Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Unlike alleged wife-abuser (and Phillies pitcher) Brett Myers, some other athletes came here with rap sheets, while others got booked and fingerprinted after leaving town. Again, we could use some help in beefing up this list.
Arrested Before Playing Here
Winston Justice, Eagles offensive tackle. Justice, a second-round draft pick this year, pleaded no contest in 2004 to a misdemeanor charge after threatening a student with a pellet gun.
Glenn Robinson, Sixers forward. In 2003, "Big Dog" had to miss his first three Sixers games because of a conviction on domestic assault and battery charges.
Billy Tibbetts, Flyers forward. He served 40 months in prison for rape, assaulting a police officer, and other charges. Flyers picked him up in spring 2002. Dumped him 9 games later after public furor.
Allen Iverson, Sixers guard. As explained in Part 1, his conviction was overturned, after Virginia's governor cut Iverson's five-year sentence to his four-months served. The charges stemmed from a 1993 bowling alley melee.
Vernon Maxwell, Sixers guard. In the summer of 1995, he was sentenced him to jail time in Texas for possessing marijuana. He'd had other run-ins with police, fans and the NBA, as well. The next season he joined the Sixers.
Bruce Walker, Eagles defensive tackle. In 1994, Rich Kotite traded up to grab a guy who'd been suspended for a year by UCLA after pleading no contest to charges of receiving stolen property.
Arrested After Playing Here
Rick Tocchet, ex-Flyers forward. Charged in February by New Jersey authorities for allegedly promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy.
Ugeth Urbina, ex-Phillies pitcher. Facing trial in Venezuela on charges of attempted murder. (See Part 1 below.)
Jayson Williams, ex-Sixers forward. A limo driver died from a blast from a shotgun apparently held by Williams during a party at Williams' house in 2002. A jury, believing the tragedy was accidental, acquitted of aggravated manslaughter in 2004, but convicted him of tampering with evidence.
Pete Rose, ex-Phillies first baseman. In 1990-91, spent five months in federal prison for filing false tax returns. Seems he didn't report all of his income.
Sean Burke, ex-Flyers goalie. Played here in spring 1998. Charged with assaulting his wife the following November.
Chris Buckhalter, ex-Eagles fullback (practice squadder). In 1999, running back Correll's brother was sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter. He'd been accused of taking part with three other men in the throat-slashing death of one man and the shooting of another, according to Daily News story.
Darren Daulton. Arrested in July 2003 for violating a Florida judge's order to have no contact with estranged wife, stemming from May 27 domestic battery charge.
Kevin Allen, ex-Eagles offensive tackle. Convicted of rape in 1986. (See Part 1 below.)