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Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:55 am
Edited on: August 16, 2011 11:56 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Kendrick Perkins had himself a weekend. The kind where you end up in jail. (I think that’s officially called “The Charlie Sheen,” isn’t it?) He was arrested for, as police said, trying to fight everyone at a bar, including the manager, while being drunk. He was hit with a public intoxication and disorderly conduct charge.

But Perk is saying he’s innocent. Through his lawyer, he released this statement, via kiiitv.com: “Mr. Perkins has maintained his innocence to the charges and is recovering at home with family suffering from injuries he received during the incident.”

His attorney even says they are considering filing a police brutality complaint against the officers. Perkins’ lawyer says there are different accounts being given by witnesses as to what happened Saturday night in Beaumont than what police are reporting.

Remember: The arrest included only a misdemeanor charge. The bail was only a whopping $150. So it’s not about that. It’s about the image, perception and bad PR that’s come from this. With the NBA locked out and absolutely nothing going on, instead of this being swept under the rug, Perk’s arrest made major headlines for like three days.

Like I said initially, everything is pretty sketchy and there’s no telling what went on that night. Something happened that ended up with Perk being arrested. How things got to that point aren’t exactly known and what happened after, isn’t either.

The whole situation is very bizarre. Cancelling a celebrity fundraiser because he collapsed and had to go to the hospital because of dehydration with a doctor giving him orders to rest but instead, he goes out, gets drunk and tries to fight everyone? Huh? Like I said, weird.

It’s not going to affect Perkins’ future with the Thunder obviously, but like I said before, I’m sure this is something the front office and ownership aren’t happy about. They can’t do anything about it because of, you know, that lockout thing, but once everyone can talk again, I’m sure Perk will have some ‘splaining to do.

Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:36 am
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Stupidity and drunkeness are color blind.  And Perkins would have definitely cleaned out the bar even if he was all banged up.  "Police brutality?"  Come on Perk, you're better than that.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Ok this conversation is taking a turn for the worse. Holding up the NFL as a role model for bringing in a more balanced blend of athletes? Sorry but the NFL is ripe with HUGE problems with players. There may be more balance because there is room in the NFL for different types of athletes: skill set is different for linemen, QB's, RB/DB's, receivers. Basketball generally- speed, jumps, athleticsm needed at all positions so yes NBA players are more homogeneous than NFL players because of the narrower skill set necessary for success in the NBA. Many "white" QB's could not make an NBA team with their 14 inch verticles and some of those tall "white" tight ends or linemen? Well we all know how tall white post players make out in the NBA- they don't!

Best post in this thread though is "Perkins vs everyone in bar: Perkins would likely win! True!!



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

A lot of the NBA players grow up in the ghetto and that is a fact.  So why do they wonder, why they have a bad PR?  The answer is simple, the players are thugs!!  Basketball is not what it used to be and the sport has been losing millions because they target the poor neighborhoods.  You dont see many baseball thugs because they cant afford all the equipment.  But all you need for basketball is a ball.  The NBA is at fault for the bad PR because they should try to target all types of people like the NFL does. 



HELPS IF YOU HAVE A HOOP TOO. With out a hoop you are just a guy carrying 3 balls



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

A lot of the NBA players grow up in the ghetto and that is a fact.  So why do they wonder, why they have a bad PR?  The answer is simple, the players are thugs!!  Basketball is not what it used to be and the sport has been losing millions because they target the poor neighborhoods.  You dont see many baseball thugs because they cant afford all the equipment.  But all you need for basketball is a ball.  The NBA is at fault for the bad PR because they should try to target all types of people like the NFL does. 




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Isn't much more to his comment than exactly that ... genius!!

Fact - a huge majority of NBA and NFL players would be dead or in jail without their GOD given talents!!



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Wiseguy1991, are you trying to say that ONLY black NBA and NFL players gets in troubled in the clubs?



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Who would win, Perkins vs. An Entire Bar.....  My money is on Perkins




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Perkins says he's innocent, that he was injured

Black NBA and NFL playesr and nightclubs do not mix well.


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