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Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

Posted on: April 25, 2011 9:29 am
Edited on: April 25, 2011 4:37 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young 

Update 4:35 p.m.: The AP now reports that the waitress was not pregnant. Which makes this way better than it sounde... wait, no it doesn't, he still hit a freaking IHOP waitress. 

Original report: Laker rookie forward Derrick Caracter was arrested Sunday morning in New Orleans after an alleged altercation near the team's hotel, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The charge on Caracter was battery.

Caracter has been on the inactive list in every game of the Lakers' opening round series against the Hornets. He appeared in just 41 regular season games, mostly in mop-up duty. He also spent some time with the Lakers' D-League affiliate.

Caracter is from UTEP and came into the league with some potential character issues (no pun intended). He started his college career at Louisville but was suspended a couple of times by Rick Pitino and eventually dismissed from the team. He's an extremely talented forward, but sometimes just seems to get in his own way. If there's any more information about this situation, we'll be sure to update you.

UPDATE: Via the Times-Picayune, Caracter was arrested for, um, hitting a pregnant waitress at IHOP. According to the police report, Caracter was drunk and struck the waitress at about 1:18 a.m.
He "started grabbing and pulling" a pregnant waitress, prompting the manager to go outside and flag down a police officer, Harper said. The female officer tried to defuse the situation, Harper said, but Caracter remained obstinate. The officer arrested him.

He was handcuffed and taken to Orleans Parish jail and booked with one count of battery for hitting the waitress, as well as one count each of public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Comments

Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:35 am
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

"I sure do, I just don't punch them."

You just help crush their souls. Wonderful!



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

Derrick Character...Haven't you heard?

The bottle ain't to blame, and i ain't trying to.

It don't make you do a thing, it just lets you.



Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

Hopefully this fool will rot away in prison where he'll no doubt end up some day. Only a true coward would punch a woman and a pregnant one at that.



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

I can't participate since I'm not a pornstar, but I'll invest!



Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

How in the world do you say that because this dirt bag hot a pregnant woman it is because he is an "avid viewer of pornography"? WTF are you talking about here buddy??? I hate to break it to you, but there are many women who watch and like to participate in things they watch. However, most people that don’t have their heads in other places would realize that this has absolutely nothing to do with beating women. Whatever they are trying to brainwash you in that place of worship you go to is the polar opposite from the truth.




Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:10 pm
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Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

Let me guess....  you traded basketball for the REAL thug sport (hockey).



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

Great!!!!!



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

How old is he?  Since he's a rookie.. I assume he's old enough to drink, since the story doesn't talk about under age consumption.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Laker rookie Derrick Caracter arrested

If it wasn't for the NBA Players Association rules and the union crap, not to mention D-Fish is the president of the players union, the Lakers would've cut him Sunday night and he wouldn't have even made the team flight back to LA.  What a waste of space.


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