HoopsHype Javaris Crittenton rumors

February 24, 2012 Updates
February 23, 2012 Updates

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been freed from jail following his arrest on charges of obstructing a police officer and speeding. Crittenton was jailed Wednesday after being pulled over by police, who said he was speeding and refused to get out of his Porsche. Riverdale police Maj. Greg Barney said Crittenton was going more than 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. ESPN.com

Clayton County Jail records show that the former Washington Wizards player was released Wednesday evening. Crittenton has been out on bond on charges that he killed a woman in south Atlanta. He faces a murder charge after police accused him of killing 23-year-old Jullian Jones during an August drive-by shooting. ESPN.com

Former NBA star Javaris Crittenton was arrested outside Atlanta this morning -- after he allegedly shattered the speed limit in his black Porsche ... then refused to cooperate with police. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Javaris was pulled over for going over 60 in a 45 -- and when the cop wrote up the ticket ... Javaris refused to sign it, something you have to do to acknowledge receipt of the citation. TMZ.com

As a result, we're told the officer asked Javaris to step out of the vehicle -- and Javaris refused again. We're told words were exchanged -- and after the officer reasoned with Javaris, the former NBA player agreed to step out of the car ... at which point he was placed under arrest for speeding and obstruction of an officer. TMZ.com

February 22, 2012 Updates

Former NBA star Javaris Crittenton was arrested outside Atlanta this morning -- after he allegedly shattered the speed limit in his black Porsche ... then refused to cooperate with police. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Javaris was pulled over for going over 60 in a 45 -- and when the cop wrote up the ticket ... Javaris refused to sign it, something you have to do to acknowledge receipt of the citation. TMZ.com

February 20, 2012 Updates

Arenas: OK, I owed my teammate [Javaris Crittenton] money and I pulled a gun on him? OK, does that even make sense, like I owed you money but I'm pulling a gun on you? When somebody writes an article, it can be 10 percent right and 90 percent wrong, but if they write it, it's going to be 100 percent right. And the more you try to explain it, the more you look like you're lying. If I did everything they said I did in that locker room, how come they never tried to void my contract? That's the only way I can explain it. Not even attempted [to void the contract]. Not even talked about attempting it. That's actual facts. I'm not making that up. SI.com

November 19, 2011 Updates

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton may have thought being charged with murder was the worst thing that could have happened to him this year ... until someone stole his $6,000 Gucci jacket. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Crittenton -- who's still out on bail for allegedly shooting a woman to death back in August -- was hanging out at Drai's nightclub in Hollywood last weekend ... when he decided to put his jacket down and didn't keep an eye on it. We're told Crittenton went to grab his jacket on his way out of the club around 1:00 AM ... when he discovered it was MISSING!! TMZ.com

September 28, 2011 Updates

Javaris Crittenton was released on a $230,000 bond on Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for his murder case in Atlanta. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Karen Smith Woodson required the former Wizards guard to wear an ankle monitor until the case is tried on Oct. 25. Crittenton has been charged with murder in the drive-by shooting of 22-year-old Julian Jones in August. Washington Post

September 27, 2011 Updates

A judge took the rare step Tuesday of allowing former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, charged with murder in a drive-by shooting, to go free on bond after hearing friends and coaches testify that he was too focused on making a comeback to squander his future on a revenge killing. Magistrate Judge Karen Smith Woodson took the unusual step to grant him $230,000 bond over the objections of prosecutors, who said they feared Crittenton could threaten witnesses who implicated him in the Aug. 19 shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones in Atlanta. The judge, though, banned Crittenton from the crime scene and ordered Paul Hewitt, who was coaching Georgia Tech when Crittenton starred there, to co-sign the bond with others who spent hours testifying on his behalf Tuesday. FOXSports.com

Steel also disputed assertions from authorities who said Crittenton stuck his head and arms out of the back of the vehicle. He noted that the window of the black Chevrolet Tahoe he was accused of riding in only gave him about six inches of space. ''There's no physical evidence,'' Steel said. ''There's no gun. There are no confessions.'' Crittenton's friends and family, who packed the courtroom and a nearby overflow area, said he was too busy training for his return to the league to worry about stolen jewelry. FOXSports.com

Javaris Crittenton, a former Washington Wizards basketball player, is expected to appear in an Atlanta court Tuesday to face a murder charge. The ex-NBA player is set for a court hearing today on murder charges connected with the death of 22-year-old Julian Jones, a mother of four, who was killed Aug. 19 during a drive-by shooting. Police have said the shots were aimed at someone walking with her. CBS News

September 15, 2011 Updates

A little more than two weeks after he was detained in Los Angeles, former Georgia Tech star Javaris Crittenton is finally returning home to face charges he shot and killed a mother of four. "Javaris Crittenton will be coming back tomorrow, transported by the APD’s Fugitive Unit," said Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos, refusing to disclose specifics. The 23-year-old NBA journeyman will be held at Fulton County Jail. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 4, 2011 Updates
September 1, 2011 Updates

Javaris Crittenton waived his right to an extradition hearing and a judge on Wednesday ordered him to be moved to Atlanta, where he faces a murder charge in a drive- by shooting. In a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday, Crittenton acknowledged that he faces a murder charge in Atlanta and agreed to return there immediately. The basketball player was arrested Monday night at Orange County's John Wayne Airport as he boarded a plane bound for Atlanta. Los Angeles Times

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