Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

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 8, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:13 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

 Plenty of people get picked up public intoxication charges ... even white people. Just because he is black doesnt make it a race issue, perhpoas it's a Texas issue. When I was down there it seemed they cut people off very early at the bar if you look or act erratic, maybe the same hold true on the street to for intolerance of public drunkeness.



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:12 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

First of all he was drinking not driving. Secondly since when do you go to jail for drinking, I wonder do you drink. And if you do I wonder how many times have you been thrown in jail for drinking. Lastly, the average Joe does not get treated like atheletes, stars, performers or entertainers sorry Joe but you are a hater. Because you are mad because no one cares about you and you have no idea what it takes to be black. So you already have a get out of jail free card. Take That.



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:43 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

 And seriously, shouldn't the fine have been $395, since he already had $5 covered?    LOL FUNNY STUFF LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:41 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Race ? Wow you gotta love America, anytime a black athlete gets into trouble it is because he is black, and not because he is breaking the law that is for ALL races,, and gender. The guy broke the law, he got caught, end of story. In fact this should be a "no story" really. No matter who a person is, average joe, celebrity, athelete, performer/entertainer, they should ALL be held to the same standards. If you debate the truth then it is YOU who is racist. ALL people judged by the same standards, and punished the same way is the only correct way.
  



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:30 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

This guy is money! I mean seriously this guy is worth $5, it says so right on his neck. Can't they see that a man who is legal tender let alone a "champion" should not be "dissed" by the "5-0"? And seriously, shouldn't the fine have been $395, since he already had $5 covered? I'm just sayin....



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:27 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Htownsportswfan1 you must be from the Dallas area with right wing comments like that.  Get a life.  You and your racist/classist comments are why I left.



Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:25 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Those cops must have been Heat fans or something.



Since: Jun 10, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:25 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Amen Bull.  I can't stand the folks that come on here and act as the grammar police, and call others idiots for merely posting their opinion.  We're in America and we are entitled to our opinion without fear of repercussion from these bone heads.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:12 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

wow does he think he is superior to everybody now? He should be scrutnized just like LeBron!



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:08 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Meet the new spokesperson for Colt 45.  Word has it the makers of MD 20/20 are also interested.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com