J.J. Redick, a likely first-round pick in this month's NBA draft, was arrested early Tuesday on charges of drunken driving.
Redick, The Associated Press Player of the Year, also was charged with unlawful use of highways for making an illegal U-turn.
Redick, who has a Virginia driver's license, lost his driving privileges in North Carolina for 30 days, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
The 21-year-old Redick was released on $1,000 bond shortly after being taken before a Durham County magistrate. He is to appear in court July 17. The arresting officer wrote in his report that Redick had "very glassy eyes, strong odor of alcohol coming from breath."
Redick had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11. The legal limit for drivers in North Carolina is 0.08.
When this is all over on the 17th, I hope Redick dazzles the basketball university with a poem reflecting on the incident.
Ed. Note: If you're interested in what the average fourteen year-old girl thinks about this incident, check out the Redick message board here. Also, Deadspin is all over this story like the homeless on your privacy.
In former collegiate shooting guard news that has nothing to do with half-popped collars and the endangerment of innocent youth, Gerry McNamara is rapidly finding the joys of a storied career in orange. As Mike Waters reports in a recent piece submitted to the Syracuse Post-Standard, McNamara has taken on the opportunity to become a corporate schill:
Bank drafts McNamara
McNamara is busy off the court, too.
He has signed on to be a spokesman for Community Bank System Inc. and its banking subsidiaries, Community Bank N.A. in Upstate New York, and First Liberty Bank & Trust in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
"Gerry McNamara is a nationally known and highly regarded sports figure, generally considered among the most successful and beloved athletes in Syracuse University history," Sanford Belden, Community Bank System's president and chief executive officer, said in a press release. "He is a tremendous fit to serve as a spokesman for our banking franchise, in that he not only starred in college just a few miles from our headquarters, but his home town of Scranton is in the heart of our First Liberty franchise as well."