- Associated Press - Friday, October 8, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport police say three-time NBA all-star Steve Francis has been arrested for public drunkenness.

Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez says Francis was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Thursday because he was intoxicated, unable to care for himself and combative toward staff. Sgt. Belinda Nettles says the arrest took place in the Terminal 7 lobby near the United Airlines ticketing counter.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department records show Francis posted $10,000 bail and was released about 3:30 a.m. Friday. He is to appear in court Nov. 5.

The 33-year-old player averaged 18.1 points and 6.0 assists in nine seasons with Houston, Orlando and New York. He was an All-Star in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was waived by Memphis in 2009.