friday morning for a report of a man laying on the ground.

Thats where officials say Buss was picked up and charged.

Sources tell WDRB he was demanding preferential treatment and told officers he was the son of Jerry Buss.

via Son of L.A. Lakers owner arrested in Lexington – WDRB 41 Louisville – News, Weather, Sports Community.

To be fair, when I get sleepy, I lay down, too. Maybe not in the middle of the street (anymore), but still. Oh, and you pulled the “Do you know who I am?” routine, Jesse? Not cool. Also, to answer your question, no, we do not, nor do the fine men of the Lexington police department. Buss’ father Jerry Buss was arrested for DU in 2007.

Look, I think yo have to ask if planking was somehow involved in this situation. Or maybe that’s what planking really is. The sober equivalent of getting drunk and randomly laying down.

(Mugshot courtesy of WDRB’s Tamara Evans)

Javaris Crittenton arrested by FBI at John Wayne International Airport

Javaris Crittenton

The FBI in conjunction with Orange County police arrested Javaris Crittenton Monday night at John Wayne International Airport after the 23-year-old checked in for a flight to Atlanta, according to an FBI spokesperson, via the AP.

Crittenton had been wanted since police issued an arrest warrant Friday night for the former Laker, Wizard, and Bobcat who famously had been involved in the Wizards locker-room gun incident in 2009. A “Wanted” poster was released Monday by the FBI and later that afternoon Crittenton’s attorney released a statement saying that his client was innocent and that he would be taking a red eye flight back to Atlanta to “clear his name.” The FBI and police clearly felt he was enough of a threat to apprehend him prior to that flight. No shocker that he was arrested. If you check in for a domestic flight with the FBI searching for you for murder and you aren’t picked up, someone’s had a major lapse in security.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that the victim of the shooting Crittenton is sought in connection with was going to be proposed to by her longtime boyfriend prior to the shooting. Her four children reportedly heard the gunshots from inside her house. She died in surgery after a gunshot wound to the leg. Two men with Jones, one of which is the suspected target of the shooting, fled unharmed. Crittenton purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles Friday night.

Javaris Crittenton Update: Still at large, police performed search warrant last week

Javaris Crittenton

More details are coming to light surrounding the fatal shooting in Atlanta for which police have issued an arrest warrant for former NBA player Javaris Crittenton. From the AP:

A spokesman with the Atlanta police said Crittenton was not in custody. Calls to the FBI and U.S. Marshal’s office weren’t immediately returned.

Three of Crittenton’s neighbors in Fayetteville said SWAT members executed a search warrant last week on his residence.

The neighbors declined to give their names to The Associated Press during interviews near Crittenton’s home in an affluent cul-de-sac 17 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

No one answered the door at Crittenton’s residence, a three-story brick home with a manicured lawn and a small backyard.

via Ex-NBA player Crittenton still wanted for murder – NBA- NBC Sports.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday night that Crittenton has spoken with law enforcement about turning himself in, but as yet no police statement has been made to that effect.

The bad news seems to gain steam against Crittenton, as news of the search warrant indicates that an investigation has been ongoing since the April 19th shooting with Crittenton as a suspect. Meanwhile, some continue to be stunned at the allegations towards Crittenton, even after the incident with the Wizards and Gilbert Arenas in 2009. Crittenton has been described by several sources as “a good kid,” but if guilty of the charges, that won’t change the consequences for the former first-round draft pick. From the Washington Post‘s Michael Lee, who spoke with a former coach of Crittenton:

After his initial legal troubles, Crittenton’s college coach, Paul Hewitt, said he was stunned. “Him being involved in something like that is not something I would have suspected coming out of high school or when he was with us,” Hewitt, now the head coach at George Mason, said in January 2010.

via Former Wizard Javaris Crittenton, already notorious, now faces murder charge – Wizards Insider – The Washington Post.

So we wait to see what, if any, involvement Crittenton had with the incident and for him to surrender to authorities. Meanwhile four kids face a tragic new reality as the rest of the world focuses on a former basketball player’s involvement.

That this is not shocking is what is shocking.

Arrest warrant issued for Javaris Crittenton in drive-by killing of mother of four

Javaris Crittenton

There are terrible stories every day. Stories that make you question how young lives go wrong, how people can commit terrible acts, how they can make decisions that end the lives of others, innocent or not, and ruin their own. Javaris Crittenton is currently sought by police in connection with one such story.

WSB-TV in Atlanta and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report Friday night that an arrest warrant has been issued for Crittenton in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a mother of four on August 19th. From the AJC:

Julian Jones, 23, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Aug. 19. A murder warrant in the slaying has been issued for former Georgia Tech star Javaris Crittenton.

Crittenton is not in custody and is believed to be in the Los Angeles area, Maj. Keith Meadows said. The FBI is involved with the investigation, and Atlanta authorities are hoping Crittenton will turn himself in, he said.

Jones was walking with others near 2915 Macon Drive in southwest Atlanta around 10 p.m. Aug. 19 when she was shot, Campos said.

Police believe Crittenton fired shots from a black Chevrolet Tahoe, Meadows said. There were several witnesses to the incident, he said.

via Former Georgia Tech star wanted for homicide  | ajc.com.

Crittenton was a first-round pick for the Lakers, and was so certain he would be making his home there as a reserve for the Lakers behind Derek Fisher that his girlfriend at the time had moved to L.A. to begin school. Then he was traded in the Pau Gasol deal to Memphis. He never caught on with the Grizzlies under Marc Iavaroni and wound up in Washington.

Which is likely where you’re most familiar with his name from.

Crittenton was the other Wizard who feuded with Gilbert Areas in 2009 over a gambling dispute that led to guns being brought out in the Wizards’ locker room. Both Crittenton and Arenas were suspended for the remainder of the season, Crittenton’s contract was not picked up. He had a brief stint with the Bobcats in 2010, and spent most of his time in the D-League.

Crittenton had a bright future in this league, and is only sought in the charge. He hasn’t been convicted of anything, but there are multiple witnesses to the shooting and police believe the shooting was targeting two unarmed men with the victim. Police believe the shooting was retaliation for a robbery of Crittenton in April.

We’ll keep you updated as events warrant.