May 30, 2006

More athletes behaving badly:

"You can't arrest me. I'm a basketball player."

Gilbert Arenas, NBA All-Star

Well, Gilbert, actually the Miami Beach Police Department can arrest you for trying to interfere with the arrest of a teammate.

By the standards of big time athletes getting hauled off to the pokey, this one sounds pretty mild -- just a little too much rest and relaxation for a "tired and emotional" jock after a hard season. Still, it's just another reminder that when it comes to the athletic police blotter, basketball, football, and baseball players infinitely more famous than the Duke lacrosse team get arrested weekly, with barely a ripple in the media. And sometimes they're even guilty!

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