Arrested Developments: Players Go From Breaking Ankles to Ankle Bracelets
Beneath its vibrant veneer, college basketball has a description-defying rap sheet cast including a colossal collection of contemptible characters. It's an unfortunate fact of life, but many reality show-addicted onlookers find it alluring to explore the private lives and personal misfortunes of standout players.
Never underestimate the astonishing absence of integrity among the powers-that-be charlatans tarnishing many major universities. Amid the showmanship and scam artistry, PT Barnum continues to chortle, "I was right all along!" about "there's a sucker born every minute."
Entering dangerous terrain when comparing athletes to the public-at-large segment of our population, there is a seemingly congested intersection populating hot hoop prospects who become prime suspects. Rarely exposed to the rigid word "no," some of the hero worshiped think the world revolves around them and develop a sordid sense of "out-of-bounds" entitlement. Many of the misguided go from the brink of the NBA to the clink put away, donning a jumpsuit rather than a uniform.
"When you are among the high-flying adored, your view of the world becomes blurred," wrote psychologist Stanley Teitelbaum of the flouting-of-the-law behavior in the book "Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols: How Star Athletes Pursue Self-Destructive Paths and Jeopardize Their Careers."
"Off the field, some act as if they are above the rules of society; hubris and an attitude of entitlement become central to the psyche of many athletes. They may deny that they are vulnerable to reprisals and feel omnipotent and grandiose as well as entitled."
Far too many depraved derelicts can't resist and make the toxic transition from gamebreakers to lawbreakers when seduced by the dark side. There have been a striking number of heart-breaking stories rocking the world of sports, derailing dreams and creating miscreants who are poster boys for bad behavior.
Idaho professor Sharon Stoll was not surprised when sports pages occasionally read like a police blotter focusing on 15 minutes of shame.
"In sport, we have moved away from honorable behavior," said Stoll, who operated the Center for Ethical Theory and Honor in Competitive Sports and conducted a 17-year study during which 72,000 athletes filled out questionnaires. "The environment of athletics has not been supportive of teaching and modeling moral knowing, moral valuing and moral action.
"Many of these young people have no sense of what is acceptable behavior."
It's unnerving when active or former narcissistic players go from the big time to the big house. Infinitely more disconcerting is when deaths are involved amid the life and crimes. Nowhere did the plot sicken more than during the trashy summer of 2003 at Baylor. Carlton Dotson, a J.C. recruit, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering Bears roommate/teammate Patrick Dennehy with a hand gun. Dennehy, shot twice above the right ear, was New Mexico's leading rebounder (7.5 rpg) in 2001-02 under coach Fran Fraschilla before he was dismissed from the squad when Ritchie McKay succeeded Fraschilla. Dotson was arrested upon telling FBI agents he shot Dennehy after the player tried to shoot him.
Coach Dave Bliss was fired by Baylor, the world's largest Baptist school, before reports surfaced about his direct involvement in a Hall of Shame coverup attempting to hide drug use and NCAA violations within his program by repugnantly encouraging an assistant coach and Bears players to depict the slain Dennehy as a drug dealer.
"I liken Bliss to a child molester," said Brian Brabazon, Dennehy's stepfather, to USA Today. "He may not physically molest kids, but he molests their minds. What a callous, cold-hearted person he is.
"I'm not sure where Carlton's mind was when the shooting started, but as far as I'm concerned, Bliss was in that field (where the body was discovered)."
Amid the occasional repulsive garbage, college basketball is too great a game to be ruined by moral malfeasance. The accompanying "Thugs R Us" profiles aren't designed to defile hoopdom. Actually, if college basketball can survive such unsavory incidents and classless ambassadors, it must be a helluva sport.
But what went awry for slam dunkers who wound up in the slammer? The common thread seems to be how the delusional perpetrators think they're slick enough to talk or force their way into anything; then desperate enough to be shamed by virtually nothing. Equally shameful are the self-indulgent coaches willing to pursue dim-bulbed recruits boasting questionable pasts without conducting any sort of background check or simply ignoring known criminal activity by their soon-to-be mercenaries. The partnering by coaches in the deceit and dishonesty is an incalcuable affront to their counterparts who attempt to abide by the rules.
If anyone seemed to be operating above the fray, it was The Doctor. But it turned out that Julius Erving was immersed in financial woes, auctioning memorabilia in the fall of 2011 to cover debts. Erving had admitted he was the father of Alexandra Stevenson amid her run to the 1999 Wimbledon semifinals. It wasn't as if Dr. J needed more favorable publicity as a role model providing positive inspiration! Stevenson's mother is a free-lance journalist who worked as a sports writer in Philadelphia when he displayed his high-wire act there for the 76ers.
The NBA Players' Association reportedly reminds its rookies every year that 60% of NBA players go broke five years after their final basketball-related paycheck. Ill-equipped to handle millions of dollars, drug-related problems seem to escalate for college kids with sufficient skill to play professionally. According to time.com, sources estimated that 2/3 of the NBA's out-of-control players smoked weed in the late 1990s, becoming a drag on society with each drag to get high. The straight dope is that most of the college culprits corrupting an otherwise grand game seem to "go to pot" first. Too bad these "Dope Diamonds" didn't boast the character to invest that "wasted" time taking "trips" to the free-throw line to work on improving their "foul" shooting from the charity stripe.
Meanwhile, promiscuous individuals who must have majored in some misguided "Big Bang Theory" expect female groupies to be nothing more than charitable harems. There was anectodal evidence that the number of out-of-wedlock babies stemming from NBA dead-beat dads dispensing DNA was higher than the annual total of players in the league.
Never underestimate the extent of entitlement. For instance, needy Kobe Bryant's resort commingling before knee surgery in Vail, Colo., made him a perverted piker compared to Earvin Johnson admitting his Magical Mystery Tour sexual frivolity included sleeping with 300 to 500 people per year (entertainment venue featured the Lakers' locker room and sauna). How many team employee enablers, perhaps singing "Do You Believe in Magic?" while in the process of doing their dirty deeds, facilitated such indulging nonsense? Of course, this great feat of Magic paled in comparison to Wilt Chamberlain's community partnership claim to bedding 20,000 women.
A byproduct of "players" aspiring to set statistical records on and off the court, Michael Jordan's philandering contributed to the most costly divorce ever (estimated $168 million in settlement ending 17-year marriage to wife Juanita) prior to golf legend Tiger Woods' breakup. The absence of a pre-nup reportedly cost Bryant $75 million, including three houses in the Newport Beach area, as part of his divorce settlement. Elsewhere, James Worthy, Jordan's college teammate and Magic's Lakers teammate, was arrested and charged with solicitation for prostitution. Said Worthy's ex-wife Angela, a former North Carolina cheerleader: "That feeling of entitlement, that whatever I want, I can have, and that feeling of invincibility. It's a lethal cocktail."
Any accountability goes out the door when a commentator such as ESPN's Screamin' A. Stiff includes Bryant among the players he is thankful for at Thanksgiving because of his professionalism and way he conducts himself. Actually, booby bars and escort services all across the country go into a major depression when there is an NBA lockout or a "Superman" such as Shaq retires; particularly since he says with a straight face that he was a "respectful cheater." This seemingly endless tawdry conduct also included chaotic card games on plane flights cannibalizing some clubs, adding fuel to the filthy flamboyance.
"Let's face it," longtime NBA forward Eddie Johnson told SI about the league's sexually overactive appetite. "Athletes are whores. We're paid to use our bodies. So sex becomes the same thing after the games. We become like dogs sometimes, and we all talk about the same women in every city."
What ignites the malignant bile? Grossly underreported is the prevalent use of sex as a racy college recruiting tool. The arousal culture commences innocently enough with exceptional scantily-clad hostesses displaying their wares to exceptions - scholastically suspect "studs" who don't meet a school's usual admission standards but gain entry because of a special talent compromising academic values. In other words, a classless institution of lower learning is more attracted to someone adept at throwing a no-look pass than exhibiting a citadel of higher learning focusing more on looking at an authentic student infinitely more capable of passing a genuine college class. Whatever happened to "No Pass/No Play?"
At some point, these "special" individuals are totally responsible for their actions (including sexual activity); especially when they begin attending a university. But out-of-control coaches toying with testosterone transgressions, resembling sleezy agents wooing potential clients, should be fired on the spot if it is discovered they allowed, even if tacitly, their veteran players to "escort" impressionable and susceptible teenage "rock stars" to anything connected with jiggle joints/sex parties during morally-reprehensible recruiting visits.
At the risk of sounding like a prude, it should be declared institutional neglect if a tone-deaf school doesn't issue to parents of a prospective signee an itinerary detailing precisely what their son did under the school's supervision while on and off campus during a recruiting visit. Far too many pimp-like coaches seem to take an unprincipled hear-no-evil/see-no-evil stance by simply looking the other way while devilish boys-gone-wild recruits sample the latest favors and flavors they could enjoy by signing on the dotted line.
In many instances, the incessant preaching about abiding by regulations is complete propaganda BS from the outset via schools that became little more than incubators for abhorrent activity. How many self-centered unethical coaches - male and female - helped arrange abortions over the years so they could maintain control over their players' bodies amid their inability to control themselves? Lifting up the sewer manhole covering basketball's boulevard, the scandalous stench can render you senseless. The corrosive "Cradles of Criminals" seems to focus on Chicago, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Memphis, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington.
The simplistic notion that staying in college longer to allegedly become more mature isn't any sort of remedy. In fact, a study at the Mississippi College School of Law infers that the less time a player spends in college, the less likely he was to get arrested. What kind of classes do they take in college anyway if a mind-numbing 60% of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after retirement?
Female hoopsters seemed to be trying to keep up with the "bad boys." Tennessee legend Chamique Holdsclaw faced criminal charges in Atlanta for allegedly firing a gun at her ex-girlfriend's auto in 2012.
There may be sadder tales of athletic falls from grace, although not many. Disinfectant might be needed while wading through the cesspool, but the following unfiltered summaries are American tragedies exploring self-absorbed punks who went from playing on one court to pleading in another:
Richie Adams, UNLV (coached by Jerry Tarkanian) - A 1989 conviction for larceny and armed robbery led to a five-year prison term for the two-time Big West Conference Tournament MVP. Following his parole, Adams was convicted of manslaughter in September 1998 after being accused of stalking and killing a 14-year-old Bronx girl in a housing project where both lived. The girl's family said Adams attacked her because she rejected his advances. Adams, nicknamed "The Animal" because of his intense playing style, was considered a defensive whiz and led the Rebels in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots for their PCAA champions in 1983-84 and 1984-85. "I used drugs occasionally, when I wanted to do it," Adams said. "When I went to play basketball, if I needed a pain reliever, I would sniff some cocaine." His trouble with the law escalated in 1985, a day after he was drafted in the fourth round by the Washington Bullets, when the two-time All-PCAA first-team selection was arrested for stealing a car. In high school, Adams and several teammates allegedly stole their own coach's auto.
Glendon Alexander, Arkansas (Nolan Richardson)/Oklahoma State (Eddie Sutton) - Imprisoned at Seagoville (Tex.) Federal Correctional Institution after pleading guilty to bank and wire fraud. Among a variety of con jobs and scams, Alexander's most brazen was transferring nearly $1.5 million from the account of a California adult-entertainment industry executive into his account. Alexander took the money after meeting the nanny of the adult entertainment figure's children in an internet chat room and visiting her in Encinitas, Calif. Alexander, who earned a spot on the 1996-97 SEC All-Freshman team with Arkansas before competing in the NCAA playoffs with Oklahoma State, also admitted to writing checks totaling $46,500 off the commercial account of a Dallas area dentist.
Andre Allen, Memphis (John Calipari) - Arrested in fall of 2010 and faced charges including possession of marijuana with intent to sell, improper display of registration and violation of light law. Police also noticed a loaded handgun in Allen's pants although he had a handgun carry permit. The backup to standout point guard Derrick Rose was suspended from the Tigers' 2008 squad before it reached the Final Four for failing an NCAA-mandated drug test. He spent his first season out of uniform focusing on academics and dealing with charges of soliciting a prostitute.
Clifford Allen, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - November 1985 J.C. signee by the Rebels was sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree murder as part of a plea bargain in the death of a man in Milton, Fla. Allen, a native of Los Angeles, said in a recorded statement that he used a steak knife to kill a 64-year-old guidance counselor after the man allegedly made sexual advances in the counselor's trailer. Allen was driving the victim's auto when he was arrested.
Donell "D-Nice" Allick, Providence (Tim Welsh)/Louisiana Tech (Keith Richard) - After averaging 11.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.6 apg as a Louisiana Tech teammate of Paul Millsap in 2003-04 and 2004-05 following a brief stint with PC, junior college recruit was convicted of several drug offenses and served time in prison. In late June 2011, he was the victim of a homicide in the wee hours of the morning in New Haven, Conn., when he was shot several times in the back. Police believe he was targeted and ambushed after a domestic dispute. He had pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance after being nabbed in New Rochelle with 1,000 packets of heroin before violating probation in 2010.
Desmond Allison, Kentucky (Tubby Smith) - Slain in Columbus, Ohio, in late July 2011 when shot multiple times in senseless incident at an apartment complex amid two women arguing over a baseball cap. Starter as a freshman (over future NBA standout Tayshaun Prince), he was kicked off the Wildcats' squad just before the 2000 NCAA playoffs after a DUI and marijuana possession charge in connection with UK's short-lived "no-tolerance" policy. He subsequently had multiple arrests in his Tampa hometown on drug charges.
Rafer Alston, Fresno State (Jerry Tarkanian) - Pled no contest in 1997 to assaulting his former girlfriend and was arrested for violation of parole in 1998 the same year he set Fresno's single-season record for assists. Alston had two brushes with the law in August 2007 - charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication in Houston and charged with stabbing a man at a Manhattan nightspot. He was sued stemming from a brawl in July 2010 for allegedly hitting a fellow Queens strip club patron with a bottle. Alston was suspended by the Miami Heat for the final portion of the 2009-10 campaign after an unexplained absence from the team.
Benny Anders, Houston (Guy Lewis) - After participating in back-to-back Final Fours (1983 and 1984), his college career ended in the summer of 1985 when he was sentenced to three years' probation for possession of a gun on campus.
Chris Andersen, Houston (Clyde Drexler) - UH dropout received a two-year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league's drug policy. He tested positive for a "drug of abuse" (not marijuana, which would have drawn a five-game suspension).
Dwight Anderson, Kentucky (Joe B. Hall)/Southern California (Stan Morrison) - Prep phenomenon claims he got into drugs after transferring from UK to USC, where Anderson led the Trojans in scoring in 1980-81 and 1981-82. Shackled by a reputation of drug addiction, he bounced around in the basketball minor leagues before ending up in the back alleys of his Dayton, Ohio, hometown and becoming homeless (living on his parents' porch because they wouldn't let him in). Played in underground games hosted by drug dealers before turning his life around working for a local church.
Greg "Cadillac" Anderson, Houston (Guy Lewis) - The All-SWC first-team selection in 1985-86 and 1986-87 was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. A grand jury in Biloxi, Miss., indicted Anderson in June 1998, accusing him and three other men of buying and selling cocaine in Biloxi and Houston, his hometown.
Willie Anderson, Georgia (Hugh Durham) - In the fall of 2003, he reportedly lost almost all of the $1.75 million he was to receive from a deferred 10-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs to the IRS and three women who said he did not pay child support. The IRS, in a lawsuit, had sought almost $400,000 from what it said were unpaid taxes from a nightclub Anderson co-owned, Strictly Jazz, plus unpaid income taxes. During court hearings in 2000, it was revealed Anderson fathered at least nine children by seven women. Civil warrants were issued twice for his arrest in child-support matters in Georgia state court. The two-time All-SEC selection in the late 1980s was jailed in November 1999 for contempt when he didn't show up for another hearing.
Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse (Jim Boeheim) - Arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at 4 a.m. in mid-April 2008 after one of his worst games of the season in Denver. He was suspended for 25 contests during the 2006-07 campaign for punching New York Knicks guard Mardy Collins in the face during one of the NBA's worst brawls.
Gilbert Arenas, Arizona (Lute Olson) - Suspended for most of the 2009-10 NBA season stemming from a felony gun possession in a lockerroom and subsequent actions appearing to make light of the episode. Arrested in May 2006 in Miami after allegedly ignoring a police officer's command to return to his car (charges later dropped). Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor weapon charges resulting from an incident in San Mateo County (Calif.) in 2003 after being an All-Pacific-10 selection as a sophomore in 2000-01.
Ron Artest, St. John's (Fran Fraschilla and Mike Jarvis) - Authorities arrested him in early March 2007 after a woman called 911 from his five-acre Sacramento estate saying she had been assaulted. Deputies arrested him on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent his victim from reporting a crime. Five years earlier, he was ordered to attend anger management classes after another girlfriend (mother of one of his children) filed assault charges against him. His temper flared in 2003 at New York's Madison Square Garden when he smashed a video monitor valued at $100,000. He drew six suspensions in the 2002-03 season and two in the 2003-04 campaign. On November 19, 2004, at The Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.), Artest went into the stands igniting a melee with the crowd and subsequently received the longest suspension in NBA history for an infraction not linked to drugs or gambling (86 games: 73 regular season and 13 postseason). All-Big East Conference first-team selection as a sophomore in 1998-99 changed his name to Metta World Peace in mid-September 2011.
Vincent Askew, Memphis State (Dana Kirk) - Freshman starter for the Tigers' 1985 Final Four team was arrested in Miami in mid-August 2008, accused of unlawfully having sex with a minor (16-year-old girl). Briefly coached Elliston Baptist Academy in Memphis before leaving the job under a cloud.
Cornelius "Corky" Ausborne, UNLV (Bill Bayno) - J.C. recruit who averaged 6.5 ppg as a senior in 1997-98 was sentenced in mid-February 2005 to two to five years in prison followed by five years probation for being a teacher having sexual relations with two middle school Hispanic girls.
Clyde Austin, North Carolina State (Norman Sloan) - Sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in mid-December, 2003, to fraud and money laundering charges related to a Ponzi scheme that duped over 1,000 investors out of more than $16 million. What made Austin's situation worse was that most of the people he swindled trusted him as a minister. He was an All-ACC second-team selection as a sophomore in 1977-78.
Jimmie Baker, UNLV (John Bayer and Jerry Tarkanian)/Hawaii (Bruce O'Neil) - Claiming he had a sugar daddy while attending UNLV (setting a school single-game rebounding mark of 26 against San Francisco and career rebounding average record of 12.8 rpg in 1972-73 and 1973-74), he also said he was introduced to cocaine by a teammate as a freshman and eventually moved on to heroin. After Baker, associating with the wrong crowd, was run down by a car (incurring a fractured neck and permanently paralyzed left arm), shot in the thigh and stabbed on Christmas Eve 1977, he was smuggled out of Hawaii and returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, where he went "underground" for another decde or so afflicted by drug and alcohol abuse.
Vin Baker, Hartford (Jack Phelan and Paul Brazeau) - Squandering almost $90 million, his restaurant was foreclosed on by a Connecticut bank as was his 9,300-square foot Georgian brick colonial house. In 2003, the North Atlantic Conference MVP in 1992-93 sought treatment for an alcohol problem while playing for the Boston Celtics, who later suspended him for failing to comply with treatment. In June 2007, Baker was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, pleading guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving.
Stuard Baldonado, Duquesne (Ron Everhart) - The 6-7 forward from Colombia, suspended from school soon after Labor Day, 2007, amid drug violation charges, was arrested again hours later on a misdemeanor drug charge. He was one of five Dukes players shot on campus the previous year. Further complicating Baldonado's situation were charges earlier in 2007 of aggravated battery and false imprisonment in a domestic violence case in Miami-Dade County, Fla., where he attended junior college.
Adrian Banks, Arkansas State (Dickey Nutt) - He was leading ASU in scoring early in the 2007-08 campaign when arrested for firing a handgun within Jonesboro city limits. Banks told police he found the gun at a nightclub where a fight was breaking out. "I found the gun on the ground and didn't want anyone to get shot, so I shot the gun until it was empty," Banks said, according to the police report.
Louis Banks, Cincinnati (Tony Yates and Bob Huggins) - The Bearcats' leading scorer as a junior in 1989-90 was found not guilty the next year in a nonjury trial of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. One woman, a criminal justice major, said Banks stopped only after she reminded him that he wasn't using a condom. Banks and teammate Elnardo Givens were welcomed back to the Bearcats' squad by Yates after they entered guilty pleas on possession of stolen property.
Sean Banks, Memphis (John Calipari) - C-USA Freshman of the Year in 2004 and three accomplices were arrested in his home state of New Jersey in early August 2011 after a couple of burglaries and high-speed chase. More than $20,000 in jewelry and other valuables taken during the two heists were found in the stolen SUV. A marijuana arrest, disruptive behavior and academic issues forced Banks' departure from Memphis midway through his sophomore season. Suspended several games in high school after being a passenger in a car that police attempted to stop for driving erratically before it sped off. Upon ditching the auto, Banks and the other passengers tried to run off, but were caught. According to ShamSports.com, Banks' background included an arrest for burning a gang insignia into a teenage girl's leg.
Cyril Baptiste, Creighton (Eddie Sutton) - The Bluejays' leading scorer and rebounder in 1969-70 and 1970-71 was beset by personal woes after leaving early for the pros. He failed his physical with the Golden State Warriors, testing positive for drugs. One of the most promising high school athletes in South Florida history, the sometime street person served prison time in Maryland before succumbing to prostrate cancer and dying at age 56.
Charles Barkley, Auburn (Sonny Smith) - Arrested for breaking a man's nose during a fight at 2:30 A.M. just before Christmas in 1991 after a game at Milwaukee and also for throwing a bar patron through a plate-glass window in late October 1997 after being struck with a glass of ice while in Orlando for an exhibition game. In August 1997, a jury rejected a $550,000 lawsuit from a man who claimed Barkley beat him up at a Cleveland nightclub. Charges were dropped against Barkley and fellow NBA player Jayson Williams stemming from an accusation they were in a bar fight in Chicago in 1992. Complusive gambler said in an ESPN interview in May 2006 that he lost approximately $10 million through gambling, including $2.5 million "in a six-hour period" while playing blackjack. The Wynn Las Vegas resort filed a civil complaint in May 2008 that Barkley failed to repay four $100,000 casino markers, or loans, received the previous October. He took a leave of absence from TNT Sports' broadcast booth in early 2009 after test results showed he was legally drunk (nearly twice the legal limit) on New Year's Eve when Phoenix police arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. Barkley, who triggered a national debate with his "I am not a role model" proclamation, told police he was in a hurry to go have sex from a female passenger he had just picked up from a popular nightclub.
