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Perkins publicist says he only drank water night of arrest


Kendrick Perkins’ arrest over the weekend was only for misdemeanors, but embarrassing ones — public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Fighting the charges is one thing — Perkins has already started to do that — but the bigger challenge may be the public relations battle. Perkins is on a squeaky clean Oklahoma City squad with a fan base where those kinds of transactions will not just be swept under the rug.

Enter Perkins’ publicist, who started to tell Perkins side of the story to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman.

“Although these may be misdemeanors, it’s a big deal to Kendrick,” said Denise White, a publicist for Perkins, in an emailed statement to The Oklahoman. “He’s not happy about how things happened that evening and feels like the police were out of hand….”

The biggest falsity, White said, is Perkins reportedly being drunk.

“He was not drinking alcohol, nor was he intoxicated,” said White, CEO and founder of EAG Sports Management. “Not one drop of alcohol Friday night. We’re not sure why they said Kendrick was intoxicated.”

A simple Breathalyzer would have ended that argument, but apparently the police did not use one, nor did they take a blood test. Which seems odd for a public intoxication arrest, but there you go. White said they have witnesses that will say Perkins was not drinking that evening.

White said the disagreement was over money — the club manager had promised money to Perkins foundation (he had taken over the club as part of a fundraising event) and would not pay. Then the manager got physical with Perkins, according to White.

White also said that the police on the scene were “out of hand.”

It looks like a judge will get to sort all this out. But Perkins is not going to go quietly on these charges.

Kendrick Perkins’ attorney threatens police brutality charges

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was arrested Saturday night on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct, and already a Perkins’ attorney has filed a pretrial motion.

Misdemeanor cases like this rarely see high priced attorneys and pretrial motions, but this is going to be that and more, including a potential police brutality charge, reports kiiitv.com.

The Oklahoma City Thunder Center was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he showed signs of being drunk while arguing with the owner of The Ticket sports bar.

Perkins held a fundraiser at the nightclub for his charity foundation following his second annual basketball summer camp. Attorney Langston Adams says they are considering filing a police brutality complaint against the arresting officers.

Police say that Perkins threatened physical violence against the club owner and appeared intoxicated. Perkins denies all of that.

I do not envy the judge that gets the joy of handling this case. If it even gets that far.

Kendrick Perkins proclaims innocence, says he was injured

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Kendrick Perkins woke up Saturday morning in a Beaumont, Texas, jail. If you read the police reports, it sounds like he would have woken up with a hangover, too.

The Oklahoma City Thunder center was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct, which was followed by reports he tried to start fights. Also, the night before had collapsed at a party and had to be taken to the hospital due to dehydration.

But that’s not how Perkins sees it. Through his lawyer he released a statement to kiiitv.com (via I am a GM):

In a press released obtained by 12 News HD, Beaumont attorney Langston Scott Adams says, quote “Mr. Perkins has maintained his innocence to the charges and is recovering at home with family suffering from injuries he received during the incident.”

The attorney for Perkins says that witnesses are giving varied reports. Which is pretty much always the case by the way, two people almost never see the same thing the same way.

The arrest is for just a misdemeanor charge, although this is more about image (and the image of the squeaky clean Thunder) than it is about the fine and a little community service. There will be no fines or discipline from the league because there is no Collective Bargaining Agreement governing such things right now.