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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 16, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:21 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

You are absolutely incorrect.  Depending on their position, most officers do have a quota, monthly.  Obviously a homicide detective will not, but your meter maids, street cops and traffic cops absolutely must write a certain number of tickets or make a certain amount of arrests per month.



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:16 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

How come I see Stevenson in a Nuggets uniform next season?




Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:11 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I slept in a one-room cell for almost five hours


That quote says it all.  If he weren't drunk and instead arrested for no reason, he wouldn't have been asleep (passed out) for five hours in a jail cell.



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:00 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I have to say I'm not suprised at what this piece of trash said. If there were no NBA, he would be cooped up in that cell for 25 to life instead of 4 hours so he should consider himself lucky. At least Mark Cuban and the rest of his team know how to handle winning a Title, have fun riding the bench in Hungary next year scrub.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:59 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

What a "Complete" moron!!
He shows his intelligence every time he opens his uneducated mouth. 



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:53 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

At least it didn't take a half dozen knee strikes to take him in.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:52 am
 

I was arrested for 'no reason'

I drank a forty of "no reason" before, but I was smart enough to call a cab......



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:39 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

wasn't we all...lol   come on DeShawn you put yourself on the map quadrupling your popularity by taunting Lebron so just be straight and say I was so messed up thanks for helping me...:) no one will care




Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:48 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I am not a Mavs fan and think Stevenson is a joker. However, you guys bashing him for this have obviously never been to Dallas. Their PD is an even bigger joke than Stevenson. You guys remember the incident with Houston running back Ryan Moats in 2009? Yeah that happened. Have to take DeShawn's side on this one: He should be treated better.



Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:44 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

i think those cops were miami heat fans, probably would explain why he got arrested


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