Lucas Barnes, Miami (Leonard Hamilton)/Southern (Tommy Green)/Florida International (Shakey Rodriguez) - Charges were dropped after he was arrested midway through FIU's 1998-99 campaign facing false imprisonment, battery and grand theft of a girlfriend's car. Suspended for five games at FIU for improperly using a friend's meal card. He had been suspended for disciplinary reasons midway through his sophomore season with Miami after getting into a dispute with his girlfriend, and in a fit of rage, leaving a threatening message on her answering machine.
Marvin Barnes, Providence (Dave Gavitt) - Unanimous first-team All-American in 1973-74 was arrested for a variety of things - trespassing, being under the influence of narcotics, burglary of a locked vehicle. Homeless in San Diego, he stole X-rated videos to sell for drug money. Barnes claims his cocaine addiction escalated to the point where he snorted the drug on the Boston Celtics' bench during a game. Barnes claims he hit rock bottom during one of his drug-related prison stints when he almost killed a fellow inmate. Barnes attended the John Lucas Treatment Center in Houston and worked as a director at a halfway house before encountering liver problems. In mid-May 2007, he was arrested by state police on a felony charge of cocaine possession. In mid-January 2012, Barnes, 59, was arraigned in Rhode Island on a charge of soliciting a 17-year-old minor for sex after they met through his Rebound Foundation for at-risk youths. In 1972, he was charged with assault after allegedly hitting PC teammate Larry Ketvirtis with a tire iron following a scrimmage.
Damien Baskerville and Noel Jackson, Weber State (Ron Abegglen) - Among the top five scorers and rebounders for the Wildcats' squad that upset North Carolina in the first round of the 1999 NCAA playoffs, they were codefendants in a rape case. Baskerville was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading no contest to charges stemming from two rapes. Prosecutors reduced the charges against Jackson to gross lewdness in return for his testimony against his teammate in one of the cases. Jackson was sentenced to three months in jail for assisting in a sexual assault on a former girlfriend.
Billy Ray Bates, Kentucky State (James Oliver) - Dubbed Black Superman when he averaged 46 ppg playing professionally in the Philippines, he was sentenced to seven years in prison after robbing a New Jersey Texaco station in mid-January, 1998, slashing the ear of an attendant in the process. "I went to play the lottery," said Bates, blaming the robbery on cocaine and alcohol. "And that's when the devil got inside me." Poverty-ridden Mississippi native averaged more than 20 points per game over his last two college seasons in the late 1970s.
Lonny Baxter, Maryland (Gary Williams) - The leading rebounder for the Terrapins' 2002 NCAA champion was sentenced to two months in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges, including carrying a handgun without a license a few blocks from the White House, in mid-August, 2006. Uniformed Secret Service agents responded after shots were fired from a white SUV. Two summers earlier, Baxter was arrested at his Washington condominium after his shotgun went off and a bullet shattered a neighbor's window across the street. In July, 2007, he pleaded guilty to illegally shipping guns through Federal Express and was sentenced to 60 days in prison.
Jerome Beasley, North Dakota (Rich Glas) - NCAA Division II Player of the Year in 2002-03 was jailed for the second time in two years after allegedly failing to try hard enough to pay his debts (more than $200,000 in child and spousal support). But a judge released him during the summer of 2012 after ruling he wasn't told about his rights in the case.
William Bedford, Memphis State (Dana Kirk) - All-American as a junior in 1985-86 was arrested in February 2001 after Taylor, Mich., police said they found 25 pounds of marijuana in his car. Subsequently served time in a Fort Worth, Tex., prison on drug-related charges. In 1987, he was subpoenaed by a Maricopa County (Ariz.) grand jury investigating drug use among Phoenix Suns players and testified against his teammates after receiving immunity. In March 1988, Bedford admitted he was addicted to cocaine and marijuana and was committed to the NBA's treatment facility in Van Nuys, Calif. Known as "Willie B" - as in "Will he be at practice?" - Bedford relapsed the following October and was readmitted to the clinic. When he returned, his behavior on and off the court grew more erratic. He received a dozen traffic tickets and 10 license suspensions n less than four years. In September 1997, Bedford, who was on three years probation at the time, tested positive for cocaine and was sent to a Texas state jail for one year. Also arrested in Texas for failing to pay more than $300,000 in child support.
Ron Behagen, Minnesota (Bill Musselman) - All-American forward as a senior in 1972-73 was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to stealing money from a 68-year-old Agtlanta woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and dementia. Behagen, receiving the woman's ATM card from her caretaker, withdrew $7,140 from the woman's bank account in 40 transactions the spring of 2011 with all of them recorded on surveillance cameras.
Maurice Bell, Northeast Louisiana (Mike Vining) - Leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore was dropped from team prior to 1998 Southland Conference Tournament because of his arrest for auto burglary. The same day, Monroe police served him with a warrant charging him in connection with the 1996 burglary of a sound store.
Winston Bennett, Kentucky (Joe B. Hall and Eddie Sutton) - Terminated as a Boston Celtics assistant coach after violating the team's contractual agreement for practicing at Brandeis by having a sexual relationship with a female student enrolled there. All-SEC second-team selection as a junior in 1985-86 was fired as coach at Kentucky State in 2003 after striking a player in the face. Despite being the ultimate backup pro player, Bennett said he "slept with 90 women a month."
Len Bias, Maryland (Lefty Driesell) - It was one of those moments when time seemed to stand still. The fallout stemming from the All-American forward's cocaine-induced death just four days after the 1986 NBA draft included the ouster of long-time Terrapins coach Lefty Driesell. Bias had become the only individual named ACC player of the year although his team had a losing league record (6-8 mark to finish in sixth place). Four and half years later, Bias' younger brother, Jay, a former Allegany Community College (Md.) forward after failing to measure up to DI scholarship academic standards, was shot and killed in the parking lot following an argument at a jewelry store in a local mall.
Willie Biles, Tulsa (Ken Hayes) - Drugs and alcohol overtook him for several years until he turned his life around. One of the nation's top 10 scorers in 1972-73 and 1973-74 went on to serve as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Memphis.
Daron "Mookie" Blaylock, Oklahoma (Billy Tubbs) - Busted in 1997 when drug sniffing dogs uncovered marijuana on him in a Vancouver, Canada airport. Arrested around 4 a.m. in early March 1989 and charged with public drunkenness following a report of an argument at a convenience store.
Jimmy Black, North Carolina (Dean Smith) - The starting playmaker for the Tar Heels' 1982 NCAA titlist spent a few hours in jail the spring of 1995 after being arrested in a domestic-abuse case while serving as an assistant coach for Notre Dame.
Corie Blount, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Center for 1992 Final Four team served a one-year prison sentence for possession of marijuana. He was charged with felony drug possession in early December 2008 after Butler County (Ohio) authorities saw him pick up a package from California they knew contained marijuana and then found more weed at his home. Deputies confiscated a total of 29 pounds of marijuana, several vehicles, three guns and $34,400 in cash. Blount, who avoid trafficking charges as part of his plea agreement, also was ordered to pay $10,000 in fines, serve 250 hours of community service and lose his driver's license for three years
Dick Boushka, St. Louis (Eddie Hickey) - The 1956 Olympian rose to chief executive of the Vickers oil company and eventually got into real estate development. But in December 2002, the Billikens' All-American in 1954-55 pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita, Kan., to defrauding a bank of more than $17 million. Boushka, sentenced to 70 months in prison for his white-collar crimes, admitted that he made false statements inducing the bank to make several large loans to him in 1998. He also admitted cheating another businessman out of $1.5 million.
Alvin "P.J." Boutte, Detroit (Ray McCallum) - Arrested as a freshman in fall of 2011 outside a bar in wee hours of the morning after police said they found a stun gun in his left front pants pocket.
Jarekious Bradley, Kent State (Rob Senderoff) - Memphis recruit was arrested in mid-July 2011 after an incident with his former girlfriend resulted in charges of aggravated burglary and criminal damaging. A woman claimed Bradley came inside her apartment without permission and demanded money he felt she owed him. At one point, deputies say, Bradley tried to remove money from the woman's purse, prompting a physical confrontation between them with the woman being injured. Other individuals in the apartment gave Bradley money and he left.
Jim Bradley, Northern Illinois (Tom Jorgensen) - In 1982, Bradley was 29 when he died from a shot in the back in the wee hours of the morning in Portland, Ore., outside a downtown disco two days after his arrest for dealing in a controlled substance. Bradley had 15 games with at least 20 rebounds in 1971-72 and 1972-73, including a career-high 31 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "He was as talented a player as I ever saw," said college and pro standout Dan Issel, who played on two ABA teams with Bradley, "but nobody will ever remember his name because he didn't come close to what he could have been. He could have been as good as anybody who ever played, as far as I'm concerned."
John Brisker, Toledo (Bob Nichols) - The Rockets' second-leading scorer in 1967-68 before becoming ineligible the next season was arrested during the 1971 World Series in Pittsburgh and charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Two of the three police officers who pulled from physically from a reserved taxi were hospitalized. Acknowledged as one of the most volatile players in the early years of the ABA before hooking on with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics prior to their owner cutting him for "fueling dissension." Teammate Charlie Williams said: "Say something wrong to the guy and you had this feeling he would reach into his bag, take out a gun and shoot you." In early 1978, Brisker, a black power advocate, went to Africa, allegedly to start an import/export business. One theory is that the hothead native of Detroit traveled to Uganda at the invitation of ignominious Idi Amin, a ruthless dictator who was overthrown in 1979. Speculation is that Brisker was executed by an anti-Amin firing squad. A King County (Wash.) court declared him legally dead in 1985.
Delray Brooks, Indiana (Bob Knight)/Providence (Rick Pitino) - Head coach in mid-May 2000 when he pleaded no contest to stealing $25,000 from Texas-Pan American. He had been dismissed the previous August for depositing a check from a tournament hosted by Southwest Missouri State into his personal account, then frittering away the money. After transferring from IU, Brooks was the second-leading scorer for PC's 1987 Final Four squad.
Michael Brooks, Tennessee (Don DeVoe) - One of Tennessee's all-time leading scorers, an All-SEC first-team guard in 1984-85, was arrested in mid-May 2009 on drug charges and outstanding warrants. Stopping Brooks' auto for speeding, police say they found a plastic bag of what they believed to be cocaine and a bottle with pills identified as hydrocodone.
Rydell Brooks, Akron (Keith Dambrot) - Redshirt transfer from Niagara was arrested in mid-May 2008 after shooting at police officers during a foot chase following a traffic stop. Facing charges of attempted aggravated massacre and felonious assault, he was convicted of lower-level felonies for tampering with evidence and sentenced to four years in prison. Brooks admitted having two weapons for self-defense after being threatened by local gang members.
Derek Brower, Syracuse (Jim Boeheim) - Member of the Orangemen's 1987 NCAA Tournament runner-up pleaded guilty in a Cincinnati courtroom to interstate travel for drug dealing. Served six months of a five-year sentence in federal prison.
Damone Brown, Syracuse (Jim Boeheim) - All-Big East Conference second-team selection in 2000-01 was indicted in a federal drug investigation in February 2009. Sentenced to a year of probation despite pleading guilty to felony charges of concealing money laundering for allegedly leasing a safe deposit box at a Buffalo bank used by a drug kingpin to store $170,000 of drug profits. An FBI agent was shot and wounded during the roundup of suspects.
Elton Brown, Virginia (Pete Gillen) - The Cavaliers' leading scorer and rebounder in 2003-04 pleaded guilty during the summer of 2005 to a concealed weapon charge stemming from an altercation over a woman at a mall where she worked.
Frank Brown, Montana State (Mick Durham) - Sentenced in September 2005 to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of rape with a 15-year-old girl. He was ordered to undergo treatment and register as a sexual offender. The Las Vegas product led the Bobcats in assists as a sophomore in 2003-04.
Lewis Brown, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - Beset by an arrest history including charges for drugs, the third-leading rebounder and sixth-leading scorer for the Rebels' 1977 national third-place team spent more than 10 years homeless on the streets of Santa Monica, Calif., before passing away in mid-September 2011 at the age of 56. According to the New York Times, family members said he used cocaine at UNLV. "Drugs were his downfall," said his sister.
Tyrone Brown Jr., Georgia Southern (C.Y. Young) - Brown, a reserve forward in 2011-12 dismissed from GSU's team a few days earlier for academic reasons, was arrested following an incident at an apartment complex. According to police accounts, Brown and another man lured a male victim into his apartment on the pretensej of playing video games. After the victim was inside the apartment, Brown and the other man allegedly attacked him, taking a wallet from his pocket, which contained identification and a small amount of cash.
Tony "Red" Bruin, Syracuse (Jim Boeheim) - The Philadelphia 76ers' seventh-round draft choice in 1983 pleaded guilty in May 1986 to selling cocaine to an undercover detective in Syracuse on two separate occasions in April 1984. Bruin tested positive for drug and alcohol use multiple times while on probation, including a drug-related incident when he was stabbed. In Swee'pea (a book principally about wayward New York sensation Lloyd Daniels), Bruin denied rumors he used cocaine in the locker room at halftime, played games with coke stuffed inside his socks and served as the middleman in several drug deals for other players in the Big East Conference (where he was an all-league third-team choice as a junior).
Keith Brumbaugh, Oklahoma State signee (Sean Sutton) - Arrested six times over a 26-month span, he served two jail sentences. Charged with shoplifting at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart and was kicked off a J.C. team in Chipola, Fla., for possession of marijuana. Never played for the Cowboys and led the NJCAA in scoring with Hillsborough (Fla.) in 2007-08 before declaring for the NBA draft.
Kenny Brunner, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.)/Fresno State (Jerry Tarkanian) - Served some jail time for an alleged armed robbery of Los Angeles City College coach Mike Miller. In 1998, Brunner was booked in Fresno on a felony complaint of assault with a deadly weapon and grand theft. Previously, Brunner led Georgetown in scoring, assists and steals as a freshman in 1997-98 before leaving school because of "emotional difficulties." Despite his series of problems, coach Jim Harrick recruited him for Georgia before Brunner was denied entrance.
Marcus Bullard, Mississippi State (Richard Williams) - Starting point guard for 1996 Final Four team was sentenced to three years in prison for violating his probation on drug charges. He was accused of pistol-whipping another student on MSU's campus in 1996, violating terms of his probation by possessing a weapon and failing to report to his probation officer. He had pleaded guilty in 1994 and was put on probation after being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute the previous year. His older brother served time in the same pentitentiary for manslaughter.
Luther "Ticky" Burden, Utah (Bill Foster and Jerry Pimm) - Sentenced in August 1984 to the two years he already served in an update New York prison stemming from his involvement in a bank robbery of $18,000 in Hempstead, N.Y., in 1980 just five blocks from his house. Originally sentenced to six to 18 years after three associates struck deals with the state and testified against him. But he was released when a court ruled that police didn't have a search warrant when they raided his home. Upon release, he bounced back by promoting concerts and overseeing his own financial consulting company. Longtime counselor at a YWCA near his Winston-Salem, N.C., home. Burden was an All-American as a junior in 1974-75 before leaving college early for the pros.
Justin "Spider" Burns, Cal State Fullerton (Bob Burton) - Two-year starter for the Titans (10.4 ppg and 6.7 rpg in 2005-06 and 2006-07; second-leading rebounder as junior and senior) was arrested in Jackson, Miss., in the spring of 2011 on a murder charge related to the strangulation slaying of his ex-girlfriend the previous fall. Her body was found by target shooters in a valley desert area under a pile of blackened rocks. According to Burns' arrest report, the brother of rapper Jason Douglas Burns (a/k/a WorldWideWebbb) was the last person to be seen with the West Covina, Calif., resident and had argued with her the night before she was killed after coming to Las Vegas to visit him. In the weeks after her burned body was found, his father (former UNLV player Michael "Spiderman" Burns) refused to cooperate with police about his son's whereabouts, the report said.
Darnell Burton, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - After allegedly continuously breaking the school's drug policy, the All-CUSA third-team selection as a senior in 1996-97 was sentenced in Lexington, Ky., in early 2008 to seven years in prison for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Darryl Butterfield, Missouri (Mike Anderson) - Suspended from the team as a senior following his arrest for allegedly punching an ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute. He was also arrested for two outstanding warrants - driving with a revoked license and failure to obey a police officer.
Will Bynum, Arizona (Lute Olson)/Georgia Tech (Paul Hewitt) - Arrested by Israeli police in January, 2008, after allegedly running over a man with his car as Bynum left the scene of a nightclub brawl in Jerusalem.
Jason Caffey, Alabama (Wimp Sanderson and David Hobbs) - Pro career fizzled amid a series of personal problems, including an anxiety attack in 2002 and an assault charge in 2003. Went to bankruptcy court in October, 2007, seeking protection from creditors, who include eight women with whom he has had 10 children. Arrested in spring of 2010 in Mobile, Ala., and charged with domestic violence.
Souleymane "Jules" Camara, Kentucky (Tubby Smith) - Slated to appear in court in mid-January 2013 on charges of drug paraphernalia possession and felony theft (of a gun from an acquaintance). He pleaded guilty to DUI in 2010, reckless driving and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in 2008 and another DUI as a UK player in 2000. Camara averaged 5.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 1.1 bpg from 1998-99 through 2002-03.
Marcus Camby, Massachusetts (John Calipari) - Arrested for possession of marijuana in mid-June 1997 before being arrested by Pearland, Tex., police in mid-September 2011 and charged with marijuana possession. Admitted accepting thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry, rental cars and prostitutes from agents while in college (national player of the year in 1995-96).
Derrick Caracter, Louisville (Rick Pitino)/Texas-El Paso (Tony Barbee) - Arrested and jailed in late April 2011 after allegedly hitting a pregnant waitress at a downtown New Orleans IHOP while drunk. Wore out his welcome with the Cardinals - showing up on campus as a freshman about 40 pounds overweight and subsequently being suspended indefinitely due to a suspect work ethic before returning and promptly breaking curfew.
John Carson, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins)/Akron (Dan Hipsher) - Fatally shot in mid-December 2006 while breaking and entering a Lawrenceville, Ohio, home. His life after basketball (3.1 ppg with Cincinnati in 1997-98; 4 ppg with Akron in 1999-2000) included multiple felony incarcerations.
Howard Carter, Louisiana State (Dale Brown) - Charged in the spring of 1995 with buying and using drugs after French police arrested him and seized a dose of heroin. He was arrested with five suspected drug dealers in the stairwell of a building shortly before his team was slated to play. Carter, a two-time All-American who averaged 15.2 ppg and 4.4 rpg for LSU from 1979-80 through 1982-83 and appeared in the 1981 Final Four, took out French citizenship and played for the country's national team.
Parrish Casebier, Evansville (Jim Crews) - All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team selection in 1990-91 and 1991-92 received an eight-year prison sentence in 1995 for felony rape of a minor. Wanted in mid-2003 on drug-dealing charges in Nebraska. Arrested in mid-2010 in Council Bluffs, IA, for kidnapping and human trafficking.
Job Casimir, Quinnipiac (Joe DeSantis)/USC Aiken (Vince Alexander) - While home for Christmas break in Stamford, Conn., in 2009, he was charged with first-degree armed robbery for holding up a bank. Casimir, who led Aiken in assists as a junior in 2007-08, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, suspended after 54 months. He averaged 3.1 ppg and 2.3 apg with Quinnipiac as a freshman and sophomore before transferring.
Leslie Cason, Rutgers (Dick Lloyd) - Center was a high school standout in East Rutherford, N.J., under prep coach Dick Vitale in the early 1970s. Cason signed with Jerry Tarkanian-coached Long Beach State but scholastic shortcomings sidetracked him. After attending San Jacinto (Tex.) Junior College, he returned home to play briefly for the Scarlet Knights. Reportedly arrested close to 100 times for selling drugs. In the spring of 1997 at the age of 43, Cason died of AIDS brought upon by a heroin addiction. "There's only one man to blame," Cason said of his two-decade drug habit shortly before dying. "The man in the mirror."
Michael Charles, UAB (Gene Bartow) - Regular with three consecutive NCAA playoff teams for the Blazers in the mid-1980s was shot and killed in September, 1997, while banging on the front door of a house about 3 a.m. in Birmingham, Ala. Charles, 31, was on probation at the time of his death for a theft conviction earlier in the year. Court records showed he also was convicted of theft in 1991 and possession of a forged instrument in 1995.
Derrick Chievous, Missouri (Norm Stewart) - All-American as a junior in 1986-87 was charged with felony stealing in May, 2001, for allegedly taking items from the United Parcel Service terminal in Columbia, Mo., where he had worked for nine months after playing in the NBA and Europe. Chievous, who had been under investigation for months regarding possible theft, allegedly fled from managers while carrying stolen items.
Keon Clark, UNLV (Bill Bayno) - Sentenced in mid-September, 2007, to 30 months in prison on a felony charge of driving on a suspended license. An Illinois judge tossed out the sentence in mid-December 2007 because he did not have legal representation. Cited for multiple counts of marijuana possession and sale over the years. Also charged twice for having a gun without a license, twice for possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving under the influence and criminal damage to property. "His record and his behavior suggests he has a serious mental problem," Clark's attorney said his client was a no-show to his own sentencing. "It's possible he's unfit to stand trial or be sentenced, or that he's insane." The Danville (Ill.) Police Department, seizing Clark's Mercedes in 2005 through the state's Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act, used the car as a command vehicle for a year before selling it on eBay for the top bid of $45,100, which was posted by a California man. Later, he was a fugitive while in a rehab center in Texas. "I never played a game sober," Clark said.
Monterale Clark, Marquette commitment (Buzz Williams) - J.C. recruit from Milwaukee was arrested in the fall of 2009 in Hillsboro, Tex., and charged with alleged second-degree felony sexual assault stemming from a dorm-room party on the campus of Hill College.
Ricky Clemons, Missouri (Quin Snyder) - J.C. recruit after reportedly attending six different high schools was kicked off the Tigers' squad during the summer of 2003 after a judge determined the North Carolina native violated conditions for serving a sentence in a halfway house and ordered him to jail. The sentence stemmed from two misdemeanors in an assault case involving his former white girlfriend after she didn't want to watch Roots. In subsequent taped jail telephone conversations, Clemons alleged that Mizzou assistant coaches gave money to him and other players. Clemons, who scored 26 points against Iowa and 27 against Syracuse, also crashed an ATV on the school president's lawn at a July 4 party. Believe it or not, the wife of the school's first black president suggested that Clemons avoid dating white women. A mid-2001 charge he choked and struck another woman in Idaho was not prosecuted because the woman didn't respond to a request to testify.
