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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 ESPNDallas.com) 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.

Comments

Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:28 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

And he never said he was arrested for being Black genius!



Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:26 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

stfu if racist white folks didn't give Blacks a reason to play it then there would be no race card. It is as real as your denial!



Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:24 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Well well well a bitter lakers fam stfu the man wasn't even drunk, he should sue!



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:19 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Though I am thrilled that Dallas won, DeShawn is nothing but a Dirkhead.



Since: Feb 14, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:15 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Oh snap!! That's what 3 bumpers of OE 800 will do to ya!!!



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:06 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Welcome to the real world. You don't get special treatment for being a NBA champion, WAKE THE F*CK UP!! 



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:00 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Still haven't heard what he did, usually while being too drunk the local cops will give you a way out.... if somebody sober will take responsibility for you.  He must have been on his own, or with a group of wastoids. 

His appearance surely didn't help, but he must have known that when he got the crazy neck tattoo.  Abe Lincoln?



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:56 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Yeah here comes the race card. I'm sure he wasn't drunk and acting like a perfect citizen. What a bunch of crap people always playing the race card and there are actually some fools that believe it.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:51 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Ahh--it doesnt take long for the good old race card to be played.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:50 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Dude; you're in Dallas, Texas my man! A Brother with a pair of # 5 tatoos sandwiched around Abe Lincoln isn't going to make you a big favorite of the local and many police departments in the Metroplex. My sources in the DFW area have stated that Lebron had his people make DeShawn's life as difficult as possible. Why can't a brother just enjoy the title and have a good time for a week and not end up in the slammer? Bro; you should have stayed in South Beach where they know how to treat partiers and champions.


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