Tag:Oliver Miller
Posted on: February 4, 2012 2:48 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2012 3:28 pm

Report: Miller gets year in jail for pistol whip

Posted by Ben Golliver
Oliver Miller is reportedly heading to jail on an assault charge. (Getty Images)

The Big O is headed to the big house. 

Former NBA player Oliver Miller has reportedly been sentenced to a year in jail after he was convicted of first-degree assault for arrested for pistol-whipping a man at a Maryland barbecue back in April. 

HometownAnnapolis.com has the details.
[Judge Paul A.] Hackner sentenced Miller to five years of prison, suspending all but one year. He recommended work release and ordered five years of probation upon release. Miller is to have no contact with the victim, Jason Ray Worley, 32, and must complete anger management. His attorney, Paul Mack, called the sentence reasonable.

Prosecutors say at least three people saw Miller, known as "The Big O" during his nine-season NBA career, attack his girlfriend's brother, Worley, in front of the victim's home on Birchcrest Court in Arnold on April 17.

Deputy State's Attorney Thomas Fleckenstein said Miller got out of his car and "blindsided" Worley while he talked to his sister - Miller's girlfriend - using a handgun to repeatedly strike Worley in the face and head.
Miller, 41, plead guilty to the first-degree assault charge in November. He was facing up to 25 years in prison but had no prior convictions. 

Miller, who has reportedly tipped the scales at more than 400 pounds, played nine seasons in the NBA, averaging 7.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The journeyman center played for the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hat tip: HoopsHype.com
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:13 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2011 2:30 pm

Oliver Miller pleads guilty to pistol-whipping

Posted by Royce Young

Way back in April, former NBA player Oliver Miller was arrested for allegedly pistol-whipping a man at a barbecue cookout.

Fun twist in the story too: The man Miller pistol-whipped was his girlfriend's brother. And Miller pleaded guilty to the charge, according to the Baltimore Sun:
A former professional basketball player pleaded guilty Tuesday in the pistol whipping of his girlfriend's brother after a dispute at a cookout in Arnold.    Oliver J. Miller, 41, a former NBA player, pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to first-degree assault and carrying a handgun, allegations that stemmed from a family argument at a cookout in April.

Deputy State's Attorney Thomas J. Fleckenstein said that Miller followed Jason Worley from the cookout, and was seen whacking Worley in the head and face with a handgun outside Worley's home before driving away. Worley suffered a concussion and other injuries, the prosecutor said, but the gun was not found.
The maximum sentence for this is 25 years and Fleckenstein said he will pursue jail time for Miller. Miller has no prior convictions though and with him pleading guilty, obviously he won't get anything near 25.

Miller played nine seasons in the NBA, mostly in the 1990s, averaging 7.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The journeyman center played for the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and even had a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters.
Category: NBA
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:04 pm
Edited on: April 21, 2011 11:53 am

Oliver Miller arrested after alleged gun assault

Former NBA player Oliver Miller was arrested after an incident at a barbecue. Posted by Ben Golliver. oliver-miller

My great-grandfather Elmer taught me two lessons. One: Never interrupt an argument between a husband and a wife. Two: never, ever stand between a man and his plate of ribs. 

It sounds like someone violated Elmer's second commandment on Tuesday, as former NBA player Oliver Miller, best known for his outlandish weight, was arrested after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man at a barbecue according to a report from WUSA9.com
A former NBA player was arrested Tuesday morning for pistol whipping a man at a barbecue, police said.
Oliver Miller, 41, of Edgewater, was arrested after police were called out to a barbecue in Arnold, Md., for a report of an assault with a handgun, police said.
Miller wasn't at the Birchrest Court home Sunday, when police arrived to the call. Police say they tracked him down based on eye witness accounts and a 9MM GLOCK magazine that was left behind at the scene.
Can you imagine being the lab technician whose job it was to pull honey barbecue sauce stained fingerprints off of a Glock, only to realize that they belonged to a notorious former NBA player who recently topped out at 415 pounds? Is that the best day of your life or the saddest day of your life? 

Miller is reportedly being charged with first and second degree assault and a slew of gun charges. 

Miller played nine seasons in the NBA, averaging 7.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The journeyman center played for the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves.
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