Gyasi Cline-Heard, Penn State (Jerry Dunn) - Leading rebounder and second-leading scorer for the Nittany Lions' 2001 Sweet 16 squad was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine stemming from his arrest in February 2012 in Clearwater, Fla., for running a drug/gun ring. Raids of his tattoo shop and multiple other residences in the area unearthed four dozen guns. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the enormity of the stockpile of weapons shocked investigators (most of them assault rifles and machine guns with rounds capable of penetrating officer's vests and cruisers). The bust unfolded after undercover agents purchased, in the course of 11 transactions over the winter, more than a pound of cocaine - crack and powder - plus a .380-caliber handgun from the son of former NBA player and coach Gar Heard. The guns seized were "to kill people and to keep their drug operation going," the sheriff said.
Verice Cloyd, Alabama (Mark Gottfried)/Chattanooga (John Shulman) - Arrested in Fayetteville, N.C., a month after a warrant was issued in Nashville in January 2012 stemming from an accusation he enticed a 12-year-old girl into an aprtment and raped her. Cloyd was convicted of aggravatged burglary in 2011 and received a three-year probated sentence. He was also convicted of misdemeanor gun possession in 2009. Played briefly for 'Bama in 2006-07 and UTC in 2007-08 before transferring to William Carey.
Tony Cole, Georgia (Jim Harrick)/Robert Morris, IL (Al Bruehl) - In 2003, he told a TV journalist the coaching staff provided him with money for a hotel stay, telephone bills and TV set plus fraudulently made an "A" in a class taught by the coach's son that he failed to attend. Shortly thereafter, Cole was charged with writing a bad check. Cole, who averaged 5.6 ppg in 2001-02 for the Bulldogs, was kicked off the team the previous year after being charged with aggravated assault with intent to rape. Cole, who attended five high schools and three junior colleges, was also accused in 2002 of assaulting and making harassing phone calls to another female student at Georgia and, in a related misdemeanor charge, of criminal trespass. Before arriving at Georgia, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor trespass charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of two J.C. employees in Rhode Island in December 1999 and February 2000. Six years after his accusations of improper benefits, Cole was in the middle of another scandal triggering the dismissal of a Cook County official in Illinois. Cole was fired in the spring of 2009 as a human resources assistant in the highway department for not including past criminal convictions on his job application. Cole's former boss, the county's CFO, was asked to resign after it was disclosed she twice bailed Cole out of a Chicago jail following his arrest for violating a protection order involving an ex-girlfriend that he had pleaded guilty to punching in the face in 2008. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cole faced additional charges including violating his bond, obstructing a police officer, resisting police and battery.
Derrick Coleman, Syracuse (Jim Boeheim) - In mid-August 2002, he was stopped in Farmington Hills, Mich., for speeding (120 mph in a 70 mph zone) and taken into custody after refusing a breathalyzer test. Arrested in late October 1999 in Charlotte for driving while under the influence after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer. A couple of months earlier, he was accused of urinating in front of patrons at a downtown Detroit restaurant and charged with disorderly conduct. Coleman also faced a civil lawsuit in Michigan in which he was accused of trespassing and battery at a Detroit woman's home in 1997. In 1995, he was arrested and charged with refusing to move his truck and swearing at a police officer in Detroit. Despite earning an estimated $87 million in his NBA career, he owed creditors $4.7 million after a series of poor real estate investments in Detroit.
Brian Conway, Northern Iowa commitment (Ben Jacobson) - Received a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty stemming from his arrest in October 2008 for an armed robbery of a couple near an ATM. After Conway's arrest, UNI promptly ended its recruitment of the Chicago prepster, a son of former DePaul player Brandon Cole. Conway was arrested with Rajsaun Thompson (the son of former Iowa star Ray Thompson), a J.C. player who was also held in connection with a subsequent armed robbery.
Norm Cook, Kansas (Ted Owens) - After several run-ins with the law, he was diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia in 1996 and has been incarcerated or confined to his home in Lincoln, Ill., ever since. The Boston Celtics' first-round draft choice in 1976 as an undergraduate is the father of former Illinois and current NBA forward Brian Cook.
Anthony Crater, Ohio State (Thad Matta)/South Florida (Stan Heath) - Starting playmaker was dismissed from USF's team for "violation of team rules" after 2010-11 season after incurring a suspension for same nebulous reasons midway through the previous season. He was arrested with teammate Mike Mercer, a transfer from Georgia, for marijuana possession in January 2009. Crater transferred from OSU after failing a drug test. Mercer was arrested the previous fall for public consumption of alcohol and he was dismissed from the Bulldogs' squad in 2007 for "being a disruption."
Brandon Crawford, Coastal Carolina (Cliff Ellis) - Already ruled academically ineligible earlier in his senior season, he was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana midway through the 2011-12 campaign. Crawford allegedly had another outstanding warrant out for his arrest for the same charge regarding an undercover investigation.
Javaris Crittenton, Georgia Tech (Paul Hewitt) - Indicted on charges of murder and gang activity after being charged in late August 2011 after a woman was a drive-by shooting victim on an Atlanta street by someone inside a dark-colored SUV. She wasn't the intended target in what appeared to be retaliation for a $50,000 robbery of jewelry in the spring when Crittenton was a victim. Crittenton, who pleaded guilty to a disdemeanor gun charge in late January 2010 and received probation, was suspended 38 games by the NBA after he and teammate Gilbert Arenas acknowledged bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room following an altercation stemming from a card game on a team flight.
Flenoil Crook, Jacksonville (Don Beasley) - J.C. recruit, who originally signed with New Mexico, was convicted in the fall of 1978 of shooting a JU teammate (Donnie Tyler) in the back in his apartment. Crook, who claimed the shooting was accidental, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Tyler testified that Crook fired for no apparent reason.
JamesOn Curry, Oklahoma State (Eddie Sutton and Sean Sutton) - He was a North Carolina recruit as the state's all-time leading high school scorer. But the guard ended up at OSU after the Tar Heels revoked their scholarship offer following him pleading guilty in April, 2004, to felony charges of delivery and sale of marijuana to an undercover officer. Curry, after leaving college early, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, in mid-January 2008 and charged with misdemeanor counts of urinating in public and resisting arrest.
Willie Cutts, Arkansas (Eddie Sutton)/Arkansas State (Nelson Catalina) - Sophomore in 1981-82 when he was dismissed from Arkansas' squad for leaving the floor, dressing and exiting arena midway through the first half of a game against East Tennessee State. Reportedly involved in numerous transgressions thereafter.
Quintin Dailey, San Francisco (Dan Belluomini and Pete Barry) - All-American season in 1981-82 was marred by him pleading guilty to aggravated assault of a nursing student in a dormitory (sentenced to three years' probation and paid settlement of $100,000). A document in the case revealed that the two-time WCC Player of the Year accepted $1,000 from USF boosters for a summer job the Baltimore native did not have to do, sparking the termination of the school's basketball program for three seasons. Dailey gained 30 pounds in a single NBA season, twice violated the league's drug policy, attempted suicide and took leaves of absence for psychiatric care. "I had to learn life by trial and error as I went along, I erred a lot," Dailey told the Los Angeles Times before dying in Las Vegas at the age of 49 because of a heart ailment.
Lloyd Daniels, UNLV commitment (Jerry Tarkanian) - In 1987, the playground prodigy with suspect academic credentials (attended three high schools in New York City, two prep schools outside the state and never graduated from any of them) had his Rebels career end before it started after he was caught buying cocaine from an undercover police officer. The buy at a North Las Vegas crack house was videotaped by a local TV station covering a sting operation. He was also identified as a suspect in the theft of five Final Four tickets from school arena offices. Daniels, known as "Sweet Pea," almost died about a year later after being shot in front of his home in Queens, N.Y., in what police said was retaliation for a drug debt stemming from him allegedly stealing drugs after beating up younger pushers.
Ed Davender, Kentucky (Joe B. Hall and Eddie Sutton) - The two-time All-SEC third-team selection in the late 1980s was sentenced to eight years in prison after being arrested in early September 2009 in a scam to sell fraudulent UK season tickets. Allegedly accepting advance payments for tickets that weren't available for him to sell, he was charged with three felony counts of theft by deception and one count of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. Davender pleaded guilty to taking money for the tickets, but never producing them.
Dwight Davis, Houston (Guy Lewis) - At one point, the 1971-72 All-American found himself complacent living in a shed as long as he could continue to feed his addiction. When illegal activities eventually got the best of him, Davis was placed in jail on drug-related charges. After serving six months in jail, Davis cleaned up his act once and for all, joining AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) on his way to recovery.
Jerome Davis, Ball State (Ray McCallum) - Averaged 5.4 ppg in 1998-99 before he was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling two pounds of marijuana to a police informant for $1,800 in marked bills.
Antoine Davison, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian)/Utah (Rick Majerus) - Chicago product signed with UNLV but he never made it to Las Vegas. Instead, he got 16 months in prison for armed robbery and theft. After junior college, he played for the Utes in 1991-92 and set a school single-season record for highest field-goal percentage.
Daniel Deane, Utah (Ray Giacoletti)/Oregon State (Craig Robinson) - Stopped for doing 86 mph in a 55-mph zone in late February 2012, he was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of marijuana and money laundering. Deputies found about 10 pounds of marijuana, powdered substance believed to be Ecstacy and more than $4,500 in cash. Less than two months later, he was a passenger arrested with another man after an I-5 traffic stop yielded more than six pounds of pot. The son of former NBA guard Greg Deane scored a career-high 19 points with OSU against Nevada just before Thanksgiving in 2008.
Devonaire Deas, Florida State (Steve Robinson)/Iona (Jeff Ruland)/Winston-Salem State (Rick Duckett and Philip Stitt) - Sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty in late January 2000 to a reduced charge (attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and possessing a firearm on which the serial number had been removed) following his role as getaway driver in a botched robbery and shooting the previous month in Albany, N.Y. Went on to become a starter for WSSU teams winning more than 20 games in 2000-01 and 2001-02. As a transfer redshirt at Iona, Deas was dismissed in the fall of 1998 after missing classes for two straight weeks. He had quit FSU's squad in the spring after being academically ineligible the previous fall.
Walt "Corky" Devlin, George Washington (Bill Reinhart) - Compulsive gambler, married to a regular singer on the Arthur Godfrey Show, consistently stole money from his family and was penniless when migrating to a Trappist monastery in Kentucky. His addiction is depicted in a book about him called "In Search of Corky." All-American in 1954-55 was jailed in California after acting as a strikebreaker for a union. Treated for mental depression, he made an appearance on the Phil Donahue Show about Gambler's Anonymous. Said Devlin: "When I gamble, it's like play money. It doesn't matter if I win or lose. The thrill is there either way."
Norman "Skip" Dillard, DePaul (Ray Meyer) - Sentenced in June 1995 to 8 1/2 years in prison for robbing a man of $3,000 at gunpoint. Dillard pleaded guilty to robbing the man after following him from a riverboat casino to a restaurant. The money was the victim's gambling winnings. Dillard, who averaged more than 12 ppg for Blue Demon teams from 1979-80 through 1981-82 that combined for a 79-6 record, was released from prison in September of 1992 after serving about four years on an armed robbery conviction.
Michael Dixon Jr., Missouri (Mike Anderson and Frank Haith) - Big 12 Conference Sixth Man of the Year was accused of forcible rape in late summer following Mizzou's 30-5 season in 2011-12, but it was determined there was insufficient evidence to the criminal charges. He was suspended for "a violation of team rules" by the Tigers before choosing to transfer after it was revealed there was another similar incident 2 1/2 years earlier when the alleged victim declined to press charges. In a campus police report unearthed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an MU employee at the time involved in the first incident said Dixon threatened her if she got pregnant ("kick her in the stomach and push her down the stairs"). Dixon was also suspended in mid-December 2010 for violating team rules.
Darnell Dodson, Kentucky (John Calipari)/Southern Mississippi (Larry Eustachy) - USM police chief said he was arrested along with Cory Markell Smith, a former member of the USM and William Carey teams, and charged with auto burglary and residential burglary in late April 2011. Kicked off UK's squad the previous summer before being arrested for disorderly conduct in the fall.
Marcus Douthit, Providence (Tim Welsh) - Second-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Lakers was charged in mid-July 2004 of taking part in a wide-ranging identity theft and embezzlement scam and pocketing several thousand dollars. He was accused with allegedly participating in a phony car accident as part of a scheme to obtain money from insurance companies.
John Drew, Gardner-Webb (Eddie Holbrook) - Said he started using cocaine in 1977-78 after averaging 25.2 ppg and 11 rpg for G-W in 1972-73 and 1973-74. The Atlanta Hawks sent him three times to a 28-day detoxification program in Charleston, S.C. Drew relapsed into drug abuse in 1985, and was banned from the NBA in 1986 for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, including various arrests for drug possession. He was the first player ever to be banned for life under the NBA's drug policy. Wound up as a taxi cab driver in Houston.
Kenny Drummond, North Carolina State (Jim Valvano)/High Point (Jerry Steele) - Former J.C. recruit was arrested in mid-March 2009 on charges of running an unregistered charity. He was trying to raise money online without a license in connection with a Greensboro-based basketball academy. Played a portion of 1986-87 season with N.C. State before quitting squad that won the ACC Tournament a few weeks later. Went on to become an NAIA All-American.
Richard Dumas, Oklahoma State (Leonard Hamilton) - All-Big Eight Conference first-team selection as a sophomore in 1988-89 received a two-year deferred sentence on drug charges in mid-August 1999. He had pleaded guilty in March to a felony charge of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.
Devan Dumes, Eastern Michigan (Charles Ramsey)/Indiana (Tom Crean) - Hoosiers leading scorer in 2008-09 (juco recruit averaged 12.7 ppg) was charged in late January 2013 with attempted murder after being accused of shooting a man in the neck in connection with an attempted carjacking and theft. The previous week, he was charged with criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license in a separate incident (firing more than a dozen shots into a house where his 1-year-old nephew and brother were inside). Also faced charges of battery and domestic battery stemming from a May 2012 incident where he was accused of beating his ex-girlfriend.
Teddy Dupay, Florida (Billy Donovan) - Guard for the Gators' 2000 NCAA Tournament runner-up was bound over for trial on charges of rape, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping of a woman in mid-June 2008 at a Utah ski resort. The woman, who had been in a relationship with him for two years, said the telemarketer hit and kicked her 150 times before the rape. More than a year later, he pled to reduced charges, went to jail for 30 days and was placed on a lengthy probation. Previously, evidence surfaced that Dupay, dismissed from UF's team before his senior season, asked another student to place bets for him on the Gators' program. The first UF recruit by Donovan after setting the state's high school career scoring mark was never charged criminally with gambling violations but state attorney Bill Cervone said there is "no doubt in my mind" that Dupay bet on college sports.
Nicholas Egland, Southern, La. (Michael Grant) - Only a couple of weeks before graduating in May, 2005, he was arrested with two other men after they were accused of going into an unlocked apartment, holding the three occupants at gunpoint and robbing them. All-SWAC second-team selection in 2001-02 when he was league freshman of the year.
Dale Ellis, Tennessee (Don DeVoe) - Pleaded guilty in early February 2002 to a domestic-violence charge in Bellevue, Wash., after his conviction for assaulting his wife and resisting arrest. Ellis was fined $346 after being found guilty of assaulting his wife and resisting arrest during an incident at their home in early 1989. Two nightclub bouncers were sentenced in the spring of 1990 to four months in jail for seeking money from Ellis in exchange for favorable testimony in a drunk-driving case. History of DUIs started in Knoxville, Tenn., two weeks after he was drafted by the NBA in 1983.
Robert Elmore, Wichita State (Harry Miller) - Disappointed he didn't make it in the NBA, three-time All-MVC first-team selection was playing for a team in Rome in the fall of 1977 when club officials found him dead on the floor of his apartment of an overdose of heroin. Len Elmore's brother was arrested for burglary in 1976 after he and a WSU football player smashed out a window in a liquor store and stole a case of beer.
Nick Evans, Southern Illinois (Chris Lowery)/Southern Indiana (Rodney Watson) - Charged with criminal trespassing, resisting a police officer and aggravated battery to a police officer in mid-July 2010. Left SIU's squad for personal reasons midway through the 2009-10 season.
Richie Farmer, Kentucky (Rick Pitino) - Facing foreclosure while in the midst of a divorce in the summer of 2012, the shooting guard for UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s tried to sell his Frankfort, Ky., home by himself. In mid-March 2013, the state attorney general's office and ethics commission charged him with 42 ethics violations after reviewing a scathing state audit about Farmer's eight years as state agriculture commissioner, alleging he misused state workers and resources for personal gain. He was accused of placing his friends in jobs with no specified duties and asking them to carry out his personal errands plus build a basketball court on his property. Farmer ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2011.
James Felton, St. John's (Fran Fraschilla)/Florida State (Leonard Hamilton)/Saint Peter's (Rodger Blind)/Fairleigh Dickinson (Tom Green) - On a recruiting visit at Kentucky's Midnight Madness weekend in 1996, Felton fell asleep during a meeting with an academic counselor and coach Rick Pitino sent him home. Kicked off St. John's squad early in his freshman season in 1997-98 for repeated violations (missing team flight to Puerto Rico for season-opening tournament, inviting friends to team practice at MSG only to see his "posse" pilfer everything not nailed down in the Knicks' locker room and sitting on the court because "I didn't feel much like practicing today"). Left FSU after money and things were missing from the Seminoles' locker room. Cleared up an arrest warrant against him for trying to sell stolen property at a pawn shop, but wore out his welcome at Saint Peter's before even playing a game for the Peacocks. He failed to show up for a summer school final exam in 1999 after actually taking pokes while under the influence at SPC's coaching staff during an unsupervised workout. Suspended for a portion of a season attending FDU before scoring 41 points in a game against LIU. Felton, known to binge drink and in alcohol rehab, was found dead in his Jersey City apartment in early November 2006 at the age of 27.
Marcus Fizer, Iowa State (Tim Floyd and Larry Eustachy) - All-American in 1999-2000 pleaded guilty in August 2004 to carrying a loaded handgun in his automobile and was sentenced to probation for a year and fined $2,500. Two years earlier, Fizer was also charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Damon Flint, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Indicted in September 1999 on a misdemeanor charge alleging he took $2,800 from a friend's apartment. Prosecutors said Flint took the money in April, leaving a handwritten note explaining that he was on his way to Chicago to work out for the Bulls. According to prosecutors, the note read: "I had to borrow $2,800, but don't worry." In the spring of 1997 after his senior season, he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence after being arrested at his apartment following a dispute with his girlfriend. His assistant coach in high school was Mick Cronin, who went to become a successor to Huggins.
Daymond Forney, Fresno State (Jerry Tarkanian) - Quit the Bulldogs late in the 1997-98 campaign shortly after he was reinstated following a drug-related suspension and arrest for breaking a student's jaw.
Chet Forte, Columbia (Lou Rossini) - ABC Sports' top director was humbled by a gambling sickness that left him $1.5 million in debt and with legal problems that almost sent him to prison. In March 1992, he was given five years' probation, ordered to perform 400 hours of community service, make restitution of past debts and pay $39,000 in back federal taxes. Forte was named UPI's national player of the year in 1956-57.
Joe Forte, North Carolina (Bill Guthridge and Matt Doherty) - Maryland state police arrested him in early May, 2003, after finding marijuana and a handgun in his car on a trip back from New York, where he met his idol, rapper Jay-Z. Two-time All-ACC guard (1999-2000 and 2000-01) also faced an assault charge when he allegedly punched a man in the face during a pickup game. Questions linger about his mother being hired by the sports agency he subsequently affiliated with upon leaving school early.
Steve Francis, Maryland (Gary Williams) - J.C. recruit and All-American in 1998-99 was taken into custody in early October 2010 at Los Angeles International Airport for resisting arrest. He appeared intoxicated and was creating a stir at a ticket counter. Five months earlier, a 20-year-old woman on his record label filed a groping complaint against him.
Terry Furlow, Michigan State (Gus Ganakas) - All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection in 1974-75 and 1975-76 died in a car wreck at age 25 on May 23, 1980. There was Valium and cocaine in his bloodstream.
Dairese Gary, New Mexico (Steve Alford) - The Lobos' leading scorer in 2010-11 was arrested in early May 2011 for aggravated DWI after crashing his car into a set of mailboxes at an apartment complex.
Tate George, Connecticut (Jim Calhoun) - All-Big East Conference third-team selection as a senior surrendered to federal authorities in New Jersey in mid-September 2011 to face charges stemming from what prosecutors say was a Ponzi scheme. From 2005 to when he was charged, George allegedly persuaded people - including former professional athletes - to invest in what he promised would be high-return real estate development projects in Florida, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey. Best known for a last-second turnaround jumper that gave UConn a victory over Clemson in the 1990 NCAA regional semifinals, he claimed to be managing a real estate portfolio of more than $500 million in assets.
Gus Gerard, Virginia (William Gibson) - Intending to commit suicide after a three-day binge of nothing but cocaine and vodka around Cleveland, Gerard left his station wagon running in the closed garage of his rented home but woke up realizing the auto had run out of gas. "A lot of times I treated the drug dealers better than I treated my own family," Gerard told the Houston Chronicle. He even stole money from his mother's purse to support his habit. After going through the John Lucas Treatment Center in Houston, Gerard eventually became a licensed chemical dependency counselor and is president of Pro Counseling, which he uses to educate at-risk adolescents for local justices of the peace. Gerard led the Cavaliers in scoring and rebounding as an All-ACC second-team selection in 1973-74 before leaving school early for the pros.
David Girley, Oregon (Don Monson) - Ordered back to jail the fall of 1994 after being accused of trying to harass women who claim he sexually abused them. Los Angeles product played for the Ducks for four years in the mid-1980s.
Carl Golston, Wisconsin (Bill Cofield)/Loyola of Chicago (Gene Sullivan) - Sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery. Golston, who averaged a national-runnerup 9.2 apg in 1984-85 after placing sixth in the nation in free-throw percentage the previous season, and three others held up a liquor store and tied up four victims. One of the victims freed himself and wrote down the license number of Golston's vehicle. In March, 2006, when Golston was 42, he was charged with a felony count of cocaine possession with intent to deliver.
Glen Gondrezick, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - The third-leading scorer for the Rebels' 1977 Final Four team attempted suicide in Boulder, Colo., in the summer of 1986. Immersed in marital problems, he shot himself with a .22-caliber rifle. The bullet punctured his lung and passed through his body. He went on to become a UNLV radio/TV color commentator for 17 years before passing away in late April 2009 due to complications from a heart transplant that he received the previous September.
