Entertainment & Sports Law
Golden State Warriors Cut Player Who Showed Up Drunk to DUI Hearing
Posted Dec 13, 2011 4:47 PM CDT
By Mark Hansen
The Golden State Warriors have cut veteran guard Charlie Bell after Bell showed up drunk at a hearing on a drunken driving case.
Bell, a former high school and college basketball star, was waived by the Warriors under a new amnesty provision, the Associated Press reports.
Last week, Bell, 32, was scheduled to appear in a Michigan courtroom in connection with an Oct. 21 drunken driving arrest near his hometown of Flint.
After failing to pass a sobriety test ahead of the court appearance, Bell was detained briefly on a bond violation.
He reappeared in court the next day, where he was placed on 18 months probation and fined $1,500, WNEM TV 5 reported.
Bell apologized for his behavior in a statement, attributing the drunken driving charge to a "breakup" in his family that he said he had dealt with "irresponsibly," CSN Bay Area reported.