Former NBA guard Delonte West was arrested in October as police stated he was screaming profanities and banging on the glass doors of the police department’s lobby while holding an open can of Icehouse beer and an open bottle of Mango Vodka.
The police report reportedly said West smelled of alcohol and his speech was slowed and slurred. When they tried to arrest him, per the police report, he “continued to be belligerent and screaming profanities and obscure rants.” Video would later confirm that much.
This week, he pleaded not guilty on three charges related to his arrest. West was charged with obstruction/resisting without violence, open container and disorderly intoxication after an incident with police in Boynton Beach, Fla.
West only started to comply with orders when an officer pulled out a taser.
West, who has not played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season, has dealt with addiction. He also suffers from bipolar disorder.
It was back in September when Dallas Mavericks governor Mark Cuban picked up West at a convience store checked him into a drug rehabilitation center.He was doing so well that he started working for the rehabilitation facility.
Things have clearly gone off the rails yet again.
West played eight NBA seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics and Mavericks.