Grant Gondrezick, Pepperdine (Jim Harrick) - Pleaded guilty in 1987 to a witness-tampering charge and was sentenced to three years' probation after being one of three Phoenix Suns players indicted in a cocaine-related scandal. Requested admission to a substance-abuse treatment center in 1989 as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. Pleaded guilty in August 2009 in a mortgage fraud case involving the sale of 24 homes in Houston suburbs.
Gavin Grant, North Carolina State (Herb Sendek and Sidney Lowe) - Found not guilty of charges of first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery stemming from a home invasion in late September 2010. The victim in the case was former NCSU baseball outfielder Domonique Rodgers, a J.C. transfer from California who was charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling and selling a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Grant, who moved to New York from Jamaica at the age of nine, was charged with a felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses in January 2009 involving credit card fraud at a Raleigh, N.C., department store. He averaged 10.2 ppg and 4.2 rpg from 2004-05 through 2007-08.
Artie Green, Marquette (Hank Raymonds) - In the fall of 1987, the New York City product, nicknamed "The Grasshopper" because of his leaping ability, was placed on probation for four years after pleading guilty to armed robbery and burglary chaarges (service station and apartment building where he was living). The Milwaukee County circuit judge also ordered the J.C. transfer to complete a drug rehabilitation program. Green's lawyer said the weapon used in the robbery was a toy gun and that Green, a 10th-round draft choice in 1981 by the Milwaukee Bucks after averaging a modest 6.5 ppg in his three-year career, turned to crime for money to spend on cocaine. Two years later, Green received a five-year prison term for selling drugs.
Eddie Griffin, Seton Hall (Tommy Amaker) - Charged in November 2003 with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a woman claiming to be his girlfriend accused him of punching her in the face and shooting a pistol at her car as she drove away. Earlier in the year, he had been arrested for possession of marijuana. Checked into Betty Ford Center in 2004 to get six weeks of treatment for alcohol abuse. Pleaded guilty to inattentive driving early in the 2005-06 season before being suspended by the NBA for violating the anti-drug program in mid-January 2007. Killed in Houston in mid-August, 2007, when his Nissan SUV collided with a Union Pacific freight train in a fiery crash. It took four days for authorities to identify his body from dental records.
Kalen Grimes, Missouri (Quin Snyder and Mike Anderson) - Charged in July, 2007, with second-degree felony assault on allegations of using the butt end of a shotgun to hit a man in the face during a 3:00 a.m. fight in the parking lot of a St. Louis-area Dairy Queen. The Tigers' leading rebounder as a junior was dismissed from the squad after also having a loaded .40-caliber pistol in his car at the time of his arrest.
B.J. Grove, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Arrested for allegedly possessing crack cocaine in the fall of 2007. In mid-April 2003, he was arrested and charged with three weapons offenses after police said he fired a gun into the air at 12:45. Starter the second half of 2000-01 campaign for an NCAA playoff team, dropped off the squad before the next season. Suspended from UC's club in June 2000 after he was charged with beating and throwing bottles at his pregnant girlfriend. He was acquitted on the domestic violence charge after his girlfriend refused to testify.
Teddy Grubbs, DePaul (Ray Meyer) - Starter for the Blue Demons in the early 1980s was charged in the summer of 1987 with exposing himself to and attacking a woman who collected rent in his apartment building. Grubbs was convicted of lewd fondling and simple battery of a woman on a Chicago Transit Authority train in October of 1983 and was on probation for one year. He was charged with public indecency in June of 1986 and placed on conditional discharge for one year.
Anthony Grundy, North Carolina State (Herb Sendek) - In early February 2011, the 2001-02 All-ACC first-team selection was charged with habitual impaired driving, a felony, upon being charged with DWI for a sixth time. He had been arrested midway through his junior season as the Wolfpack's leading scorer after a female acquaintance accused him of physically assaulting her at her apartment. A criminal summons for simple assault was filed against Grundy in May 1999 but the charge was dismissed.
Joe Hammond - Harlem legend said he was offered $50,000 by the Lakers to sign after being selected in the NBA's hardship draft of 1971. "I loved the streets too much. They thought they were offering the world to this poor kid from the ghetto, but I didn't need the money," Hammond told the New York Times. "I was dealing drugs and shooting dice on the street from the age of 10, and by the time I was 15, I had my father hiding $50,000 for me in his bank account. By the time the Lakers made their offer, I had over $200,000 stashed in my apartment. I was making thousands of dollars a year selling marijuana and heroin. What was I going to do with $50,000?" But he wound up virtually penniless after twice serving prison terms because of his involvement with drugs.
Michael Haley, Wright State (Ralph Underhill) - Convicted by a jury of 23 felonies involving a 1995 rape, aggravated robbery and kidnapping in Dayton, Ohio. He was sentenced to 131 to 311 years in prison.
Phil Hankinson, Penn (Dick Harter and Chuck Daly) - Two-time All-Ivy League first-team selection (1971-72 and 1972-73), suffering from depression after his pro basketball career ended because of a knee injury, committed suicide in mid-November 1996 in Shelby County, Ky., with a single shot to the right temple from a semi-automatic handgun.
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri (Mike Anderson) - Chicago product was dismissed from team for missing two weeks of class while nursing a broken jaw at home. He allegedly sucker punched a cook (upset about "wings") before incurring an injury from another cook at a local nightclub midway through the 2007-08 season.
Reggie Harding - Seven-foot "gangster," the first player drafted into the NBA without having played in college (1962), was shot dead in an argument at a Detroit intersection at the age of 30 in 1972. According to a book about Florence Ballard, a member of the Supremes, Harding raped her at knifepoint in 1960. Local lore has it that, upon a masked Harding robbing the same gas station for the third time in his own neighborhood, the attendant told him he knew who it was. "No, man, it ain't me," Harding was said to have replied. "Shut up and give me the money!"
Jonathan Hargett, West Virginia (Gale Catlett) - Served five-year prison sentence for drug possession with intent to sell after being arrested in Richmond, Va., in mid-March 2008. Hargett, who was 6 when his father died while in prison, had three brothers in jail - two for rape and one for armed robbery. He attended four high schools and was the father of two daughters from different women by the time he went to college. Telling the New York Times he enrolled at West Virginia after being offered $20,000, Hargett led the Mountaineers in assists, steals and three-pointers and was runner-up in scoring as a freshman in 2001-02. According to the NYT, he abused marijuana for years and made $5,000 to $6,000 per week selling cocaine, a way of life resulting in him being shot with a bullet that remains lodged in his hip.
Jerome "Buddy" Harper, Cincinnati H.S. signee (Bob Huggins)/Iowa State J.C. signee (Larry Eustachy) - UC rescinded scholarship offer to 6-5 guard when he was jailed in Columbia, S.C., after a fight with his aunt's boyfriend in mid-February 2000. In mid-March 2008, he was considered a fugitive upon being named a suspect in the 1999 shooting death of his friend and local motel owner Nick Thompson. Reportedly arrested twice in summer of 2002 in Iowa before failing to hook on with the Cyclones.
Jamie Harris and Kevin Phillip, Drexel (Bruiser Flint) - New York City products faced robbery and weapons charges after an armed robbery in late July 2010 at a fellow student's apartment in Philadelphia where they went looking for cash but came away only with two iPhones. Harris was the team's leading scorer.
Tony Harris, Washington State (Kelvin Sampson) - Harris' body was found just before Thanksgiving, 2007, slumped against a tree in a dense thicket at a sprawling army training ground near the town of Formosa, Brazil. Police said he most likely committed suicide since the shoelace from one of his sneakers was wrapped around his neck. Harris, who averaged 12.4 ppg and 4.3 rpg for WSU in the mid-1990s before playing professionally overseas, had a history of paranoid behavior and just lost a job as a counselor at a juvenile rehabilitation facility in Seattle. His wife was pregnant with their first child.
David Harrison, Colorado (Ricardo Patton) - Suspended for five games for violating the NBA drug policy in January 2008. Slipping into heavy marijuana use, he attended a rehab program in Rayville, La., most of the summer after the season.
Antonio Haymon, Marshall (Donnie Jones and Tom Herrion) - Forward was dismissed from team just before the start of the 2010-11 campaign following an arrest reportedly for brandishing a weapon. Harmon had been suspended indefinitely following a drunken-driving arrest in the fall.
Alan Henderson, Indiana (Bob Knight) - Arrested and charged in early July 2005 at JFK International Airport in New York with carrying a gun (9 mm pistol stored in metal lock box inside his suitcase) in his luggage while trying to board a flight.
James "Skip" Henderson, Marshall (Rick Huckabay) - Accused in a grand larceny warrant in the summer of 1990 of taking a $19,500 automobile from a Huntington, W. Va., dealership that fired him. The Southern Conference's player of the year in 1987-88 was suspended from the CBA for the 1988-89 season after testing positive for cocaine. Spent 3 1/2 years in prison for a probation violation before he was sentenced to life without parole after facing felony charges stemming from the late September 2001 hijacking in his Cartersville, Ga., hometown of an auto, kidnapping the driver by holding a gun to his head and robbing a convenience store, threatening the cashier by pulling a gun out of his pocket but never pointing it (an air pistol) at her. Henderson, the leading scorer for Marshall team that tied a school record for most victories in a single season (25-6 in 1986-87), was a repeat offender because he pleaded guilty to a count of burglary and four counts of forgery in January 1991 and one count of robbery by intimidation and one count of first-degree forgery in March 1992.
Chris Herren, Boston College (Jim O'Brien)/Fresno State (Jerry Tarkanian) - His alcohol and drug abuse escalated until December 2004 when the two-time All-WAC selection was charged with possession of heroin and driving under the influence with a revoked license in Portsmouth, R.I., after being found unconscious with 18 packets containing heroin residue along with drug paraphernalia. In mid-2008, Herren attended multiple drug rehab facilities to get sober after he was found unconscious over the wheel of his car after it crashed into a telephone pole in his hometown of Fall River, Mass., with a bag of heroin on the passenger seat. Dismissed from BC's squad after failing drug tests, Herren attended a treatment center during one of his seasons with Fresno.
Bobby Hill, Illinois State (Tim Jankovich) - Medical redshirt was sentenced to three years' probation in late June 2010 and dismissed from ISU after pleading guilty to criminal sexual abuse (contact with a girl younger than 16).
Joe Hobbs, Florida (John Mauer) - All-American guard as a senior in 1957-58 was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison in mid-June 1988. Indiana native was convicted of more than two dozen counts of grand theft stemming from insurance fraud, violating his probation and then escaping from a prison work-release center.
Donald Hodge, Temple (John Chaney) - Sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty in April 2011 at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., to involvement in a cocaine conspiracy. Prosecutors said in court papers that drugs were stored at Hodge's condo. Hodge, a two-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference second-team selection, was sentenced in mid-April 2010 for attempted possession of cocaine. He had been arrested in early December 1995 for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on a Dallas freeway.
Baskerville Holmes, Memphis State (Dana Kirk) - A starting forward who averaged 9.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Tigers' 1985 Final Four team, he was arrested twice for domestic violence. Later, Holmes, an out-of-work truck driver, and his girlfriend were found shot to death March 18, 1997 in an apparent murder-suicide in Memphis. He was 32.
Jonathan Holton, Rhode Island (Jim Baron) - Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie team member as URI's leading rebounder was arrested in late March 2012 following complaints of video voyeurism by two female students that he took video of two separate consensual sexual encounters with them and posted the videos to Facebook. Just days later, he was charged with possession of stolen goods (laptop computer) resulting from a search of his dorm room. Holton was already on probation stemming from a 2009 strong-arm robbery in his hometown of Miami.
Shawn Hood, Cleveland State (Kevin Mackey) - The Vikings' leader in assists and steals in 1983-84 and 1984-85 resigned as an assistant coach for Rhode Island in August 2001 amid allegations he inappropriately touched a nine-year-old child. He pleaded innocent the previous month to two counts of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14. Returned to his alma mater in 2008-09 as a women's assistant coach.
Byron Houston, Oklahoma State (Leonard Hamilton and Eddie Sutton) - The Cowboys' all-time leading scorer (2,374 points from 1988-89 through 1991-92) pleaded guilty to multiple counts of indecent exposure in 2003 and became a registered sex offender. In mid-September, 2007, he was sentenced to four years in prison for violating probation on an indecent exposure conviction in his hometown of Oklahoma City. Defense witnesses said Houston suffered from bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
Anthony Hubbard, Iowa (Fran McCaffery)/Morgan State (Todd Bozeman) - J.C. recruit spent nearly four years behind bars (where he received his GED after being expelled in the 10th grade) following pleading guilty to malicious wounding, possession of a firearm and robbery stemming from a December 2003 burglary and battery while acting as the lookout and driver during the invasdon of a man's Virginia home. Less than a month after showing up in Iowa, he left in the summer of 2011 before ever playing with the Hawkeyes.
Ron Huery, Arkansas (Nolan Richardson) - Received a five-year prison sentence in mid-2008 for violating his probation and attempting to break into his ex-girlfriend's home. Arrested in mid-July 2005 on charges of rape, first-degree false imprisonment and third-degree domestic battery, plus a misdemeanor charge of obstructing governmental operations stemming from an incident involving an ex-girlfriend. In 1994, he was put on probation for eight years after a cocaine conviction in his hometown of Memphis, where he was also charged with drunken driving and driving on a revoked license. In 2002, Huery, who scored 1,550 points for the Razorbacks, sold his ring from the 1990 Final Four to help pay off fines and interest on 1991 traffic charges.
Tyler Hughes, Kansas State (Jim Wooldridge) - Dismissed from the Wildcats' team in August, 2006, because his name appeared in a registered sex offender database for aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Averaged 1.8 ppg and 2.2 rpg in three seasons.
LaKeith Humphrey, Kansas State (Lon Kruger)/Central Missouri State (Jim Wooldridge) - Sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the late November 2006 death of his former girlfriend, who was shot through her bedroom window about 3:40 a.m. in his hometown of Memphis. Humphrey, a J.C. recruit, averaged 12.6 ppg and 3.6 apg for the Wildcats' NCAA playoff team in 1988-89.
Anderson Hunt, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - The second-leading scorer for the Rebels' 1990 NCAA champion pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in connection with marijuana found in his possession during a traffic stop in October, 1993. In September, 2002, he was sentenced to probation and fined more than $1,300 for attempted embezzlement after acknowledging he kept a Las Vegas rental car beyond its due date. In May 1991, the local newspaper published photos of him with teammates David Butler and Moses Scurry in a hot tub with known sports fixer Richard Perry. Hunt never married and is the father of five.
Jeremy Hunt, Memphis (John Calipari) - Pleaded guilty to reckless aggravated assault and driving under the influence stemming from an early-morning crash in fall of 2011 when his Land Rover struck a truck stopped in a curb lane. The truck driver, checking on another motorist, lost both legs in the accident. Hunt, who averaged 9.5 ppg for the Tigers from 2002-03 through 2004-05, was previously in trouble with the law in January 2005 when he was charged with domestic assault (accused of striking his girlfriend). Later that year, Hunt broke his hand after getting into a fight.
Anthony "Jo Jo" Hunter, Maryland (Lefty Driesell)/Colorado (Bill Blair) - Incarcerated at the Medium Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg, Va., since the mid-1990s after convictions for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and money laundering. The Washington, D.C., product averaged 10.5 ppg in two seasons with the Terps in the late 1970s before becoming a two-time All-Big Eight Conference selection with the Buffaloes in the early 1980s.
Richard Hurd, Baylor (Scott Drew) - Sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after being found guilty stemming from his arrest in mid-June 2012 in connection with an alleged attempt to extort $1 million from Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. An undercover FBI agent apprehended Hurd, who threatened to release damaging information on quarterback RG3, a short time after he was given a check following reducing his asking price to $120,000 in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement. Hurd, the ex-boyfriend of Griffin's fiancee, averaged 4 ppg and 2.1 rpg as a freshman in 2004-05.
Kenny Hutchinson, Arkansas (Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson) - Arrested in the spring of 1989 and charged with delivery of cocaine after he allegedly sold the drug to a police informant working undercover at an apartment complex near the campus. New York prep sensation played a couple of seasons for the Razorbacks in the mid-1980s. "I started hanging out with a bad crowd," Hutchinson told the New York Times. "Right, a bad crowd in Fayetteville (Ark.). People can't believe it, but drugs are everywhere."
Dommanic Ingerson, Michigan (Tommy Amaker)/San Francisco (Philip Mathews and Jessie Evans) - Taken by Oakland police to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation in mid-February 2010 after allegedly stealing a woman's purse and attempting to elude cops by swimming across a 50-degree lake and emerging naked. Ingerson averaged 8.1 ppg for UM as a freshman in 2001-02 before averaging 6.2 ppg in three seasons with USF.
Allen Iverson, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.) - In the summer of 2002, he was charged with assault and other offenses for forcing his way into a Philadelphia apartment with a gun and threatening two men while looking for his wife. He was also sued for his part in a nightclub brawl in Washington in 2005. Iverson's wife, Tawanna, filed for divorce in early March 2010, a week after AI, beset by alcohol and gambling issues, left the 76ers. A judge used the signing of a $3 million divorce decree settlement as a moment to let Iverson know he felt his role as a father to the couple's five children was deplorable and suggested he was an alcoholic. He had been banished from casinos in Detroit and Atlantic City. NBA Rookie of the Year was arrested in the summer of 1997 for possession of a handgun and marijuana near Richmond, Va. As a teenager, he was arrested in a Hampton, Va., bowling alley brawl in 1993 and spent four months in prison before then-Gov. Douglas Wilder granted clemency, allowing him to enroll at Georgetown, where he became a first-team All-American as a sophomore in 1995-96. His defacto father spent a good portion of his adult life in and out of prison for dealing crack cocaine. Iverson, a rapper wannabee, performed a song on his CD containing the following words: "Man enough to pull a gun, be man enough to squeeze it." After squandering more than $150 million in NBA salary, Iverson was ordered by a judge in Georgia in mid-February 2012 to pay $860,000 he apparently owed a jeweler. Since Iverson didn't have the cash to pay the jeweler, the judge ordered his bank accounts commandeered and his earnings garnished. Iverson's Atlanta mansion was sold in a foreclosure auction in early February 2013.
Hercle Ivy, Iowa State (Maury John and Ken Trickey) - Three-time All-Big Eight Conference selection (1973-74 through 1975-76) was charged in February 1997 with stealing $3,750 from St. Louis' Midnite Basketball program and depositing the money into his personal bank account.
Zay Jackson, Murray State (Steve Prohm) - Guard from the Racers' standout 2011-12 squad served 49 days behind bars after pleading guilty to wanton endangerment and assault stemming from an incident in a Walmart parking lot in mid-September 2012. Officers responded to a disturbing altercation caught on surveillance video where he backed his white Monte Carlo into a couple as they attempted to copy down Jackson's license plate number after he flung a shopping cart into a nearby parked car. One of the pedestrians clung to Jackson's hood all the way across the front of the store and down around the corner of the building before finally thrown off the vehicle.
Frank "Spoon" James, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - Found dead in early June 2008 in a cell at the Las Vegas city jail. James, who averaged 9.9 ppg and 3.1 rpg in 1983-84 and 1984-85, had been detained for various traffic violations.
Henry James, St. Mary's, Tex. (Buddy Meyer) - Signed a plea agreement in March 2007, admitting to dealing more than five grams of crack cocaine to an undercover Fort Wayne (Ind.) narcotics detective. He was on probation for marijuana possession when busted with his six children (all under the age of 11) present during the deal. James, a J.C. recruit who averaged 19.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg in 1986-87 and 1987-88, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for distribution of a controlled substance.
Brandon Johnson, San Diego (Brad Holland and Bill Grier) - The Toreros' all-time leading scorer was sentenced to six months in prison for his part in a game-fixing scheme. Johnson, recruited to throw games as part of a betting ring, insisted he never manipulated a contest he played in although prosecutors allege he profited on several occasions his senior season in 2009-10.
DerMarr Johnson, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Sixth overall pick in 2000 NBA draft as a freshman was tasered and arrested outside a Denver nightclub in June of 2007, charged with interfering with police and resisting arrest. The next spring, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated in San Antonio. Johnson had been suspended for one game with the Bearcats for accepting money from his AAU coach to help pay tuition at a New England prep school.
Eddie Johnson, Auburn (Bob Davis) - Four-time All-SEC selection from 1973-74 through 1976-77 (19.5 ppg and 4.9 apg) dodged a barrage of bullets in a parking lot in South Atlanta in 1980. This was part of a downward spiral following a series of events that aroused suspicions he was involved with drugs. Exited the NBA because of his drug addiction in the mid-1980s. A psychiatrist said that Johnson was a manicdepressive. He faced a mandatory life sentence after being arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in Ocala, Fla., in the summer of 2006. Since 1989, online Marion County court records show Johnson had numerous convictions: burglary, battery, robbery, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. "People fail to understand, when you're involved with the drug culture, it's the hustle that goes along with it," Johnson said.
Henry Norris Johnson Jr., Voorhees College (Michael Cheaney) - Junior guard in 2011-12 when he was arrested in Lexington County, S.C., in mid-February in connection with a deadly shooting. A man bled to death after being shot with a shotgun in his upper leg during a drug-related robbery at his home.
Michael Johnson, Alaska-Anchorage (Ron Abegglen) - The 1989 NCAA Division II first-team All-American, who scored a team-high 20 points in a 70-66 upset of eventual NCAA champion Michigan, was arrested in December 1999 and charged with raping a woman. Johnson, who was teaching basketball and aerobics classes at UAA, had been scheduled to leave Alaska in a couple of weeks to take a high school teaching job in California.
Avondre Jones, Southern California (George Raveling and Charles Parker)/Fresno State (Jerry Tarkanian) - Convicted in December 1998 of threatening a man with a Samurai sword in his apartment just hours after a FSU game in the NIT. Gangsta rapper wannabee also was convicted on a felony charge of having a gun while on probation (for gun possession) and a misdemeanor marijuana charge. Jones, sentenced to six months in jail, was acquitted on six charges, including theft, extortion and assault with a deadly weapon.
Dontae' Jones, Mississippi State (Richard Williams) - The most serious charges were dismissed but he faced up to 14 years in prison if convicted on all charges stemming from a shooting where seven people were wounded in late April, 1999, outside a Nashville, Tenn., nightclub after an argument between a Memphis rap group and an entertainment promoter. Jones, the NJCAA player of the year in 1994-95 before helping lead the Bulldogs to the 1996 Final Four, was accused of simple assault with bodily injury, reckless endangerment and felony vandalism.
