Mavs Player DeShawn Stevenson Arrested In Irving

115945883 Mavs Player DeShawn Stevenson Arrested In Irving

DeShawn Stevenson of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates after he made a 3-point shot in the first half of Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – It may be a case of a little too much celebrating. Dallas Mavericks player DeShawn Stevenson was arrested Tuesday night in Irving.

Stevenson was taken into custody at the Grand Venetian Apartments in the 6200 block of Love Drive, in Las Colinas.

According to police, residents at the complex called authorities saying an intoxicated man was walking through the complex. “He appeared to be intoxicated and did not know where he was,” said Irving Police Department Spokesman John Argumaniz.

Argumaniz told CBS 11 News that officers gave Stevenson a field sobriety test and he failed. “Based on the results and along with Mr. Stevenson’s statements and our officers observations, he was arrested for public intoxication without incident,” said Argumaniz.

Stevenson was taken to the Irving Jail and bonded out just before 6:00 Wednesday morning.

Police say they don’t know why Stevenson was at the complex. The address he listed when booked at the jail was in Florida.

Public Intoxication is a Class C Misdemeanor and is considered to be a relatively small offense, generally punished with a fine.

When contacted, Dallas Mavericks spokeswoman Sarah Melton said the team had no comment. In the clinching Game 6, Stevenson made three 3-pointers during a pivotal stretch in the first half. He also was in the middle of a skirmish that resulted in three technical fouls, one on him and two against the Heat.

Stevenson is a 10-year NBA veteran and has been with the Mavericks for a little more than a year. He will be a free agent this summer.


One Comment

  1. Brenda Hitt says:

    Oh boy. I’m glad he wasn’t driving, but wish whoever he was with had made him stay inside. I’m sure he’s having some regrets this morning. Along with a serious hangover. REST UP, DeShawn, you’ve got a parade to attend tomorrow!

  2. Coretta says:

    What in the world.


    Hey DeShawn wait till after the parade to celebrate. You have a Parade tomorrow. lol I don’t blame him one bit.

  4. Heinrich says:

    Well, hello dere, ocifer!

  5. lbailiffman says:

    Howdy I dont remember calling you

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