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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: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:37 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

there is no such thing as quotas for cops.  municipal jobs are paid for through your taxes not through fines. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:54 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Suck it up buttercup...as I was always taught, or maybe taught myself at some point...there's always two sides to a story, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

We all know the guy has a big mouth & he is probably feeling very good about himself (which he should) & possibly got a little cocky with the cops, which in my experience they can't stand....4 hours in a cell isn't going to kill him, nor will the 400$ fine.Professional athletes,actors etc. need to learn that there not above the law , they don't have immunity...don't act like an idiot..

Of course this is just specualtion on my part and nothing more.



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:30 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Cops do have quotas.  How do you think they pay for municipal jobs?  



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:06 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

r u serious



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:05 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

do you really think so



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:49 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Cops don't have a quota. Don't know why they would arrest him other than the fact that he must have been extremely drunk. Also, wasn't he arrested by Irving, TX?



Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:57 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Funny how everyone is supporting him drinking. The fact that he's not taking care of his body by guzzling alcohol is the first notion, the fact that alcohol is even allowed is another. People get thrown in jail for months for smoking weed, which isn't a violent drug, but they get off scot-free when they're hammered? I'm glad the cop arrested him, who knows what would have happened. Look at what we see today usually in pro sports.



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:38 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Dude is a douche, always has been always will be!  That being said, I like that shirt he had on poking fun at Lebron James, credit where it is due but that being said, DeShawn along with many other professional goons playing pro sports need to grow up, your wife had to bail you out, sad, HEY DeShawn, "HOW THAT CELL TASTE," thanks for the laugh douche!




Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:34 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

the only thing i dont like was him saying he should of been treated better because he is a champion? REALLY? How about saying maybe you should of been treated better because you didn't do anything wrong. Ben Golliver said it perfect, ( 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 ).....



Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:26 am
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Cops are always liars and looking to pad their arrest record for their arrest quotas. Meanwhile real crime is being committed somewhere.  Talking about Cops having nothing to do!! Get a Real Job Please!


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