Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

  1. #1

    Default Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/wo...D3aPc:_Yyc:aUU
    Timberwolves' Al Jefferson arrested on suspicion of DWI

    By Dennis J. McGrath and Phil Miller

    Last update: February 28, 2010 - 11:48 AM
    Print this storyPrint this story
    E-mail this storyE-mail this story
    Save to del.icio.usSave to del.icio.us
    Share on FacebookShare on Facebook
    Share on DiggShare on Digg
    Related Content

    Hennepin County Jail booking mug of Timberwolves star Al Jefferson.

    Hennepin County Sheriff, Dml - Star Tribune
    More from Timberwolves

    * Wolves end a 3-9 month in all-too-familiar style
    * O'Neal to have thumb examined by hand specialist
    * Nets surprise Celtics
    * Wolves week in review
    * 'Tito' is feeling the heat

    Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player Al Jefferson was arrested and booked into jail early this morning for allegedly driving drunk, according to jail records.

    Jefferson was arrested by the State Patrol at 1:08 a.m., and was brought to the Hennepin County Jail shorty after 2 a.m., according to the State Patrol and jail records. He was released at 3:19 a.m.

    Jefferson was arrested on a charge of fourth degree driving while impaired, said State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske.

    Jefferson initially was pulled over for speeding as he left downtown Minneapolis, heading west on 394. He was clocked going 56 mph in a 40-mph zone, Roeske said.

    The trooper also observed the vehicle drifting to left and the driver's side tires going onto the fog line, Roeske said. Then the vehicle changed to the center lane without signaling. The car was stopped on 394 near Dunwoody Blvd.

    Roeske said a field sobriety test led to Jefferson's arrest. A blood test was administered and the results are pending a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension analysis, Roeske said.

    Jefferson is scheduled for a court appearance on April 23.

    The arrest came after the Timberwolves lost to the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center, 110-91. Jefferson, listed as a 6-10 center-forward on the team's roster, led the Wolves in scoring with 19 points, and in playing time, with 30 minutes. (The jail log listed him at 6-9.)

    Jefferson, drafted 15th by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA draft after turning pro straight out of Prentiss (Miss.) High School, was the most prominent of the five players the Wolves received in the trade of Kevin Garnett to Boston in 2007.

    A career 15.2-point-per-game scorer, Jefferson has averaged 20.4 points with the Wolves and was returning this season from knee surgery that caused him to miss the final two months of the 2008-09 season.

    The six-year veteran has been in a scoring slump recently. Though he's scored 20 or more points 24 times this season, he has not reached that level in the team's last 10 games.

    The 25-year-old Jefferson is also the Wolves' highest-paid player, earning $12 million this season, the second of a five-year contract worth $65 million.

  2. #2
    Member Trophy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    8,556

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    And we were gonna give up Danny for this. Good work Larry.

  3. #3
    Smooth tadscout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Greenfield
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,838
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by Trophy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    And we were gonna give up Danny for this. Good work Larry.

    We were never interested... we supposedly turned them down when they came to us. How the can you turn this against Larry?
    "George's athleticism is bananas!" - Marc J. Spears

  4. #4
    How u imawhat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    B-town
    Posts
    5,001

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by Star Tribune
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Jefferson, listed as a 6-10 center-forward on the team's roster, led the Wolves in scoring with 19 points, and in playing time, with 30 minutes. (The jail log listed him at 6-9.)
    Jail don't lie. I wonder if they also got his standing reach, wingspan, and one step vertical jump.

  5. #5
    Member Trophy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    8,556

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by tadscout View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote

    We were never interested... we supposedly turned them down when they came to us. How the can you turn this against Larry?
    I'm aware of that. It was an offer and that's why I'm saying good work Larry for turning it down.

  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Trophy For This Useful Post:


  7. #6

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    I'm sure glad the Pacers never had any players that were ever arrested! What, they have, and it was for worse offenses than that... guns and fights!!!

  8. #7
    Release Psycho T pwee31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    7,088

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    The Timberwolves are a team that really seems to nowhere fast, and PERHAPS in worse shape then us.

    I mean you look at the KG trade and that's been about three years ago now, and Jefferson was suppose to be the main piece in that trade, other then the draft picks. Well Jefferson played at an all-star level last year, but the team was still bad. This year he's been mentioned in trade rumors and hasn't played as well, due to whatever reasons. Now you throw in the DWI and Jefferson is close to entering the doghouse.

    You look at their draft history and though they've made solid picks, the chemistry still doesn't seem to be there. You have Corey Brewer whom has been solid this year after dealing with injury issues, but doesn't have that star power.

    There's Kevin Love who has been really solid for them in his two years, but really plays the same position that Al Jefferson should be playing at PF and that can limit effectiveness

    You look at last year and they traded 2 solid players in Foye and Mike Miller for a 1st round pick which gave them a total of 4 1st round picks. Well they take 3 PGs with the 1st three picks (trading the 3rd Ty Lawson to Denver for future 1st). They draft 2 PGs in Rubio and Flynn, and Rubio doesn't even come over, and may not for years if ever.

    That leaves Flynn who's a nice little PG, and should be pretty good down the road. They take an undersize SG in Wayne Ellington with their late 1st rounder, and he's always projected to be a decent spot up shooter off the bench in my eyes.