Bobby Joyce, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - One of two men who robbed a disabled Vietnam vet of $880 as he waited in a Santa Ana, Calif., bus stop in his wheelchair in the spring of 2011. In March 1993, an arrest warrant was issued for Joyce in Nevada in connection with a bar robbery. California court records show he pleaded guilty in 1997 to a felony for unlawful possession of a controlled substance (spending 16 months in state prison for that offense) and another felony in 2000 for attempting to possess a controlled substance (getting eight months in state prison for that crime). He pleaded guilty again in 2005 for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and then again in 2007 (felonies both times). In 2008, he pleaded guilty to two felonies: receiving stolen property and abuse of a spouse/cohabitant. Averaging only 2.1 ppg and 2.3 rpg with the Rebels in 1990-91 and 1991-92, perhaps his most memorable moment as a college player was leading a team protest after a Nevada Regent allegedly said Tarkanian recruited too many "ghetto kids."
Robert "Jeep" Kelley, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian)/Hawaii (Larry Little) - Pittsburgh high school legend served prison time in 1984 for selling heroin to undercover police detectives. Averaged 6.7 ppg in half a season with Hawaii in 1976-77 after dropping out of UNLV before his career there began. "You don't want to be in jail," Kelley said. "Believe me, it's no picnic."
Shawn Kemp, Kentucky signee (Eddie Sutton) - Troubling pattern of drug use led to multiple league suspensions coupled with a proclivity for fathering children out of wedlock. He was arrested in 2005 for possession of cocaine and marijuana and was again charged with possession of pot in 2006. Left UK as an academic non-qualifier after getting caught but not charged for selling stolen gold jewelry belonging to the coach's son.
Chad Kinch, UNC Charlotte (Lee Rose and Mike Pratt) - The third-leading scorer for UNCC's 1977 Final Four team as a freshman, died at his parents' home in Cartaret, N.J., from complications caused by AIDS. He passed away on April 3, 1994, the day between the Final Four semifinals and final in Charlotte. The host school happened to be UNC Charlotte. It was the second time Kinch's parents lost a son. Sixteen years earlier, Ray Kinch, a Rutgers football player, was killed in a house fire.
Bernard King, Tennessee (Ray Mears) - Three-time SEC MVP in the mid-1970s had several encounters with the law before being arrested in 1980 on charges of assaulting a woman in his apartment. He also faced an assault charge in 1994 after a woman accused him of choking her and was arrested for spousal abuse in late October 2004 (charge dropped per counseling agreement).
Jimmy King, Michigan (Steve Fisher) - "Fab Five" member was arrested in Pontiac, Mich., in August 2011 on accusations he failed to pay $17,000 in child support and ignored repeated warnings to get back on schedule. Authorities had been working for three years to get King to get up to date with the payments.
Richard "Pee Wee" Kirkland, Norfolk State (Ernest Fears) - New York street player, drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1969, was a drug kingpin who had a Rolls Royce before he had a driver's license. The juco recruit became a college teammate of NBA standout Bob Dandridge but landed in prison, incarcerated first in 1971 in Lewisburg, Pa., on drug-related conspiracy charges, then from 1981 to 1988 in LaTuna, Tex., for tax evasion. The gangster from Harlem went on to make a 180 in life, becoming an educator and motivational speaker.
Miladin Kovacevic, Binghamton (Kevin Broadus) - Serbian redshirt was arrested in his homeland after jumping bail in the wake of being charged with brutally beating a fellow student into a coma at a bar in early May 2008. In a plea bargain in mid-September 2010, Kovacevic agreed to serve nearly two years in prison in his homeland, potentially ending a case that had strained relations with the U.S. In the aftermath of two former Serbian diplomats abusing their positions by providing a false passport to Kovaceivc, the Serbian government paid $900,000 to the student's family. He played sparingly as a freshman in 2006-07 (1.5 ppg and 2.5 rpg).
Bryson Krueger, Arizona State (Rob Evans) - J.C. transfer was the Sun Devils' second-leading scorer in 2005-06 before he was kicked off the team during the summer following his arrest for possession of a gun and various drugs reportedly owned by him. Krueger was taken into custody after police said two Ecstasy pills, a Xanax painkiller pill, four grams of cocaine and an unregistered, loaded .40-caliber handgun were found in his car.
Rick Kuhn, Boston College (Bob Zuffelato and Tom Davis) - The three-year letterman for the Eagles in the late 1970s spent 28 months in prison for conspiring with professional gamblers to rig games.
John Lamb, Morehead State (Donnie Tyndall)/Iowa State (Fred Hoiberg) - Arrested in his home in early May 2011 and charged with manufacturing marijuana. Lamb had 54 three-pointers in two seasons with Morehead.
Eugene Land, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - In order to avoid being arrested for various improprieties, he jumped out of the second story of a house in the summer of 2000 to evade police, incurring a potentially career-ending dislocated right knee. Evicted from apartment twice in 2000. Failed to display a license in 2003 after his third car crash in three years. Land, who averaged 3.2 ppg in 1998-99, was arrested for shoplifting at a Dillard's department store late in the summer of 1999 prior to his sophomore season.
Drew Lavender, Oklahoma (Kelvin Sampson)/Xavier (Seth Miller) - Two-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference second-team selection was arrested shortly after his career ended in early April 2008 in Cincinnati on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. He was arrested at OU and charged with recklessly causing annoyance at a nightclub over the summer.
Todd Leary, Indiana (Bob Knight) - Handed a two-year home detention sentence after pleading guilty in mid-July 2010 to charges stemming from an ex-business partner's multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme. Prosecutors say Leary, who was an analyst for IU's radio broadcasts when he was arrested, worked for a title insurance broker who pleaded guilty in a $2.7 million fraud case. Leary, who averaged 5 ppg for the Hoosiers in the early 1990s, also faced charges connected to the theft of high-end appliances from foreclosed homes.
Justin Leemow, North Carolina Central (LeVelle Moton) - NCCU's leader in assists and steals in 2010-11 was accused early in the next season of selling marijuana (393 grams in his possession) out of his Durham apartment.
Keith LeGree, Louisville (Denny Crum)/Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - The Bearcats' leader in assists in 1994-95 and 1995-96 incurred a couple of DUIs in a short span late in the 2004-05 season while serving as an assistant coach for his alma mater.
Darryl "Pee Wee" Lenard, Georgia (Hugh Durham)/St. Louis (Rich Grawer) - Charged in February 1997 with stealing more than $50,000 from St. Louis' Midnite Basketball program as its director and spending most of the money on a local gambling casino boat. He led the Billikens in assists three consecutive seasons in the mid-1980s.
Donald Little, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Dismissed from the Bearcats' squad in the spring of 2002 after he was charged with kidnapping, beating and burning his roommate. Little received a 30-day jail sentence for his part in an attack on his roommate Justin Hodge, who was suspected of having something to do with $2,500 missing after Little withdrew it from a bank. Hodge allegedly was hit on the head with a whiskey bottle and weight bar, tied with tape to a plastic lawn chair, burned with a heated coat hanger and stabbed in the leg. Little, a center, had a couple of run-ins with the law the previous year - pleading guilty to reduced charge of persistent disorderly conduct for assaulting a female tavern manager and reduced charges of reckless driving, an open-container violation and having no driver's license in his possession. In February 1999, he had several driving citations.
Lewis Lloyd, Drake (Bob Ortegel) - Beset by cocaine problems triggering a ban from the NBA in 1987. The previous year, the Stouffer Hotel Corporation sued him for an unpaid bill of more than $49,000 that had been charged to his room during a stay at one of its Houston hotels. He also was arrested in the spring of 1990 for nonpayment of child support.
Kevin Loder, Alabama State (James Oliver) - All-American in 1980-81 was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1994 for dealing cocaine. "The addiction undermined anything I tried to do," he said.
Brad Lohaus, Iowa (George Raveling and Dr. Tom Davis) - All-Big Ten Conference selection in 1986-87 received two years of probation in mid-January 2006 for not delivering fishing rods that he auctioned on eBay. He was charged with theft in 2004 after receiving more than $1,700 from auction bidders seeking rods and other unspecified merchandise. Lohaus also pleaded guilty in September 2005 to domestic assault after his girlfriend suffered a cut to her lip and a bump on the head.
Art Long, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - In the mid-1990s, the J.C. vagabond was accused of choking his girlfriend after being found not guilty of an infamous "Blazing Saddles" incident assaulting (punching four times) a police horse. The Bearcats' leader in rebounding and blocked shots in 1994-95 was involved in a couple of other domestic violence incidents in 1997.
Sidney Lowe Sr., North Carolina State (Norm Sloan/Jim Valvano) - Playmaker for 1983 NCAA championship team was arrested in mid-February 2013 and charged with failing to file his state income tax returns the last three years he coached his alma mater (2009 through 2011). Lowe, earning about $900,000 annually, was one of the state's highest-paid employees. In the summer of 2008, his son was sentenced to 15 months at a prison farm after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana and the drug Ecstasy, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and six counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping stemming from a home invasion.
Sam Mack, Iowa State (Johnny Orr)/Arizona State (Bill Frieder)/Houston (Pat Foster) - In 1988, he was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. While at Iowa State (where he averaged 11.8 ppg and 6.1 rpg in 1988-89), he was acquitted of all charges after being arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism following a theft at a Burger King. After transferring to Arizona State, he was accused of raping a student on campus and also stealing an American Express card to purchase $1,400 in gold jewelry. Moving on to Houston (where he averaged a team-high 17.5 ppg in 1991-92), Mack was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Arrested in the summer of 2000 after police officers found 19 bags of marijuana in his car following a high-speed chase in a Chicago suburb. After a seven-year NBA career, he was charged by a grand jury in August, 2003, with attempted first-degree murder in Illinois.
Jonathan "Bud" Mackey, Indiana recruit (Kelvin Sampson) - Kentucky product was arrested in late September, 2007, and served time for trafficking in cocaine. In mid-May 2009, he was arrested after police claim he fired a stolen gun out of a car. In early June 2011, the 2007 Kentucky Sweet 16 MVP was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison for felony theft, escape and trafficking in a controlled substance, along with a probation violation.
Earl "The Goat" Manigault, Johnson C. Smith (William McCullough) - Harlem legend, who dropped out of college after one semester, developed a heroin habit. In 1969, the 6-1 Manigault, boasting a 50-inch vertical leap, was arrested on drug charges and sent to prison for 16 months. Sent back to prison for two years in the late 1970s for attempted robbery. "For every Michael Jordan, there's an Earl Manigault," The Goat (Greatest Of All Time) told the New York Times before he was denied a heart transplant and died from heart failure in 1998 at 53. "We all can't make it. But I'm nothing phony. And there was a time when I gave the people what they wanted." In 1996, HBO aired a movie about his life.
Roy Marble Jr., Iowa (George Raveling and Tom Davis) - Three-time All-Big Ten Conference selection was suspended by the NBA in late February 1990 for remainder of his rookie season after failing a drug test. In June 2006, Marble was charged with and pleaded guilty to drunken driving as a habitual offender in Lynn County (Iowa). In late summer 2009, he was charged with driving while barred, driving while revoked, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle without an ignition device required for drunken driving test failure. He was the leading scorer for Iowa's all-time winningest team (30-5 in 1986-87).
Leonel Marquetti, Southern California (Bob Boyd and Stan Morrison)/Hampton (Hank Ford) - Former McDonald's All-American was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder in a March 25, 2010, slaying in Plant City, Fla. Prosecutors portrayed Marquetti as a hoarder who was jealous of a wrongly-assumed relationship with an ex-girlfriend, a German-born dog breeder. Marquetti shot a white handyman four times - once as he faced him and three times as his victim lay facedown. Jurors also found him guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm and false imprisonment. The Los Angeles native averaged 4.8 ppg in 1978-79 and 1979-80 with USC before transferring.
Elmer Martin Jr., Arkansas (Nolan Richardson) - Backup forward for the Razorbacks' 1994 NCAA titlist and starter at the end of the next season received a 15-year prison term in late July 2008 after pleading guilty to drug charges. A county deputy prosecutor said that delivery of a controlled substance charges involved cocaine, and that intent to deliver charges involved cocaine and Ecstasy. During two weeks earlier in the year, detectives made two controlled cocaine purchases from Martin.
Jerry Martin, Furman (Joe Williams) - Outfielder's major league baseball career was suspended in 1984 for involvement with drugs. He served a three-month sentence in the Fort Worth Correctional Institute with Kansas City Royals teammate Willie Wilson. J.C. transfer was named MVP after leading the 1971 Southern Conference Tournament in scoring.
Anthony Mason, Tennessee State (Larry Reid) - Three criminal rape complaints were filed against the OVC's leading scorer in 1987-88 in three years in three different states. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child after being charged with statutory rape in New York. Mason amassed a string of off-court indiscretions, principally involving nightclub fights. He was also arrested in 1989 on a felony gun-possession charge.
Bryant Matthews, Virginia Tech (Ricky Stokes and Seth Greenberg) - All-Big East first-team selection as a senior in 2003-04 served nine months in jail after being found guilty in Australia of sexually assaulting a woman in late August 2006.
DeWitt Maxwell, Fairfield (Tim O'Toole) - Starting power forward was charged with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license and disorderly conduct after being accused of breaking into a house at about 3:30 a.m. in early October, 2005, in an effort to avoid police.
Vernon Maxwell, Florida (Norman Sloan) - "Mad Max" was notorious for his erratic public behavior and run-ins with the law. All-SEC first-team selection in 1986-87 and 1987-88 spent five days in jail in April, 2004, for failing to pay about $160,000 in child support. He was extradited from Cobb County, Ga., after being charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault. Soon after declaring bankruptcy in 1998, a Houston court ruled Maxwell should pay $592,000 to a woman who said he knowingly infected her with herpes. Maxwell was also arrested for possession of marijuana in late summer 1995.
Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben, Binghamton (Kevin Broadus) - Pleaded guilty to a felony drug dealing charge in mid-May 2010 as part of a plea deal after being arrested the previous September in his hometown of Troy, N.Y., for allegedly possessing and selling cocaine. The UMass transfer, who led Binghamton to its first appearance in the NCAA playoffs, was one of six players dismissed from the program as allegations of NCAA rules violations surfaced.
Danny McElroy, Bowling Green State (Louis Orr) - Part-time starter in 2010-11 (5 ppg and 3.3 rpg) was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and theft during the summer of 2011 after the Cincinnati native was dismissed from the Falcons' program a couple of months earlier. A 16-year-old girl set up the armed home invasion of her mother. In February 2010, he was arrested and charged with marijuana possession.
Andre and Darrell McGee, New Mexico (Dave Bliss) - In June, 1998, the brothers were each charged with one count of distribution of less than five grams of crack cocaine. Darrell was also charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute, while Andre was also charged with two counts of possession. They combined for 10.3 ppg for the Lobos in 1989-90.
Howard McNeil, Seton Hall (Bill Raftery) - Convicted at Norristown, Pa., in early February 1999 of third-degree murder in the stabbing death of a suspected prostitute. Police said the woman's skull was cracked when she was pushed into a wall before being stabbed to death. According to prosecutors, McNeil also stole a safe filled with drugs from the house. McNeil, an All-Big East Conference third-team selection as a junior in 1980-81, was found guilty of related drug and theft charges, but not convicted on more serious first- and second-degree murder charges. In 1976, he shot a friend in the head with a handgun at a Valentine's Day party, but was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and avoided jail.
Cliff Meely, Colorado (Sox Walseth) - All-American in 1970-71 was charged in Boulder, Colo., in 1985 with possession of cocaine and two counts of selling the drug to an undercover officer. "I tried to distract myself from problems by using drugs and becoming an addict," Meely said. "After getting caught, they gave me treatment, classes, specialists, etc. My doctors taught me about the harm of drugs, and they were able to get me off cocaine and get me going in the right direction."
Mike Mercer, Georgia (Dennis Felton)/South Florida (Stan Heath) - Dismissed from USF's team after two arrests in a five-month span (misdemeanor charges of public consumption of alcohol and possession of marijuana). He had transferred from Georgia after being dismissed from that program for being "a disruption to the team."
Darius Miles, St. John's signee (Mike Jarvis) - The third pick overall in the 2000 NBA draft after bypassing college because of scholastic shortcomings was arrested at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in August 2011 accused of attempting to bring a gun through security. He sat out 10 games in 2008-09 for violating the NBA's substance abuse policy before being arrested that summer in Fairview Heights, Ill., on a marijuana possession charge.
Nate Miles, Connecticut (Jim Calhoun) - Freshman who attended six high schools was expelled from UConn the fall of 2008 following a hearing concerning whether the Toledo, Ohio, native assaulted a female student. Miles, who said he got $250 every few days in high school from an NBA agent introduced to him by a former UConn assistant, went on to claim he twice received standardized test assistance from a UConn booster. When the Huskies captured the 2011 NCAA title, MOP Kemba Walker's original college roommate was essentially homeless, recovering from a violent assault that left him with a stab wound and punctured lung. "I don't feel like it's fair, but it'sj life; life isn't fair," miles told the New York Times.
Kevin Millen, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.) - Backup Hoya in mid-1990s was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to return to his Memphis hometown and stay away from Washington after being arrested twice in fall of 1998 stemming from accusations of stalking and making threatening phone calls to Thompson. Charged with unlawful entry after being detained by campus security for allegedly trying to reach the office of the university president. In the wake of several dozen alleged menacing phone calls to the school's athletic office earlier in the year, he was apprehended the previous week and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Court records indicated Millen was upset over job opportunities arranged by Thompson that didn't pan out. Millen had an unsuccessful primary run for Congress in 2010.
Branden Miller, Montana State (Mick Durham) - Sentenced to 120 years in prison (100 for deliberate homicide, 10 for use of a weapon and 10 for tampering with evidence) after being charged with murder in late June 2006 in the shooting death of a suspected cocaine dealer whose body was found at the school's agronomy farm. Investigators said the murder weapon was one of two .40-caliber handguns Miller bought from a pawn shop two weeks before the incident. He was the Bobcats' third-leading scorer in 2004-05 before becoming academically ineligible.
Derrick Miller, Kentucky (Eddie Sutton and Rick Pitino) - Pleaded guilty to criminal intent in late November 2009 in connection with a ticket scam case. Police said Miller, who averaged 16.4 ppg for UK in 1988-89 and 1989-90, accepted payment of about $5,000 in advance for UK basketball tickets when they weren't available to him to sell. He also agreed to enroll in a rehab program with his attorney claiming Miller had developed a drug problem that led to his fraud.
Oliver Miller, Arkansas (Nolan Richardson) - The 6-9, 300-pounder pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and carrying a handgun. Miller, who led the nation in field-goal shooting as a junior in 1990-91 (70.4%), was accused of assaulting his girlfriend's brother during a cookout in Maryland in April 2011. The alleged pistol-whipping incident caused the brother/victim to be hospitalized and to receive 11 staples in his head to close wounds.
William Mills, Tennessee (Don DeVoe)/Arkansas (Eddie Sutton/Nolan Richardson) - Died as the 1991 year started after being shot at a Fayetteville, Ark., nightclub with a shotgun and semiautomatic pistol. Mills was kicked off the Razorbacks' team during the 1986-87 season because of recurring drug problems.
Dirk Minniefield, Kentucky (Joe B. Hall) - Arrested by FBI agents and charged in December 2008 in an alleged $10 million mortgage scheme in the Houston area. He previously had been involved in a program called Bouncing Back, where he shares his story about addiction and recovery. In February, 1991, Minniefield was ordered to serve a 12-month sentence for violating probation. He had been put on probation the previous summer on the condition he remain drug-free after pleading guilty to misdemeanor theft charges.
Robert Mitchell, Duquesne (Ron Everhart)/Seton Hall (Bobby Gonzalez) - The Pirates' leading rebounder and second-leading scorer as a sophomore in 2008-09 faced charges with another former Seton Hall player (Kelly Whitney) stemming from an armed robbery in northern New Jersey in mid-March 2010. Prosecutors alleged that Mitchell and Whitney entered a home to purchase marijuana but decided to force eight occupants by gunpoint into a common area where they robbed them of credit cards, personal documents, cell phones, cameras and about $300 in cash. Mitchell, who averaged a team-high 16.4 ppg as a freshman for Duquesne in 2006-07, pleaded guilty in the fall of 2010 to criminal restraint and burglary. Mitchell, after testifying against Whitney, was sentenced to five years' probation for his role while Whitney received a three-year prison term.
Jack Molinas, Columbia (Lou Rossini) - The Lions' leading scorer as a sophomore in 1950-51 served five years in prison for his role as "master fixer" in point-shaving scandals. Molinas, barred from the NBA for betting on his own team, was subsequently murdered at his home in California.
Harry Moore, St. Bonaventure (Tom Chapman and Jim Baron) - Arrested in 2001 for sticking up ATM patrons with a fake gun in his hometown of Philadelphia. Two-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference first-team selection led the Bonnies in scoring and rebounding all three seasons from 1991-92 through 1993-94.
Donte Morales, UNC Wilmington (Buzz Peterson) - After averaging 7.2 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 2011-12, he was planning to transfer along with several teammates before being arrested locally in early June and charged with multiple crimes - including felony possession of marijuana and conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana.
Taurean Moy, LeMoyne-Owen (William Anderson) - Memphis product, who set a national H.S. single-game record with 24 three-pointers in December 2000 a day before he was arrested and charged with assault and possession of marijuana, was kicked out of Eastern Oklahoma State midway through the 2002-03 junior college campaign. The next spring, he was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child in Nebraska, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to three years in prison. Charged with domestic assault in the spring of 2009 before pleading guilty to failure to have a Tennessee Sex Offender Registry identification card - or a sex offender designation on his license - with him when he was stopped on traffic charges in November 2011. All but nine of his 110 field goals were three-pointers in 2009-10 when he averaged 12.5 ppg for LeMoyne-Owen.
Jerrod Mustaf, Maryland (Lefty Driesell) - The family of a slain Phoenix woman who was pregnant with Mustaf's child settled their wrongful-death lawsuit against him in September, 1998, for an estimated $500,000. Mustaf's cousin was convicted of killing the woman, but when the Maricopa County attorney failed to prosecute Mustaf, the woman's parents accused Mustaf of masterminding the 1993 murder. The parents accused Mustaf of paying his cousin to kill their daughter so he could avoid paying child support and the bad publicity that would come with an illegitimate child. The family alleged that her refusal to accept $5,000 from Mustaf, the Terrapins' leading scorer in 1989-90, and get an abortion was the motivation for the murder. He was involved in a physical confrontation with his girlfriend in a school dormitory in 1989, assault charges were filed against him by his fiancee in 1993 (subsequently dropped) and he reportedly twice violated a protective order for his wife in 2001.
