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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: May 1, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:43 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

This is America, people are intoxicated in public all the time. It sounds like you guys in Texas have a bunch of racist hick cops.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:43 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

What a scumbagg trouble maker


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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:40 pm
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Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:34 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I retract my previous comment.  With an honest abe tatoo, he must be telling the truth



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:25 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Someone gets arrested for public intoxication... doesn't that imply that he was doing something outlandish? Finally, wouldn't there be some kind of alcohol test? Why do I think there is more to this story than what the public has been told. Either we've got some cops trying to do what Miami couldn't (i.e. arrest the Mavs) or a turnover. Now, if you told me he'd just gotten that tatoo, I'd say that's proof enough. :-)



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:15 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I think that if he actually slept in the drunk tank for 5 hours, he was probably pretty hammered.  Sober man that thinks he was wrongly arrested probably doesn't sleep.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:08 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

..maybe it's just me, but you don't see Dirk getting arrested for public drukeness..some guys just can't hold their Colt 45...unless of course you're talking about the kind that shoots!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:04 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

     Was he intoxicated when he got that neck tattoo?



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:03 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I don't think he was using "champion" as a get out of jail card. I think he was saying that he was on an emotional high and getting arrested just shouldn't happen in a time like that.


Plus, if he remembers all of this, I think it's pretty clear he really wasn't all that messed up. 


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