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DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:35 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 10:19 pm
Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson comments on his arrest for public intoxication. Posted by Ben Golliver. deshawn-mugshot

This morning, we noted that guard DeShawn Stevenson was arrested for public intoxication just two days after he won the 2011 NBA title as part of the Dallas Mavericks. Police reported that he looked drunk and didn't know where he was.

Stevenson disputes that story, telling Dallas television station KDFW (via that he was arrested for "no reason" and that he should have been treated better because he is a "champion."
"A couple cops came up to me, asked me was I drunk," Stevenson said. "I said no but I had a couple drinks. I guess he talked to somebody else and then he just put me in handcuffs for no reason.

"I always knew where I was at. ... I slept in a one-room cell for almost five hours, until my wife came and picked me up, and to me it hurts because that's not a way a champion should celebrate on his way home in Dallas, sleeping in a cell over a $400 fine," Stevenson told KDFW.
Just to clear things up in case there is some confusion among NBA players: Winning a title doesn't make you a diplomat with immunity. Laws still apply, and a ring doesn't equal a "get out of jail" free card.

Before his arrest, Stevenson had been on the ride of his life: trashtalking LeBron James, calling the Miami Heat actorsdenying that he has a Facebook, winning the title, partying on South Beach and wearing a shirt that said "How's My Dirk Taste?"

A cold cell can be such a buzzkill.


Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:03 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

When a cop arrests someone they always have a reason for doing it. They include breaking the law, interefering with the police, being a public nuisance, causing a disturbance, being an idiot (I cannot stress this enough), taunting the cops, using profanity at the cops.

It's not a race issue, because when there was a large protest in the Bay Area to show outrage at ever increasing college tuition costs the mob of protesters somehow ended up on 880 and one fool jumped off the freeway. Some protesters had the gall to suggest that the cops had pushed that guy off the freeway. They also interviewed some teenagers who were part of the group that was causing a ruckus. They had no idea what the mob was protesting, but went along because they thought "it was cool". Yes, some people got arrested. But they were not "arrested for no reason".

If people do not like to be arrested then they should put themselves in a position to get arrested in the first place.

Can anyone please explain what does the phrase "How's My Dirk Taste?".

At first I thought it was a reference to the disgraced LIBERAL Congressman Anthony Weiner.

After winning the title the Dallas Mavericks should have sported shirts that read "The Miiami Heat got p-p-pawned!"

I like Stevenson's tattoo of Abraham Lincoln on his neck. But I cannot figure out why he has the numbers 55 tattooed on his neck. Is it a reminder to himself to "always drive fifty-five"?

Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 5:54 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

this guy is a dumbass!!! i never heard anything like this in my life. just because your team just won a championship that make you above the laws? note that i said his team won a championship, i never heard of this guy until the playoff, how long have he been in the NBA? 

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 4:19 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

His comments make absolutely no sense.  I do not care if someone thinks it is a race issue or not, that is just BS.  Yes, that unfortunately happens from time to time, but this guy is just plain dumb.  For him to think he should be treated better becuase he is a "champion," get out of here.  Your a dork!  Sweet tattoo by the way.  I won a local bar ping pong tournament once, but I didn't go around acting like a fool because I was a "champion."  Granted it is very unfortunate that he had to sleep in a cell over simply being drunk, but I bet he was really messed up.  You don't go to jail for simply having a buzz.  Bottom line is the jail thing is a bit cruel, but after hearing his comments about it should not have happened becuase he was a champion makes me feel he deserves it.  That is purely out of spite!

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:16 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I hate when I get arrested for no reason. Must be the neck tatoos.

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:59 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

i cant believe the level of stupidity sometimes...everytime that a black athlete gets arrested there are numerous african americans that post b.s. about it being a race issue. there is no race issue about it. THEY BROKE THE LAW AND A CONSEQUENCE OF BREAKING THE LAW IS BEING PUT IN JAIL. it is against the law to be drunk in public and regardless of all you ignorant idiots that post crap about this being about race, white people get arrested for this shit too. im white and guess what, ive been arrested for public intoxication. was it because i was black? nope, cause im white. it was because i was too drunk to be in public and ITS AGAINST THE LAW. is it a law thats a little ridiculous? yes it is, but it has nothing to do with race...the ones that always want to pull the race card are either looking for something free, or are the biggest biggots this earth holds. 

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:51 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I'll bet Cuban jettisons him from the team with 10 days.  Totally counter to what he's tried to portray since the buzzer sounded on the finals.

Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:49 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Of all the Dallas players, he would have been the 1st one I chose to get picked up for this. It doesn't overshadow how well he played in the Finals, but he is clueless to a fault. You still have to follow the laws like the rest of us dude. Get a clue and don't sleep so long in jail to let everyone know you were sleeping off the hangover. Next time you may wake up with a lion in the room and Mike Tyson wanting to kick your behind!

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:21 pm
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Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:14 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I agree read the article

Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:14 pm

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Aliens, there a minute difference between the laws in Vegas and the laws in Irving, Texas. And calling people idiots or morons are also within the realm of expressing our opinion, so if I think someone sounds like a 'tard I can call them so. IDIOT!

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