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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.

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Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:47 pm
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:47 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

He was trying to be a thug sober during the whole series, could you only imagine how he would act drunk. I commend the great officers that arrested him and not giving him special treatment because he is an athlete, well done guys!!!



Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:47 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

yeah right, just another dumb athlete putting themself in a situation they shouldn't be in.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:43 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

haha im not even suprised he couldnt handle himself and the celebration.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:42 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'


That cop was looking for his 15 minutes of fame he wasn’t doing his job, if he was doing his job he could assist DeShawn to nearest Hotel or get him Cab or many other option I can think of, but he decided to take him to jail, You are Moron Cop. You take intoxicated bum to jail, not someone like DeShawn Stevenson who can afford the salary of whole Police department. And you come up with excuse of he could be danger to him self or public, SHAME ON YOU WITH THAT EXCUSE. Maybe you can sell that B.S to your friends and family and you department but not intelligent American people. Why don’t you admitted. You did for showing-off and  attention of his friends at department and evening talk with his wife or girlfriend if he has any, I Feel Very Sorry For You Cop You’re An Idiot disgrace to that badge.





Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:41 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I never ever comment on this site but I am sick of people making excuses for these athletes to get cocked and drive and think they are above the f**kin law.....Stevenson is a typical idiot playing the race card and saying the police must hate black people. Are you kidding me? He got arrested in Dallas. The police don't care what this idiot did because they are following the law! I wonder what you f**kin clowns would be saying if this jacka** killed your spouse or kids or family?? Go f**k idiots!!



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:40 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Thefutureispitt, He wasn't even drunk? He should sue? Racist White Folks? You are the one in denial, people like you playing a bogus race card hurts real cases of racism, you are a total fool.



Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:29 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

The Cops responded to a radio call/complaint of a drunk...They have to do something. Can't just let the guy go.  If he gets hurt or he hurts someome else, then the Cops get screwed (fired or discilplined). Once again, no accountablity for ones' own actions.  Always convenient to pull out the old race card though isn't it? Who said the Cops were white anyway.  There's a ton of black Cops in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and they probably get tired of A-Hole drunks too. 



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:28 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

I bet if it was LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Dirk, Kobe, MJ, Bird, Durant, Duncan, Pau, Rose, Melo, Staudemire, Nash and all those other big time players, the cops would be asking for their autograph and would take him home. Somehow I believe Stevenson. Betcha some of the residents that don't know him and call the cops and saying that he's drunk. I wish he would have told the cops why he was there in the first place and just take him back to the apartment he was suppose to be at. Another reason why I believe him is that there is no mention of resisting arrest, that means he can't be that drunk. We all know that once we are drunk, we feel like we are Superman and we can do anything and get away with everything but since the cops arrested him with no incident, that means he was cooperating with the officers. Please don't think that I condone being intoxicated in public but if he wasn't bothering anyone, they should have just call him a cab or his wife and that would be the end of the story. Won't be surprise if those cops arresdted him lost money betting againts the Mavs and their piss, lol. I'm just glad he wasn't resisting arrest or else he would be for sure have some swollen lips and face.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:28 pm
 

DeShawn Stevenson: I was arrested for 'no reason'

Yeah right. What a load of crap. Why didn't his wife pick him up before he got arrested. The douche was hanging out someplace he shouldn't have been at. Probably cheating on his wife.


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