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Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:34 am
Edited on: August 23, 2011 10:54 pm
Posted by Ben Golliverderek-anderson

Former NBA player Derek Anderson is having his name spoken to police by just about the last person in the world with whom you would want to be associated. reports that Francois Cunningham, a Kentucky man who admitted to police that he was involved in purchases of kilograms of cocaine and that he caused the deaths of two people by allegedly throwing a molotov cocktail into their vehicle, is providing additional information into murders committed by his associates and the workings of the drug organization he was involved in as part of a "deal for early release."

In a taped interview with a police detective, Cunningham stated that former NBA player Derek Anderson bankrolled the drug operation. 

Butler: "Was Derek Anderson ever present when you all bought narcotics?" 

Cunningham: "Nah, he stays away from you know, he's just the money and he's not going to get around any of it but, that's who funnels the money."

The site notes that Anderson has not been charged with a crime in the case and that the police currently do not have any corroborating evidence.

Without question, Cunningham's claims should be treated with a certain degree of skepticism, as reports that he had his charges reduced from murder to second-degree manslaughter in exchange for his cooperation.

Anderson denied "being involved in any illegal activity" through an attorney in a statement to on Tuesday evening. The attorney further stated that Anderson would not make any additional comment himself.


A Kentucky native, Anderson won an NCAA title while at the University of Kentucky in 1996 and was selected in the 1997 NBA Draft Lottery by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anderson played 11 seasons in the NBA, playing for the Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats. He won an NBA title with the Heat in 2006.

Anderson, now 37, averaged 12.0 points, 3.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steal in 29.2 minutes per game during his NBA career. He retired after the 2007-2008 season and reports that Anderson's career earnings topped $58 million. 

Anderson's former teammate with the Portland Trail Blazers, Zach Randolph, has been at the center of a legal investigation this week as well, as a drug dealer in Portland, Or., told police that he was assaulted at Randolph's home while he was trying to sell marijuana.

Hat tip: Kentucky Sports Radio

Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:38 am

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

This is crazy! Here we go again. Anderson needs to not put himself in bad situations. I hope that he has not set himself up with dealing with people who can take him down. He has to know that the Thug Life leads to only death , jail or worse. He better hope that he is telling the truth because they will fry him for this in the media. He was a good player when he was health but he does not need to go out like this. He has his millions so why mess with the drug game. It will get you every time

Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

If the president could get all of his policies approve, and if he could get any type of backing from both parties and the people, America would be in great shape. You seems to forget that alot of people hate him and is doing anything to see him fall from power even if that means that the american people have to suffer. Yes unemployment is low, credit is horrible but that did not happen overnight. It will take many years to overcome this recession. Look at the other things he acclompished, Prevented the 2nd great depression, putted an end to the war in iraq, implemented education reform and his present along is repairing our image aboard. To sum it up, as long as people continue to defend for thereselve and not the good of the people the country will decline. Oh i forgot to mention, He is not a black man his mom is white and his dad is from kenya. 

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2011 12:49 am

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

If you call what he is doing and has done cleaning up then I would hate to see your home. Bush was a terrible president but funny how no one in this country takes responsibility for their actions. Country is in the worst shape it has been in over 50 years and it is on Obama’s watch. Bush was one of the worst Presidents ever but Obama’s track record will make him look good. Approval rating below 40%, unemployment out of control, countries credit rating down graded to a historical record low. W/ all of these accomplishments thank God he has only a little over a year remaining.

Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2011 12:22 am

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

" A black man in the white house" , Well I GUESS you can say he is cleaning up the mess Bush made the 8 years before he took over and not to mention all the other non trust worthy people in DC who continue to vote for the good of there party instead of the good of the country/ PEOPLE. But i guess you can not see pass te color of someone skin. I wonder do you cheer for those same black people when you see them on your favorite sports team.

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:04 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

I just state what others think and are so intimidated by all the pc in this country that they are cowards and have lost their voice. It is no coincidence that the country is hitting all time lows and there is a black man in office. I actually feel sorry for him and his soon to be unemployed ass. Now he can feel what he has subjected millions of Americans to. Could not happen to a nicer guy.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:57 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

From what I read there is no evidence against the man, much like the Zach Randolph case.... NBA writers must be really bored.

Yeah, because Zach Randolph is so innocent.  He's friends with drug dealers and allows drug deals to go on in his house and then stands by and let's a so called friend get his ass beat by people using pool cues as weapons.  But you're right.... Zach Randolph is a great guy !!!!!

Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:08 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

You're quite the "DICK!"

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:42 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

Just another black millionaire returning to the ghetto life style he came from. You can take the money out of the jungle but you can not take the jungle out of the monkey.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:00 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring




No you forgot Jalen the Idiot- You get too much credit with a reputation of 15--15 LMFAO

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 8:51 pm

Derek Anderson denies funding cocaine ring

Unless someone is being charged + convicted..I don't believe everything I read.Especially from the mouth of convicted murderers.From what I read there is no evidence against the man, much like the Zach Randolph case.... NBA writers must be really bored.

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