The Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge in Arkansas earlier in May, reports AZ Central.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Was Picked Up at a Skating Rink
According to reports, Goodwin was arrested outside of a skating rink, Arkansas Skatium. He was charged with disorderly conduct and refusal to submit. The arrest happened on May 4 at around 11 p.m. in Little Rock, Goodwin’s home city.
2. Goodwin Would Not Stop Cursing
Arkansas State Police public information officer said that a cop noticed Goodwin “exhibiting aggressive gestures” toward another person. The officer added that he twice had to tell Goodwin to stop cursing. After being arrested and held by cops, Goodwin attempted to break away from the arrest, according to AZ Central.
3. He Has to Go Back to Court in Arkansas
Goodwin will appear in district court on June 3.
4. He Told His Twitter Followers ‘Not to Assume’
Goodwin has tweeted about the incident:
Don't assume if you don't know the whole story…
— Archie Goodwin (@A1Laflare10) May 13, 2014
5. Goodwin Played 52 Games in His First NBA Season
He spent periods of his first season in the NBA at Suns feeder team Bakersfield Jam in the NBA D-League. Goodwin went as the 29th pick in the 2013 draft. He played his college ball at the University of Kentucky. Head coach John Calipari said about Goodwin:
Archie has elite-level athleticism and quickness, but what I like about him is his attitude. He has that trait that you can’t teach – that mentality that I’m going to go all out and do whatever I can to make my team better. He has the ability to be one of the best scorers in the country.