Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 7:34 am  |  10 responses

Balkman Arrested on DUI Charge

Nuggets reserve forward Renaldo Balkman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida. Balkman, 25, was arrested by Temple Terrace, Fla., officers at 4 a.m. Saturday after he refused a blood-alcohol test, according to a police report on the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Web site.

Balkman was released after posting $500 bond.

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  • Nick


  • Nick

    Who cares?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Shouldn’t be driving around at 4am anyways, but I do wonder (and this is purely my personal speculation) whether sometimes the Po Po just arrest guys so it looks like they’re DOING something, so they’ll go after the flashy convertable or jacked up truck. And if it turns out to be a quasi-star/mega star that’s even better for the precinct/whoever benefits from it.

    In other news.. that theory gets destroyed by Supertroopers.

  • Sim

    This was just a part of his initiation into JR Smith’s and Carmelo’s secret clubhouse. No big deal.

  • bakers’ dozen

    Under teh influence of what? Ganja? Unfair bench splinters?

  • JB

    Stallworth didn’t set an example for anyone?

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Why Balkman, he was finally starting to get some exposurea and then this happens.

  • Remo Williams

    wtf is wrong with these athletes!? with so much at stake, why would they drive under the influence? get a freaking cab… its cheaper than a fine and you probably wont kill someone because your decision making will not affect the sober cab driver. JB had it right, stallworth killed a person, and maybe his career as well. this is pathetic. im sure 100′s of people get arrested every day for DUI’s, but how many of them are making millions.

    if youre caught driving drunk/high/whatever you should get your license taken away forever. this is just stupid.

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  • chintao

    I’m not sure who wrote it (it might have been one of those ESPN douchebags), but I tend to agree: “This is what entourage members are for.” The point of the article I cite is that the star should never be in a position to be liable for anything. Members of the entourage should prevent him from being in such situations. Further, should they fail to prevent the star from being exposed to liability, one of the members of the entourage should volunteer to take the fall.