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Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:34 am
Edited on: August 23, 2011 10:54 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverderek-anderson

Former NBA player Derek Anderson is having his name spoken to police by just about the last person in the world with whom you would want to be associated.

Wave3.com reports that Francois Cunningham, a Kentucky man who admitted to police that he was involved in purchases of kilograms of cocaine and that he caused the deaths of two people by allegedly throwing a molotov cocktail into their vehicle, is providing additional information into murders committed by his associates and the workings of the drug organization he was involved in as part of a "deal for early release."

In a taped interview with a police detective, Cunningham stated that former NBA player Derek Anderson bankrolled the drug operation. 

Butler: "Was Derek Anderson ever present when you all bought narcotics?" 

Cunningham: "Nah, he stays away from you know, he's just the money and he's not going to get around any of it but, that's who funnels the money."

The site notes that Anderson has not been charged with a crime in the case and that the police currently do not have any corroborating evidence.

Without question, Cunningham's claims should be treated with a certain degree of skepticism, as Courier-Journal.com reports that he had his charges reduced from murder to second-degree manslaughter in exchange for his cooperation.

Anderson denied "being involved in any illegal activity" through an attorney in a statement to Courier-Journal.com on Tuesday evening. The attorney further stated that Anderson would not make any additional comment himself.

NBA LEGAL TROUBLE

A Kentucky native, Anderson won an NCAA title while at the University of Kentucky in 1996 and was selected in the 1997 NBA Draft Lottery by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anderson played 11 seasons in the NBA, playing for the Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats. He won an NBA title with the Heat in 2006.

Anderson, now 37, averaged 12.0 points, 3.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steal in 29.2 minutes per game during his NBA career. He retired after the 2007-2008 season and Basketball-Reference.com reports that Anderson's career earnings topped $58 million. 

Anderson's former teammate with the Portland Trail Blazers, Zach Randolph, has been at the center of a legal investigation this week as well, as a drug dealer in Portland, Or., told police that he was assaulted at Randolph's home while he was trying to sell marijuana.

Hat tip: Kentucky Sports Radio
Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

I gotta agree... it doesn't make any sense to identify Anderson as a Blazer except for the fact they want to connect it to the recent Zach Randolph story.  The drug ring appears to be a Kentucky thing.  Derek was a Blazer for less than 4 seasons and played for 7 different teams. 

Odd.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

Everone keep in mind that the date that Cunningham comitted the double murder was in Oct. 2005. He was arrested shortly after. He has been in jail ever since. I don't think DA would be involved with this mess. I don't know him personally but this sounds of a man just trying to get out of jail a little earlier because he is tired of all the shower rape. What is ironic is that Cunningham was as talented a football player in high school as DA was in basketball. Maybe he is jealous over what he never attained.



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

As regards March Chmura, it was with a 17 year old girl. That's not molestation.

Clemen's paramour was 21 before they had sex.

While I hesitate to blame the victim, it is impsosible these days for people to know how old a girl is, once they hit 13 or so, because they start dressing and making up like tarts at about that time. 
Yeah, you keep believing that she was 21.  Yeah right because it wouldn't be in Mark Chmura's best interests to tell you so.  They allege 17 at the time of the incident.  And he was hold old.....and married?  No, no reason or motive to make it seem like she came onto him. 



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

The big story in Portland is going to be the Zach Randolph case. Randolph owns a home just outside of Portland that is a notorious drug den. It is hard to believe that nothing has been done about it prior to this time. Several residents of the Randolph house were involved in a shooting at a Portland nightclub several months ago. 



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

RAY CARRUTH



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

Coke dealer gets busted in Portland and since the uneducated dipsh*t probably doesn't know anything more than basketball players have a lot of money he throws out an obscure ex member of the Portland Trail Blazers name.  Ok, now that means exactly what?  Nothing the cops can follow up by speaking with Anderson's attorney and once they have concluded their investigation there is no reason for anyone to get involved in an accussation with no evidence.



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

It's amazing how many of you are writing the guy off as guilty just based on this story.  Did you miss the part about there being "No corroborating evidence"?!  The guy had his charges reduced for providing information, he could have pulled any name out of a hat just to make it look like he was providing info.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

As regards March Chmura, it was with a 17 year old girl. That's not molestation.

Clemen's paramour was 21 before they had sex.

While I hesitate to blame the victim, it is impsosible these days for people to know how old a girl is, once they hit 13 or so, because they start dressing and making up like tarts at about that time. 



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

PLEASE ADD THESE NAMES TO YOUR LIST SIR...

ROGER "THE MOLESTER" CLEMENS
BEN "THE RAPIST" ROTHLISBERGER
LENNY "MADOFF" DYKSTRA
MARK "THE MOLESTER" CHMURA
MATT "SCARFACE" JONES

...NOW YOUR LIST IS COMPLETE.



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

I have a list for you sir.....

 

Roger Clemens

Ben Rothlisberger

Lenny Dykstra

Mark Chamura

Matt Jones

 



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