Report: Celtics center Vitor Faverani arrested for drunk driving in Spain

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Well, the Celtics are in the off-season news now, but not in a good way.

Boston’s backup center Vitor Faverani has been arrested in Valencia, Spain, on drunk driving charges, something reported by El Mercantil Valenciano and passed along here first by Celtics Blog.

According to the reports he apparently ran a red light and hit a bus, but there were no injuries. Other reports have his blood alcohol level at several times the legal limit. Sounds like it was fortunate nobody was hurt.

There has been no statement from the team yet. Once the legal process runs its course the NBA usually suspends players two games without pay for this infraction.

Faverani was the only real center on the Celtics roster last season but tore his meniscus in February and was out for the end of the season. The Brazilian big man spent time in the D-League last season and got in 37 games for the Celtics, playing okay when he did (4.4 points a game, .502 true shooting percentage). He has spent the off-season rehabbing his knees. Well, and apparently going out a little and making some bad decisions.