Shawn Myrick, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Received six-month jail sentence, three years probation and 300 hours of community service in mid-October 1999 for sexual battery. Prosecutors said the woman was "substantially impaired."
Lee Nailon, Texas Christian (Billy Tubbs) - Charges were dropped during the summer of 1999 after the All-American was arrested for suspicion of drug possession and evading arrest. Midway through the 2005-06 NBA season, Nailon was arrested outside Philadelphia for apparently beating his wife.
Dennis Nathan, Fresno State (Jerry Tarkanian) - Convicted of possession and distribution of crack cocaine in June 1998 in Portland, Ore., before he joined the Bulldogs. Nathan was averaging 5.6 ppg and 2.3 apg when he was suspended from FSU's squad in February, 2001, for conduct detrimental to the team.
Howard Nathan, DePaul (Joey Meyer)/Northeast Louisiana (Mike Vining) - Between 1996 and 2002, Nathan had five convictions on his rap sheet, although only one resulted in jail time, a 90-day sentence in 1999 for misdemeanor resisting and obstructing a peace officer. At NLU after encountering academic difficulties with DePaul, Nathan claims he feared for his life following a fight with a gang member and began carrying a gun to class. In late July 2006, his legs were paralyzed when an allegedly drunk driver slammed into his car in the early morning and sent it careening into a house in his hometown of Peoria, Ill.
Tyrone Nelson, New Mexico State (Reggie Theus) - Dismissed from the Aggies' squad in July, 2007, after pleading no contest to charges stemming from an August, 2006, robbery of a Domino's Pizza delivery man. A state district judge ordered the Prairie View A&M transfer to serve four years' probation and perform 100 hours of community service. Nelson was an All-WAC first-team selection in 2005-06.
Tyrone Nesby, UNLV (Bill Bayno) - Arrested in late January, 2008, on a charge of contempt of court. He was in arrears on court-ordered child support payments in Illinois totaling more than $300,000. In April, 2001, he spent the night in jail after being arrested in his locker room on a battery charge that was later dropped. While in junior college at Vincennes (Ind.) in 1995, the last of 14 children was accused of hitting a fellow student in the face in an argument over the O.J. Simpson verdict.
Danny Nieman, Coastal Carolina (Cliff Ellis) - Three run-ins with the law in four years, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in August 2009 in his hometown of Concord, N.C., before being arrested and booked by the Horry County (S.C.) police in early July 2011 for having an open container of alcohol in a car and removed from team in mid-October 2012 after his arrest on charges of DUI and hit and run with property damage. He started 47 games over two seasons.
Mike Niles, Cal State Fullerton (Bobby Dye) - After playing briefly with the Phoenix Suns, the starter for the Titans' 1978 West Regional finalist was convicted in late January 1989 of hiring a man to murder his wife. She died of a shotgun blast to the head from close range. The prosecution contended that Niles arranged to pay $5,000 to kill his wife after collecting $100,000 from a life insurance policy. A witness testified that Niles said he wanted his wife killed because she "messed me out" of money from basketball.
Bryant Northern, Louisville (Rick Pitino) - Busted in Indiana in 2005 for burglarizing a golf club, violating the terms of an almost-completed diversion program. Two years earlier, he pleaded guilty to stealing and forging checks worth more than $3,000 and was dismissed from the Cardinals' squad. He was back in jail in January 2010, accused of violating the terms of probation stemming from pleading guilty to class D felony theft in 2008. Northern's attorney said his client had a gambling addiction that led to the criminal activity.
Michael Olowokandi, Pacific (Bob Thomason) - The overall No. 1 selection in the 1998 NBA draft was booked on three felony allegations (cohabitant abuse, robbery and false imprisonment) in December, 2001, after being arrested past 3:00 a.m. at his home in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Three years later, police used a stun gun to subdue him when he refused to leave an Indianapolis club about 3:00 a.m. His ex, Suzie Ketcham, was arrested during a spring 2010 taping of a reunion segment for a reality show (Basketball Wives).
Jose Ortiz, Oregon State (Ralph Miller) - Pacific-10 Conference MVP in 1986-87 was ordered to spend six months in prison and nine months in a drug rehabilitation facility after pleading guilty in the fall of 2011 to drug charges in Puerto Rico following an agreement with federal prosecutors. Ortiz was busted at a rental home in his central mountain hometown of Cayey where ICE agents seized 218 marijuana plants along with 40 rounds of assault rifle ammunition. Shortly thereafter, a judge revoked his bail, saying Ortiz had tested positive for cocaine.
Russell Otis, Southern Utah State (Bob Schermerhorn) - Two-time All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first-team swingman (1984-85 and 1985-86) was acquitted in April 2001 of sexually molesting one of his players after being arrested the previous fall by Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives on suspicion of having violating California's penal code regarding sodomy with a person under the age of 18 years. Otis, who had coached his high school alma mater (Compton Dominguez) to four out of the previous five State Division II championships, was fired by the school a couple of months after the preliminary hearing because of his failure over 14 years of teaching to obtain permanent credentials. Later, he was reinstated.
Venoy Overton, Washington (Lorenzo Romar) - Backup point guard was charged in mid-June 2011 in King County Superior Court with promoting prostitution, a felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Overton was arrested in south Seattle after a police investigation that began the previous month when undercover Kent, Wash., officers stopped a suspected 18-year-old prostitute. She told them Overton was her boyfriend and had brought her to the area and told her to perform sex acts for money that she would share with him. Near the conclusion of his senior season, Overton was given a continuance on a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor in a case involving two 16-year-old girls.
Joe Pace, Maryland-Eastern Shore/Coppin State (John Bates) - Briefly imprisoned in Italy for possessing and ingesting a cocaine-heroin cocktail following his team's loss in a pivotal game. After returning to the U.S. in the mid-1990s, his substance abuse reached perilous depths, eventually rendering him penniless. The 1976 second-round choice in the NBA draft spent several years sleeping on park benches. He was the leading rebounder for UMES's 27-2 NIT team in 1973-74 before transferring with coach Bates.
Victor Page, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.) - Upon pro basketball failing to work out after leaving college following his sophomore season in 1996-97 when he was an All-Big East Conference first-team selection, Page resorted back to the street thug he had been as a teen in his Southeast DC stomping grounds and was shot in his right eye just before Thanksgiving 2003 and in his leg during the summer of 2005. In an interview with a local news station, he admitted his drinking, carousing and fighting hampered him (arrested for carrying a pistol without a license in 2004 and arrested for theft of a car in 2005). Page had been arrested his senior year of high school for cocaine possession and a number of gun-related charges. Richie Parker, Long Island University (Ray Haskins and Ray Martin) - Seton Hall recruit became a national pariah in the mid-1990s after being convicted of sexual abuse at his New York City high school. After a stint at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, he was the Blackbirds' leading scorer as a junior in 1998-99 en route to finishing his career as the school's fourth-leading all-time point producer.
Ruben Patterson, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - In July, 2001, the Bearcats' leading scorer in 1997-98 was sentenced to one year in prison, with all but 15 days suspended, and required to register as a sex offender in the wake of an incident involving his family's nanny. The woman settled civil legal action for more than $400,000.
Tom Payne, Kentucky (Adolph Rupp) - All-SEC first-team selection as a sophomore in 1970-71 received rape convictions in three states (California, Georgia and Kentucky). The 7-2 Payne, the first black player at UK, has been imprisoned for all but three years since 1972. He blames his crimes on lashing out about racism. "To me, racism is rape," Payne said. "It's the rape of a person's soul; it's rape of a person's identity. Whenever you make someone less of a person than they are, that's rape."
Gary Payton, Oregon State (Ralph Miller and Jim Anderson) - Arrested in Los Angeles in August 2004 for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped by police backing down an entrance ramp on the freeway. NCAA unanimous first-team All-American in 1990 was charged with assault stemming from a fight outside a Toronto club in April 2003.
Anthony Peeler, Missouri (Norm Stewart) - In 1998, a federal court jury in St. Louis awarded a woman $300,000 in damages and $2.1 million in punitive damages after she sued him and testified that he pinned her down and held a gun to her head. Just before the 1992 NBA draft, the Big Eight Conference player of the year had an assault charge dropped against him in Kansas City. Peeler, placed on five years' probation in Columbia, Mo., the previous week in connection with another assault charge, had been accused of punching a woman in the face and wrestling her to the ground.
Mark Petteway, New Orleans (Don Smith) - Found dead at the age of 28 after suffering an apparently self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the mouth in June 1989. The forward, a junior college transfer, averaged 16.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for UNO from 1980-81 through 1982-83. He twice led the Privateers in scoring, including his senior year when they posted the nation's best record among independent schools.
Terry Pettis, Fresno State (Ray Lopes) - Sentenced to life in prison without parole for first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of a junior college student who was behind the wheel of a car while her boyfriend sold marijuana in the seat next to her. Pettis had been arrested in his hometown of Minneapolis in May 2004 on charges of killing the woman when she tried to drive away during a botched drug robbery the previous month in Fresno, Calif., at a secluded lot near an apartment building. The crime was so grisly that the judge decided jurors couldn't see an autopsy photo showing the bullet's impact on the teenager's head. Pettis, a starting point guard for the Bulldogs in 2002-03 and 2003-04 before he was suspended for not completing a treatment program, pleaded no contest in September 2003 to misdemeanor vandalism and battery charges involving his girlfriend.
Larry Petty, Wisconsin (Bill Cofield) - The Badgers' leader in field-goal percentage as a sophomore and senior was arrested in mid-June 2011 for failing a bail monitoring program. Battling a drug problem and spending time in prison and homeless on the streets, he had previous charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, battery and strangulation. In 1992, he pleaded guilty to threatening his then-wife with a kitchen knife and lost his job with his alma mater as a liaison to the Greek community due to repeated absences from work. In 1993, he was sentenced to 10 years of probation and a year in the state's intensive sanctions program for his role in a check forgery scam. In 2002, he was sentenced to a term of six years when a rock of cocaine was found in his apartment - a violation of his probation. Petty, a New York City native who grabbed 15 rebounds in his UW debut in 1977-78, was a seventh-round choice of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1981 NBA draft.
Tyrone Phillips, Marshall (Dwight Freeman) - All-Southern Conference first-team selection in 1992-93 was sentenced to 10 years in prison in July 1997 for distributing cocaine. In February 1994, he was shot five times in the lower torso and legs at a Charleston, W. Va., housing complex. The next year, he became a quadriplegic when he was paralyzed in an automobile accident.
Pierre Pierce, Iowa (Steve Alford) - Sentenced in late October 2005 to two years in prison for assaulting a former girlfriend at her apartment. Two months earlier, Pierce pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, a felony, and three misdemeanors - assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, false imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. His sentence was reduced to 11 months due to good behavior and completion of sex offender treatment. In 2002, the two-year starting guard was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, but pleaded guilty to a lesser crime and was given a deferred judgment.
Russell Pierre, North Carolina State (Jim Valvano)/Virginia Tech (Charlie Moir) - Starter for N.C. State's 1985 West Regional runner-up served a three-year probation after pleading guilty to felony charges of housing fraud.
Olden Polynice, Virginia (Terry Holland) - All-ACC second-team selection in 1985-86 was charged during the summer of 2001 with hitting and spitting on a golfer after being struck by a golf ball in Salt Lake City. The previous fall, he was involved in two road-rage episodes that led to him pleading guilty (accused of flashing a fake police badge). In mid-October, 1996, he was arrested at his home in Sacramento on domestic assault charges after his live-in girlfriend complained he threw her against a wall.
Roscoe Pondexter, Long Beach State (Jerry Tarkanian and Lute Olson) - All-PCAA first-team selection in 1972-73 and 1973-74 was fired as a prison guard in August, 1996, for alleged brutality. Less than two weeks after the dismissal, Tarkanian hired him at Fresno State to serve as a mentor to student-athletes. Pondexter, known as "Bonecrusher," testified under a grant of immunity for the prosecution in 1999 in a criminal trial of Corcoran State Prison guards. "A lot of things I did then I would never do now," he said. "But that's the mentality of the place. I didn't care if someone got raped or if someone got killed by staff. It was just another day's work. Pushing paper and we're off again. Bit by bit, I lost my conscience."
Herb Pope Jr., New Mexico State (Marvin Menzies)/Seton Hall (Bobby Gonzalez and Kevin Willard) - All-Big East Conference third-team selection in 2011-12 was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a Pittsburgh-area bar owner on New Year's Eve 2012 after his friend was denied entry. He had been arrested for DUI as a NMSU freshman (unresponsive behind wheel of a car with engine running and doors locked at 2:30 a.m.) prior to transferring and becoming SHU's first player to pace the Big East in rebounding. In late March 2007, Pope was a high school senior when shot five times with a revolver before undergoing eight hours of life-saving surgery. He also punched his AAU coach and was ticketed for harassment. His parents' rap sheets are comparable.
Chris Porter, Auburn (Cliff Ellis) - SEC Player of the Year in 1998-99 when he was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Tigers' all-time winningest team faced a warrant in late September 2010 stemming from a probation violation after he was charged with driving under the influence. Porter pleaded guilty concurrently to a misdemeanor marijuana charge but the jail time (one year) was suspended as part of a plea agreement. He had been charged in April, 2006, with driving under the influence and second-degree possession of marijuana. In August 2001, he was also arrested in Alabama and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Porter was suspended during his senior season for accepting $2,500 from a sports agent.
Howard Porter, Villanova (Jack Kraft) - Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 1971 served six months in jail for probation violation on a previous drug conviction. "I was a junkie like any other junkie," Porter told the Tampa Tribune. He was trying to trade money and crack cocaine for sex with a prostitute in St. Paul in May, 2007, when the probation officer was beaten to death, according to murder charges filed several months later.
Michael Porter, Kentucky (Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie) - Porter, who averaged 2.7 ppg for UK from 2006-07 through 2008-09, was indicted by a Fayette County (Ky.) grand jury in the summer of 2012 on sexual abuse charges involving an underage girl. Court documents indicate Porter, arrested after a police sting operation, and the girl met at church functions, where he was a group leader.
Lloyd Price, Xavier (Skip Prosser)/Fairleigh Dickinson (Tom Green) - Delaware product, the most highly-rated recruit in Xavier history before transferring, was charged with FDU teammate Douglas Whittler in the armed robbery of a New Jersey convenience store in mid-November 2001. Price, who allegedly wore a hood around his face when he went into the store where he was a regular customer, was drunk as he showed the clerk a gun but dropped it and exposed his face when he went to pick it up. Later, Price dropped out of Kentucky Wesleyan.
Glen Rice Sr., Michigan (Bill Frieder and Steve Fisher) - The Wolverines' all-time leading scorer was charged with felony battery in January 2008, but the charges were dropped the next month. He went to estranged wife Christina Rice's home and was said to have punched a man several times. The man, hiding in a closet, was cut on the forehead and needed nine stitches. Cristy was featured in "The Housewives of Miami" reality show. His son with the same name was dismissed from Georgia Tech's squad following the 2011-12 season after a shooting incident at a nightclub.
Kenneth Rice, Alabama (Wimp Sanderson) - Backup guard for the Crimson Tide's SEC Tournament champions in the early 1990s was sentenced in late September 2001 to 18 months in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Rice, who was granted leniency for his testimony against an accomplice of former Bama running back Sherman Williams, died during heart surgery less than four years later at the age of 35.
Jereme Richardson, Illinois (Bruce Weber) - Declared early for the 2011 NBA draft but wasn't selected after a mediocre freshman campaign (7.6 ppg and almost as many turnovers as assists). By the end of summer, he was behind bars after allegedly beating, threatening and spitting on his teenage girlfriend. Richardson and an associate were arrested in North Chicago outside the victim's home after police found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol in the car the men had driven. Sent back to jail in late October 2012 after officials said he failed several conditions of his probation stemming from a guilty plea on charges of unlawful use of a weapon.
Jerome "Pooh" Richardson, UCLA (Walt Hazzard and Jim Harrick) - Reluctantly testified in September, 2009, that his close friend, a Philadelphia police officer (subsequently sentenced to two years in prison), tipped him about an imminent drug raid involving his half-sister. Richardson, a three-time All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in the late 1980s, testified under a grant of immunity about two phone calls around 3 a.m. from childhood friend Rickie Durham in August 2005. Durham told him the FBI was about to take down a drug kingpin along with the sister. Richardson said he quickly called his sister at the $500,000 New Jersey home she shared with the drug dealer and told her to "leave right now." Durham was one of about 200 officers involved in the two-state raid on Alton Coles' $25 million crack-cocaine empire. Wiretaps show that Coles made numerous calls to his underlings just after 3 a.m., including one in which he tells another grilfriend to get rid of his gun. According to prosecutors, the leak could have cost officers their lives.
Micheal Ray Richardson, Montana (Jud Heathcote and Jim Brandenburg) - Three-time All-Big Sky Conference first-team selection (1975-76 through 1977-78) was still playing professionally in Europe in his mid-40s after taking a wrong turn because of drug abuse. He was banned by the NBA's three-strikes-and-you're-out drug policy in 1986. Richardson reportedly fell off the wagon in 1991 when he tested positive for cocaine and was released by a team in the Italian League, although he disputed the results.
J.R. Rider, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian and Rollie Massimino) - In the fall of 2011 he was arrested on a parole violation in Arizona stemming from an incident the previous year when he fled police after they attempted to stop him from driving erratically. His chronic legal problems included an arrest at 5 a.m. in July, 2006, for felony cocaine possession at a home in the Oakland area. Bail was set at $2 million in six months earlier in Marin County (Calif.) following his arrest for kidnapping and battery of a female acquaintance. Rider also faced an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest in Alameda County. In May 1997, he was convicted of marijuana possession and later pleaded no contest to possessing unregistered cellular phones. There had been questions whether Rider, an All-American in 1992-93, did all the work in an English summer correspondence course allowing him to maintain his eligibility for Massimino's first season with the Rebels.
D.J. Rivera, Binghamton (Kevin Broadus) - Pleaded guilty to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. The All-America East Conference second-team selection in 2008-09 admitted that he used a debit card another student lost at a party to purchase a TV, underwear, socks and cigars.
Anthony Roberts, Oral Roberts (Jerry Hale) - After a drug problem shortened his NBA career, he died at the age of 41 in March 1997 when a 19-year-old apartment complex neighbor in Tulsa shot the 1976-77 All-American in the back during a heated argument.
Stanley Roberts, Louisiana State (Dale Brown) - First player kicked out of the NBA for drug violations after testing positive for high levels of amphetamines in late 1999. The ban was supposed to last two years, but was extended a year after Roberts, an All-SEC third-team selection in 1989-90, was arrested for cocaine possession in 2000.
Alvin Robertson, Arkansas (Eddie Sutton) - All-SWC first-team selection in 1983-84 was sentenced to a year in jail in August, 1997, after pleading no contest to four misdemeanor charges stemming from confrontations with his ex-girlfriend. Robertson was sentenced to three years in prison in 2002 for a probation violation involving a rape accusation. In San Antonio in in late February 2010, Robertson faced sexual assault of a child and sex trafficking charges alleging he was among seven people who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl who was forced into prostitution and made to dance at a strip club.
Clifford R. Robinson, Connecticut (Jim Calhoun) - Two-time All-Big East Conference selection in the late 1980s was cited for possession of marijuana in late July 1997, arrested for driving under the influence and marijuana possession in early February 2001 and suspended for five games for violating the NBA drug policy in back-to-back seasons (2004-05 and 2005-06).
Glenn Robinson Jr., Purdue (Gene Keady) - On May 15, 2003, a Cook County (Ill.) jury found the 1993-94 Big Ten Conference MVP guilty of domestic battery and assault after police charged him with attacking his former girlfriend and threatening to shoot her. In the summer of 1999, Robinson was arrested for disorderly intoxication after being denied entrance to a nightclub.
Rumeal Robinson, Michigan (Bill Frieder/Steve Fisher) - Best remembered for converting the game-winning free throws in the 1989 NCAA title game against Seton Hall, he was sentenced in early 2011 to 6 1/2 years in jail for financial fraud. The charges against Robinson were bank bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making a false statement to a financial institution. The two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection borrowed more than $700,000 from a bank in Iowa in 2004, claiming it was for a business. He used the money for personal purposes instead (buying a condomium, cars, furniture and investing in an energy company). He's a bankrupted "strip club addict," according to his adoptive brother. Sparked outrage in his Cambridge, Mass., hometown when he reportedly caused his adoptive mother to be forcibly removed from her home after being tricked into signing a deed that sold a house to Robinson's business associate while receiving no money.
Dennis Rodman, Southeastern Oklahoma State (Jack Hedden) - NAIA's leading rebounder in 1984-85 and 1985-86 has lengthy list of legal problems including being charged with domestic disturbance in early November 1999; arrested for drunken driving and driving without a valid license in December 1999; arrested in 2002 for interfering with police investigating a code violation at a restaurant he owned; arrested in early 2003 and charged with domestic violence at his home in Newport Beach, Fla., for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee; pled no contest to drunken driving in Las Vegas in April 2004, and arrested in late April 2008 following a domestic violence incident at a Los Angeles hotel. In early 2012, Rodman bounced back into basketball as a coach for a topless women's team he launched for Headquarters Gentlemen's Club, the New York mammary mecca.
Marshall Rogers, Kansas (Ted Owens)/Pan American (Abe Lemons) - The nation's leading scorer in 1975-76 with Pan American was arrested in his hometown of St. Louis in late June 1987 and charged with assault and petty theft in connection with a shoplifting incident (bottle of Mennen Skin Bracer, stick deodorant, a pair of white sunglasses and three Baby Ruth candy bars worth a total of $13) at a downtown Walgreen's drug store. Police said Rogers fought with two store managers, a security guard and three police officers before he was subdued after being struck in the head three times with a nightstick. Rogers, who was living with his mother and told arresting officers he had been out of work the previous three years, was confronted by store personnel and allegedly told them: "Here, you can have the Skin Bracer but that's all." After his diabetes worsened, he had both of his legs amputated below the knees before being checked into a nursing home in 2006. Rogers, who frequently clutched scrapbooks he kept of his playing exploits, died in mid-June 2011 at the age of 57 after refusing to undergo the kidney dialysis treatment doctors said he needed.
DeWaun Rose, Xavier (Skip Prosser) - Special education teacher was arraigned on drug charges in mid-December 2006. He was found with crack cocaine, two guns, scales and other drug paraphenalia within 1,000 feet of a school. Rose was suspended with teammate Pete Sears prior to the 1995 NCAA playoffs after a nightclub altercation.
