As the 16th overall pick in 2004 NBA Draft, Kirk Snyder spent four seasons riding the pine for various NBA teams. Yesterday, not three years removed from his time in the League, Snyder, 26, was convicted of assault and burglary. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
As PJ O’Keefe reports: “The woman in the home told police when she got up to investigate hearing the break-in, a tall man pushed her aside, ran to the upstairs bedroom and began to assault her sleeping husband. She says while he was beating her husband, she was able to pull the hood away from covering his head. She said the assailant then fled out the back door where he had broken in. Defense attorneys said Snyder did commit the crimes he is convicted of, but that he was not guilty by reason of insanity since he wasn’t being treated for paranoia and bipolar disorder at the time.”