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MavKikiNYC
05-29-2006, 05:11 PM
May 28, 2006
Arenas, Storey Arrested on South Beach

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 3:44 p.m. ET
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Washington Wizards (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/probasketball/nationalbasketballassociation/washingtonwizards/index.html?inline=nyt-org) guard Gilbert Arenas and forward Awvee Storey have been arrested on charges of disobeying police.
Storey was blocking traffic in the middle of a busy street when an officer told him to get back to the sidewalk Saturday night, according to police reports. Storey didn't get out of the street, and the officer arrested him and charged him with failure to obey a command.
While police were arresting Storey, Arenas got out of a vehicle and walked toward the arresting officers. According to reports, an officer told Arenas to get back in his vehicle, but he refused, saying he wanted to stand next to his teammate. The officer took Arenas into custody and charged him with resisting without violence.
As Arenas was being arrested, according to reports, he said, ''You can't arrest me. I'm a basketball player. I play for the Washington Wizards, and I'm not going to leave my teammate.''
Both players were then taken to jail for processing.
The Wizards released a statement saying, ''We are aware of the situation and, until we have more information, we will have no comment.''
The two were arrested as part of a crackdown on disorderly behavior among those who flocked to Miami Beach for Memorial Day weekend.
A total of 557 people were arrested between Thursday morning and Saturday night on Miami Beach. Most arrests were for disorderly conduct and intoxication. During the same three-day period last year, there were 333 arrests.
''We're definitely over from last year,'' Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said. ''We're working a lot more plainclothes officers, so you're obviously going to make more arrests.''

nashtymavsfan13
05-29-2006, 06:35 PM
lol, what losers.

EricaLubarsky
05-29-2006, 07:02 PM
I can think of better ways to spend a long summer.

orangedays
05-29-2006, 10:38 PM
I envy the Wizards. If only Dallas had players with street cred...

ballin_boi
05-31-2006, 09:04 AM
i think Arenas was just playing around. Or maybe the whole thing was taken out of context. Im pretty sure Arenas can't be that much of an asshole.

bernardos70
05-31-2006, 10:02 AM
I heard this on the radio. He probably didn't say that authoritatively, he just said like "I'm not some bum off the streets" if you know what I mean.

Vdaddy
05-31-2006, 10:50 AM
This whole thing is taken out the proportion. I live near DC and i listened to local news the other night. What really happened was the other guy got into it with the cops,they apperently told him to move cause he was blocking the street. Arenas just went up to see what happened and when they asked him why is he wondering about this kid he said he is my teammate I play for washington wizards i am just trying to lookout for my teammate. Nothing wrong from arenas in my point. Cops have arrested over 300 people in that part of Miami in 2 days so seems like they are finding any way to get people to jail.

MavKikiNYC
05-31-2006, 11:16 AM
This whole thing is taken out the proportion. I live near DC and i listened to local news the other night. What really happened was the other guy got into it with the cops,they apperently told him to move cause he was blocking the street. Arenas just went up to see what happened and when they asked him why is he wondering about this kid he said he is my teammate I play for washington wizards i am just trying to lookout for my teammate. Nothing wrong from arenas in my point. Cops have arrested over 300 people in that part of Miami in 2 days so seems like they are finding any way to get people to jail.

Oh....I didn't get any of that from the press account.

Maybe you can serve as a character witness.

sike
05-31-2006, 12:23 PM
I wish I had street cred.