Rodney White Arrested

Good job Rodney! Way to make the headlines!

Rodney White, two others accused of shooting guns while driving

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.

Outstanding. What a dumbass.

If you’re going to fire a gun in the air, have sense enough not to do it where the terror alert factor is highest!!! :ph34r:

Remember, he didn’t finish college. There’s always things to learn.

Don’t mess with the Secret Service!

NBA Player, Two Others Arrested, Men Held After Shots Fired From Car on Rock Creek Parkway
By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil, Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, September 6, 2004; Page B02

A National Basketball Association player and two other men were arrested in the District early yesterday after shots were fired from a car on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The player was identified as Rodney C. White, 24, of Denver. White, a 6-foot-9 forward, played for the Denver Nuggets the past two seasons and is a free agent. A team spokesman confirmed last night that White had been arrested.

In 1999, White helped lead a private school in Montgomery County to a basketball championship. He also was known as one of the top players in a highly regarded summer league here.

Tom Mazur, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, said an officer in the uniformed division who was on his way to work saw shots fired into the air about 4:45 a.m. yesterday from a vehicle on the parkway. He said Secret Service officers stopped an SUV at Connecticut Avenue and 24th Street NW and arrested three men who were inside.

Mazur identified the others arrested as Anthony O. Butler Jr., 21, of Detroit and Kyle A. Doman, 24, of Bowie.

The three were charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition, Mazur said.

Police said at least one gun and a knife were found in the vehicle.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office here said the three would remain in police custody until they were presented in D.C. Superior Court today.

After attracting attention for his play as a freshman at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte during the 2000-01 season, White was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Pistons in 2001.

After a season with the Pistons, he was signed by the Nuggets, where he averaged 7.5 points per game last season.

After the 1998-99 high school season, in which he played for the Newport School in Kensington, he was chosen as a member of The Washington Post’s All-Met boys basketball team. He averaged 18.7 points a game for Newport and scored more than 1,500 points during his high school career.

According to an account posted three years ago on SportsIllustrated.CNN.com, after high school and before college, White was named most valuable player in Washington’s Kenner summer league.

Ex-Nugget held on D.C. gun charges
By Adam Thompson and Sean Kelly, Denver Post Staff Writers

Rodney White, who became a free agent after last season, was arrested after a Secret Service agent reported that people in a car were firing guns into the air.

Rodney White, a forward with the Denver Nuggets last season, was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Sunday after a Secret Service agent said he saw the basketball player and his friends firing guns in the air.

White, 24, and two friends were arrested about 5 a.m. at 24th Street and Connecticut Avenue near the National Zoo, said Secret Service spokesman Tom Mazur.

An agent reported that he spotted someone firing in the air from a car driving along Rock Creek Parkway. The car was stopped and weapons were found inside, Mazur said.

No one was injured in the shooting, he said.

White, who is a free agent after spending the past two years with the Nuggets, could not be reached for comment. His agent did not return a phone call.

“The Nuggets have no comment. He’s a free agent. He’s not under contract with us,” said Nuggets spokesman Eric Sebastian.

White was arrested along with Anthony O. Butler Jr. of Detroit and Kyle A. Boman of Bowie, Md. The three men were taken to the Third Police District. A Metropolitan (D.C.) police officer said White remained in jail Sunday afternoon.

All three men face six charges, Mazur said: carrying a prohibited weapon without a license, unregistered firearms, unregistered ammunition, possession of fireworks, possession of a prohibited weapon and unlawful discharge of a firearm. The last charge is a felony.

The offenses will be prosecuted by the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington. White lives in the Washington area during the offseason.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward was a first-round pick, ninth overall, in the 2001 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons after he played only his freshman season at North Carolina-Charlotte.

He was traded to the Nuggets in 2002 for two players and a first-round draft choice. In 144 games with the Nuggets, he averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

White became a free agent after the Nuggets declined to pick up his $2.4 million option for next season in order to clear salary-cap space. Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe has said he wants to re-sign White. Vandeweghe could not be reached Sunday.

[i]Originally posted by UNCCTF[/i]@Sep 5 2004, 10:01 PM [b] Outstanding. What a dumbass. [/b]
ditto

I guess there goes all the talk of the Bobcats picking him up! :stuck_out_tongue:

Ditto to dumbass No wonder no one wants him on their team.

[b]University of North Carolina in Charlotte [/b]

“In” Charlotte. I thought I had seen all of the possibilities of screwing up the university’s official name. I stand corrected.

NBA=Punks=NBA=Rodney White, et al= NBA=punks=NBA=…

Stooooooooooooooooopid

I hope this causes teams to shy away from him and he doesn’t get a contract now and has to go overseas. This guy obviously hasn’t learned a thing since he said “I pretty much dominated college basketball…” One year does not a 49er make. I don’t claim him as one of us.

[i]Originally posted by bobblinlutz[/i]@Sep 7 2004, 12:09 PM [b] I hope this causes teams to shy away from him and he doesn't get a contract now and has to go overseas. This guy obviously hasn't learned a thing since he said "I pretty much dominated college basketball..." One year does not a 49er make. I don't claim him as one of us. [/b]
Would you support him if he was on the National team?
[b]Would you support him if he was on the National team? [/b]

Yeah, by one of us I meant a 49er, not an American. If he were on the Olympic team, I would definitely still cheer for that team. I understand what you’re trying to insinuate, but I never looked at the USA basketball team as individuals. I looked at them collectively, and had no problem whatsoever supporting them.

Rodney White, by the way, has no shot of ever wearing USA across his chest.

[i]Originally posted by bobblinlutz[/i]@Sep 7 2004, 01:30 PM [b]
[b]Would you support him if he was on the National team? [/b]
Rodney White, by the way, has no [i]shot[/i] of ever wearing USA across his chest. [/b]
Nice pun. :D
[b]I hope this causes teams to shy away from him and he doesn't get a contract now and has to go overseas. This guy obviously hasn't learned a thing since he said "I pretty much dominated college basketball..." One year does not a 49er make. I don't claim him as one of us. [/b]

Rodney made a mistake. He is still young and immature, but that is no excuse.

But to say that you don’t claim him as a niner is rediculous! Rodney helped give national attention to the program by being here. He was ESPN.com freshman of the year which I am sure brought spotlight to the program. What other niner has been taken in the NBA lottery?

I am saddened by the actions that he has taken off of the court. However, Rodney White will be and will always be a Charlotte 49er!!

[b]What other niner has been taken in the NBA lottery?[/b]

Two words - WEAK DRAFT!!! One more word - POTENTIAL!!!

That’s why he went in the lottery.

Two more words - UNRECOGNIZED POTENTIAL!!! Two more - NO DEFENSE!!!

That’s why I don’t think he’s a good player.

One more word - ITALY!!!

That’s where I think he’ll be playing this year.

As for why I don’t claim him, I guess I do, but I just don’t tout him as being a Charlotte guy. One and out just sucks, unless you do it like Carmelo did. Duke fans I know don’t talk much about Magette (a FAR better player, by the way) and I don’t think we should really brag about White, even if he is our only guy in the NBA.

[i]Originally posted by bobblinlutz[/i]@Sep 7 2004, 02:30 PM [b] Rodney White, by the way, has no shot of ever wearing USA across his chest. [/b]
How about "Property of" preceding it?
[i]Originally posted by gamer+Sep 7 2004, 03:31 PM-->
[b]QUOTE[/b] (gamer @ Sep 7 2004, 03:31 PM)