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09-06-2004, 12:09 AM
Rodney White, two others accused of shooting guns while driving
September 5, 2004
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Free-agent forward Rodney White and two other men face weapons charges after a uniformed Secret Service officer reported seeing them randomly shooting into the air early Sunday.
Authorities identified the men as White, 24, of Denver; Anthony O. Butler, Jr., 21, of Detroit; and Kyle A. Doman, 25, of Bowie, Md.
White averaged 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Nuggets last season, his second year in Denver. He also played one season in Detroit.
Police pulled over a sports utility vehicle carrying the three and found an unspecified number of guns and a knife inside, Secret Service spokesman Tom Mazur said.
Each was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm -- a felony. All were being held pending an initial court appearance Monday.
09-06-2004, 12:38 AM
what an idiot
Good thing stupidity is not a crime or he'd be doing a life sentence.
09-06-2004, 07:25 AM
He doens't have Ivy's talent.
Wonder if he can spell NBADL?
09-12-2004, 01:11 PM
'Melo fans take note. Bad sign.
Mike Monroe: Bad choice could mean millions
Web Posted: 09/12/2004 12:00 AM CDT
San Antonio Express-News
All the talent in the basketball world sometimes is not enough to overcome poor judgment.
Take Rodney White.
White is blessed with surpassing basketball skill and decent size that ought to make him a starting small forward for one of the NBA's 30 teams if he only had better judgment.
And we're talking about judgment that goes beyond the kind of basketball idiocy White displayed in one season with the Detroit Pistons and two with the Denver Nuggets.
This morning, White is in jail in the District of Columbia, charged with a firearms violation that will rank as one of the dumbest offseason moves by a free agent since Stephen Jackson turned down more than $10 million from the Spurs in the summer that followed their 2003 NBA title.
White and two companions were arrested a week ago after a Secret Service agent heard gunshots coming from a car in which White and his friends were riding, in an affluent neighborhood not far from the National Zoo and within a few miles of the White House.
White's pals have been released from jail on personal recognizance, but he remains in on a charge of carrying a gun without a license.
White once made one of the dumbest plays I ever had witnessed in an NBA game. With the Warriors in the middle of a second-half comeback, from more than 20 down that would result in a crushing defeat for the Nuggets, White stole a Warriors pass at midcourt and drove for what should have been a layup, except that he tried to execute a 360-degree dunk, which he missed — but that on-court lunacy pales, compared to this alleged violation. This move likely will cost him millions of dollars.
See, White had become Carmelo Anthony's best buddy on the Nuggets roster. Both players grew up in the greater Washington, D.C., area, Anthony in Baltimore, and began hanging out together when Anthony joined the Nuggets roster. Anthony had made it clear to Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe that he wanted his pal back on the roster, which gave White more leverage than most non-starting small forwards.
Frankly, some members of the Nuggets basketball operations department were very concerned about White's having had a negative influence on the impressionable Anthony last season, on and off the court. They just got all the reason they need to explain to Anthony why the club didn't return his buddy to the roster.
It appears White will remain in jail for another couple of weeks, which makes it unlikely any team will sign him before training camp begins.
By comparison, Jackson's decision to turn down the Spurs' millions last summer seems entirely reasonable.
09-12-2004, 01:54 PM
that play against the warriors made me laugh a bit...what an idiot
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