Jalen Rose, Michigan (Steve Fisher) - Caught hanging around an alleged Detroit crack house while a student and admitted taking "pocket money" from convicted bookmaker/booster Ed Martin while a member of the "Fraud Five" (never won a Big Ten title). Arrested around 2 a.m. in March 2011 on suspicion of drunken driving. Accused of operating a vehicle (Cadillac Escalade) while impaired (said he drank six martinis), he declined to take a Breathalyzer. Rose, who put the unbecoming "Uncle Tom" tag on Duke, was pulled from the air briefly by ESPN for failing to disclose his DUI arrest shortly after the release of a controversial documentary about his time with the Fab Five. Given a speeding ticket only hours after being ordered to serve 93 days in jail (all but 20 of them suspended; served 16 days).
Kevin Ross, Creighton (Tom Apke and Willis Reed) - He enrolled in college despite scoring 9 of a possible 36 on the ACT exam. The average ACT score for students entering Creighton at the time was 23.2. Ross, who left the Bluejays in 1982, attended a private elementary school after four years of college because he could still barely read and write. In the summer of 1987 he snapped. After locking himself in the Chicago hotel room where he was living, he began throwing furniture off the eighth-floor balcony onto the street below. Convicted on a charge of malicious damage to property, Ross was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to the hotel.
Clifford Rozier, North Carolina (Dean Smith)/Louisville (Denny Crum) - After years of personal and legal trouble (five arrests and bankruptcy), the 1994 first-team All-American was incarcerated in his hometown of Bradenton, Fla., in May 2001, after being charged with grand theft auto. Rozier, jailed after an accusation of stealing a Manatee County sheriff deputy's personal car, was on the run for about a month before police apprehended him in Orlando. His ex-wife had him committed various times to a psychiatric care facility under Florida's Baker Act. He had three vehicles repossessed and his liabilities included child support to three women.
Bryon Ruffner, Brigham Young (Roger Reid) - High-scoring forward quit school in October 1996 after he was charged with theft for his role in bilking a local computer company. Ruffner, who was fined $10,000, allegedly assisted in the theft of $44,000 from Angia Communications by receiving fraudulent credit to a credit card account and endorsing and cashing checks forged by a former Angia accounts payable clerk.
Ralph Sampson, Virginia (Terry Holland) - Three-time national player of the year from 1981 through 1983 was accused of lying to federal authorities about his finances in a child support case. Sampson pleaded guilty in 2005 in Richmond to failing to pay about $300,000 in court-ordered child support for two children who live in northern Virginia and have different mothers. Sentencing was postponed after he was indicted on perjury and false claim charges before mail fraud and false statement allegations were added.
Moses Scurry, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - A key backup player on the Runnin' Rebels' 1990 NCAA champion was sentenced to two years in prison in December 1994 for his role in a carjacking that left the driver shot in the thigh in the parking lot of a Las Vegas lounge.
Johnnie Selvie, Connecticut (Jim Calhoun) - Police arrested him in late January, 2003, after he allegedly had a physical altercation with a female inside a parked car (charges dropped as the court ordered him to undergo counseling). Nine months later, Selvie was arrested by UConn police on a variety of charges after the auto he was driving almost hit an officer. The junior college transfer averaged 11.2 ppg and 5.8 rpg for the Huskies in 2000-01 and 2001-02.
Johnny Selvie, New Mexico State (Neil McCarthy) - Earned notoriety when he wore an electronic monitoring bracelet during the 1990 Illinois Class AA state championship because of pending drug selling charges (eventually acquitted). He accused police of an unprovoked attack during a 1997 arrest (allegedly breaking three of his ribs), which also ended in acquittal. J.C. transfer led NMSU in field-goal percentage and blocked shots in 1993-94. In late 2006, his cousin was denied bail in the slaying of a bodyguard of Chicago Bears lineman Terry "Tank" Johnson at a Near North Side bar.
Charles Shackleford, North Carolina State (Jim Valvano) - All-ACC second-team selection in 1987-88 when he led the Wolfpack in scoring and rebounding was arrested in spring of 1990 for possession of marijuana, in late 2005 in Johnston County (N.C.) on drug and weapon charges during a routine traffic stop and summer of 2010 for selling drugs to an undercover deputy in his hometown of Kinston, N.C. (assigned a court-appointed attorney). Accused in spring of 2010 of using convicted NBA standout Jayson Williams' name after rear-ending with a Cadillac sedan a couple in Myrtle Beach. Denied allegations he was involved in a point-shaving scandal while attending college, but did admit that he accepted payments of around $65,000 from two individuals while playing for the Wolfpack. Shackleford's relationship with a stripper triggered his testimony at the murder trial of NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth, who was imprisoned for conspiring to kill his pregnant girlfriend.
Ed Sheffey, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.) - After averaging 8.7 ppg and 3.5 apg in 1996-97, he pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges (fleeing and eluding, one count of reckless driving and one count of speeding) related to a traffic incident during the summer when he was arrested for speeding (clocked at 97 mph in a 40-mph zone). Charges of possession of marijuana and resisting arrest were dropped. Sheffey eventually transferred to Norfolk State.
Anthony Sherrod, Georgia Tech (Bobby Cremins) - Beset by a manic-depressive illness, he committed suicide with a .357 Magnum revolver in April 1991 in a suburb of Atlanta. Sherrod had been arrested for driving under the influence as a senior in 1988-89 after averaging a career-high 7.7 ppg the previous season when he was the Yellow Jackets' top substitute.
David Sills, South Florida (Robert McCullum) - Survived being shot in the torso by a deputy U.S. marshal who was trying to serve him with a drug-related warrant in mid-October 2008. He previously was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine after selling the drug to an undercover officer. Sills, who attended four different high schools and three junior colleges, was dismissed from USF's squad in 2005 because of poor attitude and behavior.
Christopher "C.J." Simmons, Bryant (Ed Reilly) - Former co-captain and team leading scorer in 1990-91 was sentenced to five years' probation and 100 hours of community service after being arrested in March 1992 and charged with one count each of bookmaking and organized criminal gambling. Simmons was among five players indebted for $54,000 to the student ringleader, who operated from a storefront office in Providence.
Greg Simpson, Ohio State (Randy Ayers)/West Virginia (Gale Catlett) - Booted off OSU's squad after his involvement in a series of unsavory incidents in 1994 - arrest for drunken driving (plea bargained), assault charge that was dropped, driving a teammate away from the scene after the teammate fired shots into the tire of another teammate's car, and a fight with a former girlfriend resulting in calls being made to the police. Dismissed from WVU's team after being cited in a hit-and-run traffic accident in the spring of 1996. In late November 2007, Simpson was arrested and charged in Logan County (OH) with drug trafficking, failure to notify an officer of a concealed carry permit, driving under suspension and speeding. About a year later, he was arrested again on similar charges.
Ralph Simpson, Michigan State (Gus Ganakas) - All-American in his only season with the Spartans in 1969-70 was sentenced to 10 years probation in June 1989 after pleading guilty to defrauding a creditor in Aurora, Colo. Operating a credit-counseling business helping people with poor credit ratings finance new cars, he was accused of arranging for people to buy cars by using false credit information on loan applications.
Rekalin Sims, Kentucky (Tubby Smith)/Fresno State (Steve Cleveland) - Sentenced in summer of 2011 to a misdemeanor charge of trafficking marijuana. Sims entered an Alford plea - not admitting guilt but recognizing there was enough evidence to convict him - to a lesser charge rather than risk going to trial and being sentenced to years in jail if found guilty of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. J.C. recruit was a backup forward for UK in 2005-06 before transferring to Fresno State, where he was removed from the Bulldogs' squad for violating their code of conduct although felony robbery charges against him were dropped. Sims, driving a Cadillac Escalade on a suspended license, had been taken into custody along with two other individuals who Fresno police say beat up and robbed a disabled man. He had just been reinstated to FSU's roster following a suspension for poor academic performance.
Andy Slocum, Texas A&M (Melvin Watkins) - Center was charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance midway through the 2002-03 season when he was the Aggies' No. 2 rebounder. College Station police received a phone call that someone was selling methamphetamine (known as "ecstasy") outside a house.
Ervin Small, Illinois (Lou Henson) - Member of Illinois' 1989 Final Four team faced a 51-month prison sentence after pleading guilty in June, 1999, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. His term was reduced after high school and college teammate of Nick Anderson and Deon Thomas assisted authorities in prosecuting other drug traffickers.
Andre Smith, Xavier (Skip Prosser) - Son of Tulsa All-American Bingo Smith was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors say he used a survival tool that included a machete and a saw to kill his Russian teenage friend in May 2004 in his apartment complex. Andre played for the Musketeers in the mid-1990s.
Charles E. Smith, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.) - Big East Conference MVP in 1988-89 served 29 months of a 4 1/2-year prison sentence for vehicular homicide. Smith, involved in a late-night hit-and-run accident, was driving a rented van that struck and killed two Boston University female students on a busy city street. An assistant district attorney argued in court Smith had been drinking, and an eyewitness testified he ran a red light. In October 2010, he was found shot in the upper body in Bowie, Md., in a house where a significant amount of cocaine and evidence of a gambling operation were found. Smith had been a part-time bartender at a sports bar. The shooting reportedly stemmed from a gambling debt.
Phil Smith, New Mexico (Gary Colson) - All-WAC first-team selection in 1983-84 was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault with a firearm. He was arrested after an incident at an apartment complex in Albuquerque on July 19, 1994.
Ramar Smith, Tennessee (Bruce Pearl) - Accused of taking money, guns and marijuana in a home invasion and robbery in Knoxville, Tenn., in mid-May 2009 at an apartment complex. Smith, Tennessee's third-leading scorer as a freshman in 2006-07 was dismissed from the Volunteers' squad following the next campaign for allegedly violating UT's substance abuse policy. The Detroit area native was involved in a peculiar incident where he wrecked a friend's car but left the scene to go to the hospital before police arrived.
Tommy Smith, Arizona State (Rob Evans) - Pac-10 leader in blocked shots in 2002-03 pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated assault and was confined 2 1/4 years in prison. He was arrested in January 2009 after allegedly backhanding his girlfriend when leaving a party, breaking her nose, driving her away against her will, taking her phone and abandoning her at the roadside by a lake. He later returned and took her to a hospital. They married when he got out of prison.
Tyler Smith, Iowa (Steve Alford)/Tennessee (Bruce Pearl) - Iowa's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer in 2006-07 and Tennessee's leading scorer in 2008-09 was dismissed from the Volunteers' squad midway through the next season before pleading guilty to gun possession. He had been arrested with three teammates on New Year's Day after being caught in a rental car with two handguns, drugs and an open container of alcohol.
Kirk Snyder, Nevada (Trent Johnson) - WAC Player of the Year in 2003-04 before declaring early for the NBA draft was sentenced to three years in prison for breaking into his neightbors' home just north of Cincinnati at 3:30 a.m. and attacking them in March 2009. Snyder pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but was later found competent to stand trial. He also was accused of two other attacks on fellow inmates while in jail and was rearrested after cutting off his electronic monitoring device.
Travis Spivey, Georgia Tech (Bobby Cremins)/Iowa State (Larry Eustachy) - Received a suspended five-year sentence and had to register as a sexual offender in Iowa for 10 years after pleading guilty to stautory rape of a 15-year-old. The incident with a runaway from a youth shelter was at his Ames, Iowa, apartment in mid-June 1999 after sitting out a year following his transfer from Georgia Tech. He also had charges dropped earlier that year regarding striking a Hardee's clerk.
Latrell Sprewell, Alabama (Wimp Sanderson) - All-SEC second-team selection in 1991-92 was charged in December 2006 with third-degree assault, obstructing governmental administration and five counts of endangering children. The complaint, dropped in early February 2008, said he assaulted his girlfriend in their New York City suburb home and refused to let in police for 90 minutes. It was revealed that his $400,000 home in Milwaukee was up for foreclosure and his yacht was sold at auction to help pay off the $1.3 million he owed on the boat. The next year, his $5.4 million home in New York faced foreclosure. Perhaps Sprewell wasn't exaggerating in 2004 when he rejected a three-year, $21 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves, claiming he had a "family to feed." During a 1997 practice, Sprewell choked his Golden State Warriors coach (P.J. Carlesimo), resulting in a 68-game suspension. In early 2013, he was arrested for disorderly conduct after police received repeated complaints about loud music coming from his Milwaukee residence.
Michael Spruell, Auburn signee (Cliff Ellis) - After two earlier prosecutions ended in mistrials, the J.C. recruit was convicted of rape and aggravated assault of two women in his hometown of Albany, Ga., in May 1996. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, 10 years probation, a $5,000 fine and counseling for sex offenders.
Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati (Nick Cronin) - Big East Conference Freshman of the Year in 2009-10 was arrested in August 2010 in his hometown of New York on assault, menacing and harassment charges. Prosecutors said he pushed his "baby momma" girlfriend down a flight of stairs, then grabbed her and hit her head on the bottom step around 5 a.m. An escort claimed on Twitter several months later that Stephenson, as a member of the Indiana Pacers, stiffed her by 50% for a threesome on New Year's Eve. In October 2008, Stephenson faced a misdemeanor sexual assault charge for allegedly groping a 17-year-old girl outside his high school. The previous year, he was suspended for fighting with a teammate.
DeShawn Stevenson, Kansas commitment (Roy Williams) - In 2001 as a rookie with the Utah Jazz right out of high school, the Fresno, Calif., product admitted to taking a 14-year-old girl back to a hotel room, getting her drunk and having consensual sex with her. When Stevenson was 12, his paranoid schizophrenic father murdered his own mother by strangling her. A man was shot at Stevenson's Orlando, Fla., home in late summer 2007 after a group of men met several women at a local club and invited them to the residence. Questions linger about how Stevenson's SAT score increased so dramatically when he took the test in North Carolina.
Damon Stoudamire, Arizona (Lute Olson) - All-American as a senior in 1994-95 was arrested three times on drug-related charges in 2002 and 2003.
Rod Strickland, DePaul (Joey Meyer) - D.C. police charged him with driving while under the influence and reckless driving in April, 1999, after the 1987-88 All-American drove his gold Mercedes Benz through three red lights. Four years earlier, he was arrested in New York and charged with hitting his former girlfriend. In late October 2000, he was charged with refusing to leave a restaurant that was being closed by fire marshals in Washington. Strickland was a Kentucky assistant coach in the spring of 2010 when he was arrested around 3 a.m. for DUI, running a red light, having expired tags and insurance violations after failing a sobriety test. A couple of years later, he was arrested near UK's campus and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license.
Damon Stringer, Ohio State (Randy Ayers)/Cleveland State (Rollie Massimino) - Horizon League Newcomer of the Year in 1999-2000 was freed from prison in late 2004 after serving just over two years of a four-year sentence in the wake of pleading guilty to being involved in the armed robbery of major league pitcher C.C. Sabathia of $44,000 in cash and jewelry at a Cleveland Marriott hotel party. Jamaal Harris, Stringer's teammate at Cleveland State, was released from the same sentence a half-year earlier because Stringer had gotten into a prison fight. Stringer averaged 13.2 ppg in two seasons with the Buckeyes, leading them in scoring as a freshman and sophomore. Stringer left OSU because of legal problems, pleading no contest to assault charges in 1998 when police said he attacked a motorist and caused almost $4,000 in damage to his vehicle by jumping up and down on the roof and hood. Stringer and OSU teammate Trent Jackson were arrested in 1997 after a fight with police at an off-campus bar. Harris was back in court in July 2011 for drug-related charges.
Sean Sutton, Kentucky and Oklahoma State (Eddie Sutton) - Charged with four felonies in February 2010 for illegally receiving prescription drugs through the mail (case subsequently dismissed by a judge and his record expunged). Agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs arrested him once he picked up a shipment of painkillers that were mailed in another person's name. Sutton (who secured a plea deal after agreeing to provide evidence against suppliers) reportedly told agents he received the drugs from people he met while receiving treatment in a rehab program, triggering speculation why he might have been unceremoniously removed from his job as Oklahoma State's coach after just two seasons. He replaced his father, Eddie, after the elder Sutton got into an auto accident in May 2006 while under the influence of alcohol.
Stromile Swift, Louisiana State (John Brady) - All-American in 1999-2000 was arrested in Shreveport in mid-May 2011 for stalking the same woman he allegedly threatened three months earlier by sending menacing text messages and then showing up at her home with a gun.
Roy Tarpley, Michigan (Bill Frieder) - All-American in 1984-85 and 1985-86 was charged in Denton County (Tex.) in May 1998 with assault and failure to appear in court. The charges stemmed from an alleged attack on a woman. Days after being released from jail in April, 2003, in the wake of serving more than a month for a probation violation, he filed for personal bankruptcy. Tarpley played for the Dallas Mavericks from 1986 until he was thrown out of the NBA in October 1991 for using cocaine, a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Leslie Rockymore, a former UM teammate, claimed Tarpley failed drug tests in college but was given a free pass.
Diamond Taylor, Wisconsin (Bo Ryan)/Southern Illinois (Chris Lowery and Barry Hinson) - Suspended by SIU in early September 2011 for violation of team rules (possession of marijuana) before allegedly stealing a bicycle the next summer and being suspended again following charges of driving under the influence. He transferred to SIU after a run-in with the law as a freshman at Wisconsin, where he was arrested on charges of underage drinking plus burglary and possession of stolen property.
Marvin Taylor, South Florida (Bobby Paschal) - Point guard for the Bulls in the early 1990s was accused by five women of assault or rape. NCAA enforcement said the school helped him out of one of his brushes with the law.
Maurice Taylor, Michigan (Steve Fisher) - Suspended three times in a five-year span from late 2001 to late 2006 for violating the NBA drug policy. Two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection (1995-96 and 1996-97) allegedly received more than $100,000 from a UM booster, but said he had "no regrets" and blamed NCAA "crooks."
Mike Taylor, Iowa State (Greg McDermott) - The J.C. transfer was the Cyclones' leading scorer in 2006-07 before being kicked off the team during the summer after a series of legal problems. The guard was charged with vandalizing an on-campus apartment in March 2007 before being cited for shoplifting a bottle of cold medicine from a convenience store the next month. He was also charged with a vehicle registration violation.
Ali Thompson, Arkansas (Nolan Richardson) - Part-time starting forward in 1996-97 was sentenced in the summer of 2007 to six years in prison for beating the mother of his child with the sentence slated to run concurrently with a federal firearms conviction. He had been sentenced to 18 months in jail in June, 2000, after pleading guilty to a prescription fraud charge (sedative Xanax). Thompson also admitted violating the terms of his probation on a 1999 felony conviction for marijuana possession.
David Thompson, Florida State (Hugh Durham) - All-Metro Conference second-team selection in 1976-77 was charged with assault and intent to murder a police officer after being in a wild hit-and-run in his hometown of Boston that involved gunfire. Thompson's lawyer claimed someone put LSD in Thompson's beer following a pickup basketball game. Pleading temporary insanity to avoid a lengthy prison sentence, he was committed for psychiatric observation. Thompson said he hit rock bottom in 1987 while in a detox program before turning his life around and owning a limousine company.
David Thompson, North Carolina State (Norm Sloan) - National player of the year in 1973-74 and 1974-75 had well-publicized involvement with cocaine; was accused of assaulting his wife; filed for bankruptcy and suffered a knee injury in a dispute at Studio 54 in New York.
Norwood Todmann, Wake Forest (Jack McCloskey) - The Harlem product faced a federal conviction in 1986 for conspiring to distribute cocaine to an undercover police officer. The Demon Deacons' first African-American player was their third-leading scorer with 13.3 ppg as a sophomore in 1967-68 but didn't play at all in half of the final 16 outings of his senior campaign, allegedly because of his weak defensive technique.
Bernard Toone, Marquette (Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds) - All-American in 1978-79 was charged with attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of burglar's tools and criminal mischief in April 1988 in White Plains, N.Y., after allegedly attempting to steal a car stereo system from a new Porsche. Toone had been arrested twice in less than a year in 1985 - charged with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing a car radio and pleading guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he was arrested at a fast food restaurant in a rental car that had been reported stolen.
Kareem Townes, La Salle (Speedy Morris) - The Explorers' leading scorer over a three-year career (1992-93 through 1994-95) pleaded guilty to charges that he conspired to sell a pound of crack cocaine to undercover agents in South Philadelphia in 2000. Townes beat a local drug rap the previous year.
Robert "Tractor" Traylor, Michigan (Steve Fisher) - All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection in 1997-98 was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty in federal court in Detroit in January 2007 to a federal income tax charge, the result of receiving and concealing stolen property while hiding assets for a convicted drug dealer (Traylor's cousin Quasand Lewis). He was also accused of laundering $4 million of drug money for the same cousin who sold an estimated $178 million in illegal drugs in Metro Detroit and had associates with suspected links to nearly a dozen murders plus four fire-bombed homes, according to federal authorities. Prior to connection with his coarse cousin, Traylor was part of a scandal causing the NCAA to nail his alma mater. Traylor admitted that, as a high school and college player, he and his family accepted some $160,000 in cash and gifts from a local hoops junkie who ran an illegal lottery at area Ford plants. In May 2011, Traylor was found dead in his apartment at the age of 34 in Puerto Rico, where he was playing professionally.
Sean Tunstall, Kansas (Larry Brown and Roy Williams) - Reserve guard for the Jayhawks' 1991 NCAA Tournament runner-up was shot and killed at age 28 in the parking lot of a recreation center in his native St. Louis on October 16, 1997, in a drug deal gone bad. He had received a prison sentence in 1993 after pleading guilty to one count of selling cocaine. "He was one of the few kids I never thought I completely reached," Williams said.
John Turner, Georgetown (John Thompson Jr.) - Prize J.C. recruit, who averaged 6.6 ppg and 6.2 rpg for the Hoyas in 1988-89, transferred to Phillips (Okla.) and became a first-round draft choice of the Houston Rockets after leaving GU amid problems stemming from his continued association with a longtime friend and reputed drug dealer who received a life prison term for conspiracy and running a drug network. Turner and four other individuals had earlier been arrested at a local recreation center on charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute but the charges against him were dropped by the prosecutor's office on the grounds that the arresting officers were out of their jurisdiction.
Craig Tyson, North Carolina State (Jim Valvano)/Arkansas (Nolan Richardson) - J.C. recruit and ballyhooed Baltimore product, hampered by a series of knee injuries, was arrested in Fayetteville, Ark., the spring of 1993 as the result of an undercover sale and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nick Van Exel, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - Suspended seven games and fined $25,000 by the NBA for shoving a referee late in the 1995-96 season. His son, Nickey, was arrested in Garland, Tex., in late December 2010 on a capital murder charge following the shotgun shooting death of his friend whose body was dumped in a nearby lake.
