NBA rumors: Former Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney arrested in Florida

A professional basketball player with the NBA G League was arrested in Kissimmee early Wednesday for allegedly arranging a robbery, court records show. Antonio Blakeney, 24, faces two charges each of of home invasion robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault alongside a grand theft charge after he was arrested at a Kissimmee home early Wednesday. In his arrest affidavit, a deputy said he invited two men over to his house to play cards and then invited another group over to rob them, records show.

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According to Blakeney’s arrest affidavit, Osceola deputies responded to a call reporting a robbery on the 7400 block of Marker Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday when they saw Blakeney walking in front of the house. Blakeney told the deputies he was armed, showing them a gun with a “green laser light affixed to it,” and said he was staying at the home where the robbery was reported. He tried to leave but was stopped by deputies. When deputies asked him what happened, he was “uncooperative” and said he was upstairs and did not hear or see the suspects, according to the affidavit.
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