Report: Ex-NBA guard Crittenton arrested
Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who is awaiting trial on a murder charge, was arrested outside Atlanta on Wednesday morning following a traffic stop, TMZ reported.
Crittenton, 24, was pulled over for speeding in his Porsche, then allegedly refused the officers’ request for him to sign the citation.
When the officer asked him to get out of the car, he reportedly refused, prompting an argument. Crittenton was arrested on a charge of obstructing an officer.
Crittenton was charged last August in the drive-by shooting death of a 22-year-old Atlanta woman. He was released on a $230,000 bond in September while he awaits trial.
Authorities accuse Crittenton of firing at another person to avenge a robbery, but hit the woman instead. He has denied involvement in the shooting.
The Atlanta native, who starred as a point guard at Georgia Tech, was drafted 19th overall by the Lakers in 2007. He played sparingly for the Lakers, Grizzlies and Wizards until 2009.
In Dec. 2009, Crittenton and Gilbert Arenas were suspended for the remainder of the season after a locker room incident in which both took out guns.