David Vaughn III, Memphis State (Larry Finch) - NBA washout, a first-round pick as an undergraduate in 1995, wound up destitute in Orlando in the aftermath of a domestic violence arrest, two jail stays and failed drug tests. Before turning his life around, things became so bleak that the son of Finch's sister nearly died from infection after multiple spider bites on his foot.
Sammy Villegas, Toledo (Stan Joplin) - Charged in Detroit in June 2008 with shaving points in UT games in 2004-05 and 2005-06 in a nearly two-year federal gambling probe. Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 2002-03 led the Rockets with 13.8 ppg the next season when they posted only their second 20-win season in 20 years. But the Puerto Rico Olympic team alternate hit only 36% from the floor his final two campaigns after shooting more than 42% from the floor his first two years./insert text on teammates Anton Currie, Kashif Payne and Keith Triplett
Jay Vincent, Michigan State (Jud Heathcote) - Indicted in mid-August 2010 for an internet employment scam bilking about 20,000 jobseekers out of nearly $2 million. He faced charges of mail fraud and an income tax violation. According to the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit, he and an associate concocted a scheme to defraud people seeking work through their Foreclosure Bank Inspection Company. The company claimed to test, certify and employ people to inspect bank foreclosed homes, and advertised that the company had contracts and received large checks from major banks to do the work. In reality, the copies of contracts and checks used in the ads were altered or counterfeit. The company also did not hire contractors to perform inspections. What it did do was charge $149 to provide liability insurance for each job applicant and $89 for background checks. False insurance policies were prepared in the company's offices and no background checks were made. Tests, completed and returned by applicants, were stored in boxes without reviews. In the income tax charge, Vincent was accused of reporting a business income of $62,438 on his 2008 tax return. Authorities said the actual amount he earned was $330,269. Sent to jail in late July 2011 five weeks before he was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison in the federal case after he was accused of writing, or causing others to write, bad checks in a different scheme.
Mark Wade, UNLV (Jerry Tarkanian) - All-PCAA first-team selection, who dished out an NCAA playoff record 18 assists in 1987 national semifinals, pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $15,000 during 2006-07 in his former job as an assistant coach with UC Riverside. He was accused of depositing into his personal bank account the proceeds from two university checks and one electronic fund transfer. Some of the money was supposed to cover team expenses during road games over the Christmas break.
Antoine Walker, Kentucky (Rick Pitino) - Leading rebounder and second-leading scorer for 1996 NCAA Tournament champion was arrested in mid-July 2009 at a Harrah's cabaret bar on Lake Tahoe's south shore on criminal charges stemming from $822,500 in gambling debts in Las Vegas. Walker was accused of three felony counts of writing bad checks. If his massive gambling debt wasn't enough, he had to deal with the city of Chicago calling him a slumlord. Walker's hometown levied fines totaling nearly $1 million against his two real estate investment companies and residents of those properties were filing lawsuits for a number of problems existing in the buildings. His combined career salary of approximately $110 million was depleted when he resorted to playing in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede before retiring in early April 2012. A distant memory were his extravagant "wiggle" days with the Boston Celtics when his condominium complex was virtual luxury car lot - two Bentleys, a Cadillac Escalade, bright red Hummer, two Mercedes and a Range Rover.
Jimmy Walker, Providence (Joe Mullaney) - First-team All-American in 1965-66 and 1966-67 was sentenced in April 1983 to 90 days in prison, three years of probation and 250 hours of community service on charges of failing to file federal income tax returns in 1976 and 1977. In college, he pled guilty to two paternity suits and was sentenced to six years probation. Jalen Rose, a key component of Michigan's acclaimed Fab Five group in the early 1990s, and Steve Malloy, who averaged 7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland State in 1988-89, were fathered by Walker.
Samaki Walker, Louisville (Rick Pitino) - Booked in Kingman, Ariz., in late July 2011 on drug charges. Officials said about 10 grams of marijuana Walker tried to eat (tampering with physical evidence) was seized from his Mercedes-Benz along with some prescription drugs and eight bottles of liquid steroids. Police said Walker indicated that he uses the steroids to enhance his athletic ability as he still played professionally overseas.
Ben Wallace, Virginia Union (Dave Robbins) - J.C. recruit helped power VUU to the 1996 NCAA Division II Tournament semifinals. Authorities in suburban Detroit charged him with drunken driving and unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon in late September 2011 after a 3:00 a.m. traffic stop of a Cadillac Escalade being driven erratically. Prosecutors dropped a felony gun charge against Wallace when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of drunken driving and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
Chris Washburn, North Carolina State (Jim Valvano) - Drug-plagued center, an All-ACC second-team selection as a sophomore in 1985-86, spent two years behind bars in the early 1990s, the second coming after a parole violation. "I was staying in the same clothes for weeks, maybe months at a time to a point where the (drug dealers) I was buying my stuff from would even pay me to go and change clothes," said Washburn, who was shepherded into nearly a dozen rehab centers, none of which seemed to help. He averaged only 3.1 ppg in two NBA seasons and was named one of the biggest 25 flops by ESPN in the first 25 years of the cable network. Claiming he went drug free in mid-2000, Washburn lived in Dallas working for a home-mortgage company.
Duane Washington, Middle Tennessee State (Bruce Stewart) - Arrested in Newark, N.J., for cocaine possession in late September 1988 before being banned by the NBA after failing a drug test.
Lynn Washington, Indiana (Bob Knight) - J.C. forward who averaged 5.5 ppg and 4 rpg in 1998-99 and 1999-2000 for the Hoosiers was released from an Osaka jail in the spring of 2012 after charges he attempted to smuggle marijuana into Japan were dropped. Washington, who promptly retired from the nation's pro league, was alleged to have conspired with his wife to smuggle more than three pounds of weed, with a street value of about $110,000, through the international mail in more than 10 cereal boxes.
Marcus Webb, Alabama (Wimp Sanderson) - Accused of raping his girlfriend in 1993. The 6-8 Webb, who averaged 4 ppg and 3 rpg from 1988-89 through 1990-91, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of indecent assault and was sentenced to 30 days in prison.
Chris Webber, Michigan (Steve Fisher) - Charged with marijuana possession and assaulting a police officer in 1998. He was pulled over and resisted the officer. The vehicle was impounded and traces of marijuana were found inside. Also that year, he was arrested by customs officials for possession of marijuana as he returned from a promotional trip to Puerto Rico. Indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit in September, 2002, on four felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and lying to federal investigators (regarding money laundering tied to a shady UM booster, a bookmaker who was convicted of tax evasion and robbery before dying of a heart attack before he testified against Webber, who subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of criminal intent for lying about his role in the scandal). Suspended in mid-February, 2004, for five games by the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug program. Sued over the closing of his Sacramento restaurant after signing a 20-year lease in 2005.
Mark Wells, Chaminade, Hawaii (Merv Lopes) - Starter for the Silverswords' team that upset top-ranked Virginia in 1982-83 was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds on a remote north Maui hiking trail 22 years later. His dead body was found two days after he had been arrested and later released in the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. Friends and family said Wells also fought addiction problems and had been in rehabilitation programs. In 1984, he pleaded guilty to first-degree theft for shoplifting clothing from a Sears store in Honolulu.
Robert Whaley, Cincinnati (Bob Huggins)/Walsh - Prize prep prospect from Benton Harbor, Mich., was charged with third- and fourth-degree sexual misconduct in the alleged rape of a 13-year-old friend of his sister on Thanksgiving morning 2000, but his trial in June 2001 ended with a hung jury. He had numerous brushes with the law, dating back to 1994, when he was charged with unlawful use of an automobile. He pled guilty and received probation. The following year, he was charged with breaking into a house. He pled guilty to home invasion and was kept on probation. The week after the alleged rape, Whaley checked himself into a detox program and hospital records showed he suffered from chemical dependency and depression. In junior college (Barton County, Kan.), he was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery stemming from a post-dance fight. Member of the Bearcats' 2004 NCAA playoff team was arrested in March 2010 in the Salt Lake City area about 4:30 a.m. and police found marijuana "between his buttocks," according to a jail document. Since Michigan listed Whaley as a parole violator (for maintaining a drug house), Utah extradited him and he began serving a two-year sentence.
Melvin Whitaker Jr., Virginia signee (Jeff Jones)/Mount St. Mary's (Jim Phelan) - Center was jailed a couple of years after slashing a Cavaliers football defensive tackle's face with a box cutter (requiring 75 stitches) in the spring of 1996 in the lobby of a campus recreation center. Questions lingered as to who was going to pay the rent on a Charlottesville apartment the prep school recruit was provided while waiting to enroll at UVa.
Rodney White, Charlotte (Bobby Lutz) - All-Conference USA first-team selection as a freshman in 2000-01 before becoming the ninth pick overall in the NBA draft was arrested in late July 2011 and accused of operating a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation from his Statesville, N.C., home. According to police, they found an elaborate underground bunker for growing pot at White's home (grow lights, drying racks, planting materials and water system plus firearms). Royce White, Minnesota (Tubby Smith)/Iowa State (Fred Hoiberg) - Suspended by the Gophers in the fall of 2009 after a shoplifting incident at the Mall of America before leaving UM following being charged with trespassing in connection to the alleged theft of a laptop computer from a university dormitory.
Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney, North Carolina State (Norman Sloan) - Drug abuser was sentenced in June 1996 to 69 months in prison for the armed kidnapping of former White House lawyer Mark Fabiani. "I'm a recovering addict, and I will be for the rest of my life," said Whitney, an All-American in 1979-80. "I'm just grateful I have this chance to get it right. A lot of people die on the streets."
Kelly Whitney, Seton Hall (Louis Orr) - Chicago product, one of the Pirates' all-time top 20 scorers (1,498 points from 2002-03 through 2005-06), was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in Newark to burglary, criminal restraint and conspiracy to commit burglary stemming from him allegedly masterminding a break-in where the All-Big East Conference second-team selection as a senior and Pirates player Robert Mitchell robbed eight people, including several SHU students, at gunpoint in mid-March 2010 in a private home near the South Orange campus. Mitchell, who testified against Whitney, was sentenced to five years' probation.
Ken Wilburn, Central State, Ohio (William C. Lucas) - NBA/ABA player in the late 1960s was a veteran elementary school teacher in Atlantic City before he was accused of molesting six girls over six years aged 11 to 15. Wilburn was charged in 1998 with 20 counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated criminal sexual contact. He pleaded guilty to two counts of official misconduct after admitting touching the breasts of a 12-year-old and 15-year-old who were not his students at the time. Wilburn, who averaged 22.4 ppg and 17.7 rpg in his senior year of college, was sentenced to eight years in prison and was barred from ever teaching again.
Chris Wilcox, Maryland (Gary Williams) - Arrested by Howard County (Md.) police in late June 2005 and charged with transporting a handgun in his vehicle after a police search during a traffic stop uncovered a .357 revolver, ammunition and spent shell casings in his silver BMW. Wilcox, an All-ACC third-team selection for the Terrapins when they won the 2002 national title, could not produce a permit for the weapon, nor proof that he owned it.
Brian Williams, Maryland (Bob Wade)/Arizona (Lute Olson) - Known as Bison Dele (honoring his Native American and African ancestry) in July 2002 when he is believed to have been murdered at sea by his estranged brother. Known for his eccentric behavior, Williams was diagnosed with clinical depression early in his pro career. He suddenly retired from the NBA at the prime of his career before the start of the 1999-2000 campaign at age 30, leaving behind more than $35 million remaining in his contract with the Detroit Pistons. A police sting operation organized by Dele's family detained the older brother, who had forged Brian's signature in order to buy more than $150,000 worth of gold. Authorities concluded that Brian, his girlfriend and the skipper on Dele's catamaran were probably killed and dumped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. In what some categorize as a modern day Cain and Abel, the older brother subsequently intentionally overdosed on insulin and died in a hospital.
Darrell Williams, Oklahoma State (Travis Ford) - J.C. recruit was averaging 7.1 ppg and team-high 7.3 rpg as a part-time starter in 2009-10 before he was suspended with a month remaining in the season following two women alleging he inappropriately touched them without their consent at an off-campus party. Williams was convicted of sexual battery and rape by instrumentation but jurors acquitted him on two other counts. A judge denied his request for a new trial and had him register as a sex offender but gave the Chicago product a suspended sentence in mid-October 2012, allowing him to avoid prison time.
Frank Williams, Illinois (Lon Kruger and Bill Self) - Big Ten Conference Player of the Year in 2000-01 was arrested with his younger brother (Aaron) in June, 2009, after agents for a multi-county enforcement group executed a search warrant at a Peoria, Ill., home. Agents seized 78 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a .40-caliber handgun. In a plea bargain, Frank was sentenced to two years of probation and a $1,000 fine.
Greg Williams, Lamar (Pat Foster) - J.C. recruit who averaged 3.2 ppg for the Cardinals in the early 1980s has been in and out of jail more than a dozen times. In drug deals gone bad in his hometown of Wichita, he was shot in his left leg and run over in a parking lot.
James "Fly" Williams, Austin Peay (Lake Kelly) - Brownsville, N.Y., product served two years on a drug possession rap in the mid-1990s after spending 14 months in Attica and two other prisons stemming from charges of attempted robbery, unlawful imprisonment, weapons possession and menacing. After a pickup game in Starrett City in 1987, the drug-ravaged 1972-73 All-American got in an argument with a friend over money and was shot by an off-duty court officer with a shotgun.
Jayson Williams, St. John's (Lou Carnesecca) - All-Big East Conference second-team selection in 1988-89 pleaded guilty in January 2010 to aggravated assault and was slated to serve at least 18 months in prison for accidentally killing a limousine driver in his bedroom. Williams, boasting 25 stitches above his right eye after being charged with drunken driving when crashing his SUV into a tree the previous week, was awaiting retrial on a reckless manslaughter count before pleading guilty to to the lesser count. He had been cleared by jurors in the spring of 2004 of aggravated manslaughter, the most serious charge against him, but was found guilty of four lesser charges. He faced 55 years in prison if convicted on all counts stemming from a February 14, 2002, shooting with a 12-gauge shotgun of a limo driver at his mansion and an alleged attempt to make the death look like a suicide. Williams was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter, but the jury deadlocked on a reckless-manslaughter count. Williams gave the driver's relatives $2.5 million to settle a civil suit. In late April 2009 following his wife filed for divorce claiming he was abusive, adulterous and had a drug problem, Williams was zapped with a stun gun by police in a lower Manhattan hotel suite after the reportedly suicidal athlete resisted attempts by officers to take him to a hospital. The next month, he was charged with assault after allegedly punching a man in the face outside a North Carolina bar, but charges were dropped.
Lawrence Williams, Texas (Rick Barnes)/Louisiana Tech (Keith Richard) - Arrested in mid-September 2001 in his native Ruston, La., for attempted second-degree murder, discharging a firearm in the city, illegal use of a weapon, resisting an officer by flight, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Williams, who also attended Panola (Tex.) Junior College, drove up next to his girlfriend's car and allegedly fired one shot from a handgun at the car. The bullet lodged in the passenger side door.
Oscar Williams Jr., Utah State (Dutch Belnap) - The Aggies' assists leader in multiple categories from his mid-1970s exploits was sentenced to two life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the 1982 shooting death of his wife. Prosecutors contended that he murdered her to collect $220,000 worth of life insurance benefits after he failed in an effort to hire a contract killer. Toy Williams, a 24-year-old model, was shot at least five times in an alley near the couple's Las Vegas apartment after returning from her job at a nearby shopping mall.
Roy Williams, Cleveland State (Kevin Mackey and Mike Boyd) - J.C. recruit was suspended while facing a rape charge stemming from an on-campus incident at a fraternity party involving an honor student in early November 1990. He was questioned by California authorities the previous year about the suspicious death of a Compton College female student, whose body was found in the trunk of her car. Williams, who police said was the last person seen with her, initially told investigators that she overdosed at a San Diego crack house that the two had visited. An attorney defending him threatened to sue over disclosure that his client was convicted of murder in California in 1981 when he was 14 and reportedly served nearly five years in California youth institutions.
Sean Williams, Boston College (Al Skinner) - Suspended from the Eagles' team and BC after he was charged with marijuana possession in May, 2005. Williams was averaging 12.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 5 bpg in 2006-07 when he was dismissed from BC's team in mid-season. Arrested at the school in mid-February 2009 for allegedly violating a no-trespassing order.
Shawne Williams, Memphis (John Calipari) - Three times in Indiana, friends from Memphis ran afoul of the law while in Williams' company. All-Conference USA selection as a freshman in 2005-06 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession after being arrested in Memphis on felony drug charges for selling a codeine substance in mid-January 2010. Allowed to stay on diversion program despite testing positive for marijuana several times. Williams and former teammate Kareem Cooper were detained on separate charges in the summer of 2010 when detectives spotted Williams driving his Dodge Charger without a seatbelt. Cooper, who transferred from Memphis to UTEP under coach Tony Barbee, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture/deliver/sell and felony possession of a firearm (handgun loaded with 20 rounds). In mid-December 2012, Williams was jailed again for drugs and pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance.
Sylvester "Sly" Williams, Rhode Island (Jack Kraft) - All-American in 1977-78 and 1978-79 faced felony charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree kidnapping in connection with an incident in September 2001 in Endicott, N.Y. Prosecutors accused him of having sex with a 42-year-old woman against her will at her home. Williams was working for a pipe and plastics company at the time of his arrest. Previously, he received a suspended prison sentence in 1991 in New Haven, Conn., on abuse charges filed by his girlfriend.
Domenique Wilson, Lock Haven (John Wilson) - Serial rapist was convicted and sentenced to 84 to 230 years in prison of raping a woman in Philadelphia in October 2008 while her boyfriend was bound and gagged. Wilson was also convicted of attacking a group of Penn students and raping one of them in December 2008. His sentence will be served consecutively with a prior sentence stemming from an accusation of raping two Lock Haven students in their apartment in February 2009. He played as a freshman with Lock Haven in 2004-05.
Othell Wilson, Virginia (Terry Holland) - All-ACC first-team selection as a sophomore in 1981-82 was indicted by a grand jury in November 1999 on charges of kidnapping and raping his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend. He had just been appointed coach at St. Mary's College (Md.).
Rick Wilson, Louisville (Denny Crum) - In August, 1993, the All-Metro Conference first-team selection in 1977-78 was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violations of the terms of his probation. Wilson, who had joined the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in 1986, was convicted in July 1990 of cocaine trafficking and possession, but was put on probation for five years after serving a month in a work-release center. In 1991, he was allowed to remain on probation and undergo addiction treatment despite five urine tests that found evidence of cocaine use.
Dontonio Wingfield Sr., Cincinnati (Bob Huggins) - All-Great Midwest Conference second-team selection as a freshman in 1993-94 was sentenced in September 1999 to a year in state prison for assaulting two police officers responding to a domestic violence call. The judge told Wingfield that he went to prison because he showed no remorse and had a prior conviction of obstructing police in his hometown of Albany, Ga. He later sustained severe injuries in an automobile accident. In mid-July 2010, he was arrested for suspended license and improper tag following a drug bust in downtown Albany.
Skip Wise, Clemson (Tates Locke) - In March 1984, a circuit court jury convicted the All-ACC first-team selection as a freshman in 1974-75 of conspiracy to distribute heroin. At the time of his arrest, Wise was on parole from a 12-year prison sentence for a prior drug trafficking conviction.
Qyntel Woods, Memphis commitment (John Calipari) - J.C. recruit who went straight to the NBA was promptly released by the Portland Trail Blazers midway through the 2004-05 campaign following pleading guilty to animal abuse after being under investigation for more serious charges related to dog fighting. In 2003, the Memphis product was cited for marijuana possession and driving without insurance and a suspended license.
Orlando Woolridge, Notre Dame (Digger Phelps) - Irish's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer in 1980-81 when he finished third in the nation in field-goal shooting (65%) was arrested for theft of aluminum lines (valued at $2,000 and sold for scrap) used to transfer water to natural gas drilling sites in DeSoto Parish (LA) only three months before his death at the age of 52 in late May 2012 because of a chronic heart condition. He entered an NBA drug treatment program for cocaine use in the middle of the 1987-88 season while playing for the New Jersey Nets.
Lorenzen Wright, Memphis (Larry Finch) - His decomposing body, indicating five shots from possibly two shooters, was found in a secluded field in southeast Memphis in late July 2010. A 911 operator took an emergency call from Wright's cell phone and believes he heard gunshots in the background. Wright's ex-wife, to whom he was in arrears on his $26,000-a-month alimony and child-support payments for his six children, claimed she overheard him on the telephone telling someone he was going to "flip something for $110,000." She told police he twice left her home about 2 a.m. carrying money and a box of drugs. Court documents show Wright, an All-American in 1995-96 as a sophomore, acknowledged to the FBI in 2008 that he sold a Mercedes sedan and Cadillac SUV to an individual known by authorities to be part of a drug kingpin gang. Despite earning an estimated $55 million over his 13-year NBA career, Wright's $1.3 million home in Atlanta was repossessed along with a home near Memphis he owned.
Luther Wright, Seton Hall (P.J. Carlesimo) - Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he spent much of the remainder of the decade in drug dens after powering the Pirates to back-to-back NCAA playoff appearances in 1992 and 1993. His mother gained control over his annuity stemming from his $5 million NBA contract but she used it as collateral for a large loan that ate up much of the money. High on yet another cocaine/meth/alcohol binge, he had two toes - all rotted and frostbitten - amputated from his right foot just before Christmas 2004 by an emergency-room intern in New Jersey trying to save the remainder of a badly infected foot.
Bob "Zeke" Zawoluk, St. John's (Frank McGuire) - The All-American in 1950-51 and 1951-52 had a turbulent life including vast emotional instability, an arson rap, crack addiction, grand larceny conviction and prison. After getting fired by one of a series of auto dealers he worked for, he got even in an alcohol-fueled rage in Queens and Nassau County in 1986, dousing two luxury cars with gasoline, torching them, then ramming into 17 other cars, before being apprehended after a high-speed chase. Following another transgression, he was paroled on Christmas Eve, 1993, after serving nearly two years at Clinton Correctional Facility on robbery and grand larceny charges. A subsequent positive drug test violated his parole and sent him to Rikers Island in the mid-1990s.
NOTE: An arrest or allegation does not mean that the individual was convicted of the charge(s). Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.