Posted June 15, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Stevenson catches a charge


Breaking News: Mav’s DeShawn Stevenson hit headlines of the wrong kind. He was charged with public intoxication in the late hours Tuesday night. He  was walking around Irving, Texas way above the limit. Cops rolled up and he lit up and did not even know where he was. Stevenson was a rugged role player for the Mav’s starting almost every Final game. He trash talked to Lebron, but was starting to take a professional approach to media. In the Finals, Stevenson averaged 7 points in 17.2 minutes per game, and banged 13-23 three’s in the series. Stevenson will be a free-agent on July 1, so it will be interesting to see if the incident affects his re-signing. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn:

Irving police were called to the Grand Venetian apartment complex at about 10:30 p.m. CT after receiving a call to report an intoxicated person walking in the area. Officers reported that Stevenson, who does not live at the complex, appeared intoxicated and did not know where he was.

He was arrested without incident on a Class C misdemeanor charge, based on the results of a sobriety test, an officer’s observations and his statements.

“They felt he was a danger to himself and others,” Irving public information officer John Argumaniz said. “Basically, he was intoxicated to a point where [police] didn’t feel comfortable letting him walk away or leave. They didn’t have any other options at that point.”

Stevenson was released on $475 bond at 5:30 a.m. local time Wednesday.

The Mavericks said they were not aware of the incident and declined comment.

The arrest was first reported by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.