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DeShawn Stevenson arrested

Posted on: June 15, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 1:45 pm
Posted by Royce Young

It's been an eventful 72 hours for DeShawn Stevenson. He won a title, dissed LeBron with a t-shirt, dissed LeBron by saying he was "classless" and partied hard.

And then he capped it off by getting arrested.

Via ESPN Dallas:

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson was arrested for public intoxication in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday night, two days after the franchise won its first NBA championship.

Irving police were called to the Grand Venetian apartment complex at about 10:30 p.m. CT after receiving a call to report an intoxicated person walking in the area. Officers reported that Stevenson, who does not live at the complex, appeared intoxicated and did not know where he was.

He was arrested without incident on the Class C misdemeanor charge based on the results of a sobriety test, officer's observations and his statements.

"They felt he was a danger to himself and others," Irving public information officer John Argumaniz said. "Basically, he was intoxicated to a point where he didn't feel comfortable letting him walk away or leave. They didn't have any other options at that point."

The Mavs said they weren't aware of the incident and declined comment.

Stevenson was just walking around an apartment complex wasted and didn't know where he was? I wonder if when he sobered up, he was like, "What, why is Abraham Lincoln tattooed on my neck?!?"

Stevenson will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. He played a role extremely well in Dallas as a tough defender, 3-pointer shooter and player willing to play any role. One being, "Guy that parties very hard after a championship" included.

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:03 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

He LeBron, hows my Dirk taste..BUWAHAHA!

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:53 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

Shocking news!!! What a dooshnozzle!

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:51 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

Deshawn Stevenson just scored more on his breathalyzer than Lebronda did in the 4th quarter


Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:48 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

Why be a basketball player if you can't act like one?

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:47 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

Good for DeShawn.  He is still a young guy and has every right to whoop it up and enjoy the victory. 

Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:29 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

hawkman i couldnt have said it better myself!!

Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:24 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

Come on, CALL A CAB..   Happy partying but why are you roaming an apartment complex?  LOL  nice tat..  Have a party Friday.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:17 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

At least he will wake up a NBA CHAMP LELOSR james.

Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:28 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

LeBrons comments that he will be OK wihthhimself when he wakes up the next moring are in fact a good Wayne Dyer moment but are reflective, once again, of the fact that although he is a very talented player he is Not a very competitive player.

Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:09 pm

DeShawn Stevenson arrested

This is a joke, right?  I lived in Italy for 7 years and their drunk driving laws and the BAC tolerance is lower than ours.  It rarely happens over there to hear.  Same with Germany.  In England the bars close by 11 to minimize the problems, even though everyone walks to their neighborhood pub.  Maybe in northern Europe where they drink vodka like water, but I seriously doubt that, too.  The only place I've seen it tolerated was at Oktoberfest, but even then when they got sloppy drunk they hopped a ride downtown in the drunk van.  Even at Oktoberfest there's a big difference between having a good time and getting stupid.

What everyone seems to want to ignore is that he didn't know where he was and was deemed a danger to himself and others.  That's way beyond your standard drunk, but its what I'd expect from a clown like Stevenson.

I'm not sure if you noticed (since your post seems to imply otherwise): Stevenson wasn't arrested for DWI or anything involving a car. He was arrested for public intoxication, which is essentially being too loud in public.

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