Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:00 am  |  23 responses

Kirk Snyder’s Headed to Jail

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.”

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  • daynja!

    daynja!!! he looks like lebrons dad in the mug shot, if anybody cares to find it. Dude also had one of sickest in game dunks i’ve ever seen.

  • daynja!

    daynja! he looks like lebron’s dad in the mugshot, if anyone cares to find it. Dude also hade one of the best in game dunks i’ve ever seen.

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  • JoeMaMa

    Stackhouse knocked the sense right outta him…

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Why. The. Face.

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  • http://www.sovainmag.com Sovain

    Another black athlete who couldn’t handle the life of being an athlete. This is clearly a narcotic issue. You’re making at least 3 million a year including endorsements and you’re committing standing 6’5 or 6’6? What I miss?

  • Sirron

    That’s too bad…I hope he gets help.

  • funkdoc

    Damn. I always thought he still played in the NBA but just was one of those forgotten men, like Brezec, Telfair, James Jones, etc. The reason I thought that was because recently there have been a lot of forgotten men on teams who used to be good or still have the talent.
    Also, I thought Snyder had the talent to be high quality role player. Didn’t he average 10 points a game somewhere? Plus, he had mad hops.

    This is just another example that Afro-Americans don’t necessarily commit something criminal because of their poor situation or their neighborhood. This is just an example of a guy who can’t handle the money he earns and decides to waste his life. Okay, maybe that’s because he grew up in a tough environment, and so on. But, honestly, I think this has almost nothing to do with that. This guy has just been stupid.

  • Diesel

    @Sovain – I don’t think that its him not being able to handle the life of an athlete so much as it is himing getting a pass his whole life because he was an athlete and now he’s paying for it.

  • Jay

    Tough Life? The guy grew up in UPLAND? THE OC!!!!!!!!! Orange County!!!! C’mon Son

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  • http://thacorner.net/forums Kevin

    And the Tough Break Ni**a award of May goes to Kirk Snyeder

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    HAHAHAHAHA! at Kevin!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    It’s disappointing because Kirk Snyder was a good player for the brief time he was in the NBA. No wonder GMs talk about “character issues” so much.

  • PlanetAsia14

    God bless you Kirk, hope you turn your life around.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    Seems to be a lot of talk about the hard life of being an athlete here. Not a lot of talk about his bipolar disorder. What’s with that?

  • http://www.basketballistic.com Melvin

    wow. poor guy!

  • James aka…

    I’m bipolar. Bipolar does not make you break into someones house and beat them. It makes you make poor decisions that you may not otherwise make when you’re manic, but the things you choose to do are your own decisions. In his case, it would have made him feel less inhibited to do what he did, but the choice of event was his. It could have been something else like speeding down the highway if he was into cars, paying some hookers for an orgy if he was into sex, or in this case, robbing someone if he was into robbing. The choice of event though is totally controllable.

  • Lazarus

    damn hopefully he gets on right track. and dont

  • Lazarus

    *didnt finish my post. doesnt effects of bipolar and all mental illnesses (all illnesses really) vary from person to person? like some guy when he has a breakdown might kill a dude but others might just laugh crazily.

  • Miss Tiff

    Okay, reading all of this is just making me sick. Kirk did not grow up in a bad environment. I know I was sleeping with him in high school.He went to Upland High School in the valley.Really though The Bi-polar crap…whatever…Give him a break..sh@t happens and its not because he is black. You have dumb @ss white people that commit crimes that are off the wall..Get off of his back

  • http://treamelle@hotmail.com taylor

    some of you guys have no clue and its a shame. there is clearly something wrong with Kirk Snyder and a mental illness is a big factor. you just dont break into someones home and not steal anything. He was playing Pro ball, didnt need the change in your house.