    When you look at the fantastic hindsight 20/20, the Wolves could be a lot better. I mean was Mayo for Love a good trade? Perhaps, but again.. you already had Jefferson, now you're looking to trade him for a wing player...hmm

    You have Rubio, and no one knows if they're willing to trade him, or what his trade valuable will even be considering he's still under contract in Europe. Some mentioned Rubio to the Knicks, but what can they offer? Utah has their pick this year, Houston can swap in 2011 and has their pick in 2012.

    Needless to say the Rubio situation is a wildcard

    Now this year they have 3 more 1st round picks. Perhaps another 2 in the lottery. If they can #1 do they take John Wall and have 3 PGs drafted in the lottery for 2 straight years (Sounds like the Lions of the NFL drafting WRs). I know they'll take Evan Turner at #2 for sure, he's really the type of player that they need.

    But if they don't land a top 2 pick, what do they do. The cream of the crop appear to be big man at the PF position, but you have 2 of them already as well. You have Aminu or Wesley Johnson, but how high should they be drafted.

    I think as important as this draft is to the Pacers only having one lottery selection, it's going to be even more pressure on the Wolves having another 2 lottery picks and late 1st rounder

  9. #8
    Rebound King Kstat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Age
    32
    Posts
    26,403

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    He plays for the Timberwolves. That's mitigating circumstances in anybody's book.

    2013 Pacers Digest NBA 2K13 Champion (Xbox 360)

  10. #9
    Denim Chicken duke dynamite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bloomington
    Posts
    13,354
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Loser. What a stupid decision. Can you believe people die because of things like this?

  11. #10
    Smooth tadscout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Greenfield
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,838
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by Trophy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I'm aware of that. It was an offer and that's why I'm saying good work Larry for turning it down.
    Sorry... just been so much negativity around here I miss read how you were saying it and thought you were being sarcastic... lol
    "George's athleticism is bananas!" - Marc J. Spears

  12. #11
    Jimmy did what Jimmy did Bball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    19,499

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by imawhat View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Jail don't lie. I wonder if they also got his standing reach, wingspan, and one step vertical jump.
    Yes, those things were all part of the Field Sobriety Tests...
    O'Brien has been fired! Yay! What took so long?

    ------

    "A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."

    -John Wooden

  13. #12
    Member bulldog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    1,583

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by pwee31 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    The Timberwolves are a team that really seems to nowhere fast, and PERHAPS in worse shape then us.
    While their team is definitely not racking up wins, at least they have several bona fide prospects, including Love and Rubio, as well as a solid big in Jefferson, who still brings a lot to the court despite the immaturity and stupidity he demonstrated here. They have a bunch of decent young swingmen in Brewer, Ellington, and Flynn, one of whom might put it all together at some point. Plus they were finally liberated from the destructive reign of Kevin McHale that was driving them into the ground. So while their team is poorly built for the present, and theyve had some high profile missteps recently, they definitely have the assets to be decent somewhere down the line. We have Granger, Hibbert, and maybe cap space. I think I'd rather be in their shoes.
    Last edited by bulldog; 02-28-2010 at 07:16 PM.

  14. #13

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    If I had to live in Minnesota, I'd probably drink too....




    ...but I'd call a cab.

  15. #14
    Release Psycho T pwee31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    7,088

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    While their team is definitely not racking up wins, at least they have several bona fide prospects, including Love and Rubio, as well as a solid big in Jefferson, who still brings a lot to the court despite the immaturity and stupidity he demonstrated here. They have a bunch of decent young swingmen in Brewer, Ellington, and Flynn, one of whom might put it all together at some point. Plus they were finally liberated from the destructive reign of Kevin McHale that was driving them into the ground. So while their team is poorly built for the present, and theyve had some high profile missteps recently, they definitely have the assets to be decent somewhere down the line. We have Granger, Hibbert, and maybe cap space. I think I'd rather be in their shoes.
    Perhaps I'm too close to the trees to see the forest, but I'll take Granger and Hibbert over the majority of the packages the Timberwolves could offer that you mentioned above. Then again, I've never been an Al Jefferson fan. I think Hansbrough (if ever healthy.. looking like a BIG IF these days) can put up the same type of numbers as Love. Flynn has looked nice, but the verdict is still out on Rubio, and I personally don't think he wants to play in Minny. Price, Rush, and D Jones haven't looked too bad this year... Haven't even mentioned Hibbert.

    They may have more assets, but I like our young core with Granger and would like to see what happens with the cap space.... and a new coach

  16. #15

    Default Re: Al Jefferson busted for a DWI

    The Wolves should build around Love, Rubio and their draft picks this season, surround them with Brewer (potentially a valuable role-player in the future), Sessions (not a player I like, but they can build up their value as an asset considering his contract) and Milicic (if Rambis succeeds in breaking his bad habits which I find unlikely), sign Pekovic and try to trade Jefferson and Flynn for talent (maybe I'm very wrong about Flynn, but I've never seen anything different than "solid change of pace guard to bring off the bench"; Ellington doesn't seem as an high potential prospect to me).

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-03-2009, 01:45 PM
  2. Nets, Jefferson Reach $78M Extension
    By Lord Helmet in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-05-2004, 11:36 PM
  3. ESPN insider: Jefferson and Howard star in summer league
    By PacerBlade in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2004, 08:18 PM
  4. 4-6-04
    By Ragnar in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2004, 05:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •