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RIVERDALE, GA. (AP) - Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton is back in jail.
Out on bond on charges that he killed a woman in an August drive-by shooting in south Atlanta, authorities said he was jailed on Wednesday after being pulled over for speeding and refusing to get out of his Porsche.
The former Georgia Tech star initially refused to get out of his “fairly new” black Porsche and refused to sign the speeding ticket, forcing the officer to call for backup, Barney said.
A message left for Crittenton’s attorney, Brian Steel, was not immediately returned Wednesday night.
Police have said the former first-round draft pick for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007 was retaliating for being robbed of $55,000 in jewelry when the Aug. 19 shooting happened. He is accused of killing Jullian Jones, a 23-year-old mother of four, outside her house. A trial date for that charge has not been set.
Crittenton was with the Wizards in December 2009 when he and Arenas had a dispute over a card game. Two days later, Arenas brought four guns to the locker room and set them in front of Crittenton’s locker with a sign telling him to “PICK 1.” Crittenton then took out his own gun.
Crittenton pleaded guilty in January 2010 to a misdemeanor gun charge and received a year of unsupervised probation. Arenas entered a guilty plea on Jan. 15, 2010, and served a short time in a halfway house.
For most of his career, Crittenton played little with Los Angeles, the Memphis Grizzles and Washington. After the Wizards declined to re-sign him, he signed a non-guaranteed contract with Charlotte last year but eventually was waived.
He then played five games in China for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, averaging 25.8 points.
After the incident with Arenas, there wasn’t much demand in the NBA for Crittenton, who averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 assists during his four-year career. He also played for the NBA Development League’s Dakota Wizards, averaging 14.3 points in 20 games last year.
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