Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 12:30 pm  |  27 responses

Steve Francis Arrested

The Artist Formely Known as “The Franchise” was cuffed at LAX last night for basically acting like a drunken jerk, according to the cops. The LA Times reports: “Former NBA star Steve Francis was arrested Thursday night at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. Francis was taken into custody about 10 p.m. by airport police for resisting arrest, officials said. He appeared intoxicated and became boisterous at one of the ticket counters, officials said. He was released after posting $10,000 bail early Friday.”

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  • Tmt

    When will people realize that airports are the worst place to screw around… What happened to getting drunk in a bar and fighting?

  • dma

    did mobley bail him out?

  • NicktheQuick

    Cutino Mobley got away on a backdoor cut…

  • The D Train

    Not sure if I missed one, but I want to request a FOTS on Stevie. That dude was crazy for a few seasons. Loved me some Stevie Wonder.

  • The D Train

    A sampling of Stevie’s creamy deliciousness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsLvnWamxX4&hd=1…and might I suggest using the mute button on your comp

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Resisting arrest huh? So what was the original reason for arresting him? He was annoying?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Gotta love “resisting arrest.” Saves all possible explanations as to why he really got arrested..

  • Addam

    Karma… Nash is the real Stevie Wonder.

  • vtrobot

    I think airport cops are going to consider appearing intoxicated and becoming boisterous at one of the ticket counters more than annoying. I’m sure smelling like booze is what got him in trouble, although I have seen someone get hauled away by airport cops just for being boisterous and black.

  • http://Slamonline.com ENDS

    and of course the cover story has a picture of him in a Magic Jersey. [Ron Simmons voice] DAMN!

  • http://www.oprah.com Doyouwantmore

    He probably walked into jail with the same expression that he had when he walked up to shake Stern’s hand on draft night.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    @Addam no Francis is the real Stevie Wonder go check some Maryland and Rockets Highlights!

  • http://NBA.com b-dub

    @the d train “..a sampling of stevie’s creamy deliciousness..” umm really? guess you loved the amare cover too?

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    ^ lol @ b-dub and @ Steve Franchise or Stevie Wonder what his career would have been like if he keep his head on str8. This dude was a good talent.

  • http://Slamonline.com Niyasofresh

    Lmao @ the Cutino Mobley comments **smh** Lol!! I used to love watching this guy play, funny how some of the elite athletes just fade out into obscurity really odd.

  • hoodsnake

    Didn’t he want to pass the ball or something?

  • the birdman

    I didn’t read the article – was he upset that his flight was being re-routed through Vancouver?

  • Mr. Robinson

    isnt he broke?

  • asmaticasiatic02

    This cat was one of my favorite ballers in his prime; apparently injuries and getting blacklisted by the league did him in….

  • roebro

    @hoodsnake: has he ever passed the ball in the first place? think he either shoots, crosses it over or turn the ball over whenever he has it…

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    No he’s not broke….yet. Still got We R One stores in DMV area

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/10/steve-francis-arrested/ bgf

    LOL he got arrested for resisting arrest!!

  • iLL wiLL

    Disappointed in the lack of Mobley/Francis comments.

  • kenNY

    Good. From one Vancouver-ite thats still mad.

  • str8 from samoa



    What a Francis.

  • al

    @iLL wiLL
    LOL man , yo good ca!!
    sarcasm at its finest man