Posted by Royce Young
Update 10:20 p.m.: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Powell was arrested for failure to obey an authorized officer directing traffic, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and obstruction. Basically, Powell was trying to turn on a street blocked in heavy traffic after the SEC tournament finished in Atlanta, onto a street blocked by emergency vehicles. An officer on the scene directed him to go straight, Powell repeatedly refused, and was arrested as a result. He was held out of the Hawks' win versus the Blazers. We'll have more info on this as it comes available.
Via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Powell was arrested Saturday near Philips Arena after a traffic incident.
Team spokesman Arthur Triche: "We were made aware of a traffic incident that occurred en route to [Powell] coming to the game, reportedly near the arena. That's as much as we know about the situation at this time. We do understand charges have been filed but beyond that we have no further comment."
No other details have been released at this time.
Powell, 28, signed with the Hawks in the offseason from the Lakers and has appeared in 48 games averaging 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.