Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 12:20 pm  |  40 responses

UPDATE: Lakers Rookie Derrick Caracter Arrested

The LA Times reports that Caracter found himself in cuffs, and charged with battery over the weekend in New Orleans: “Lakers forward Derrick Caracter was arrested early Sunday morning in New Orleans after an alleged altercation near the team hotel, The Times has learned. Caracter was charged with battery. The rookie did not play Sunday in Game 4 and has been on the inactive list every game of the Lakers’ first-round playoff series against New Orleans. He averaged two points and one rebound in 41 regular-season games.”

UPDATE: The Times-Picayune has more, disturbing details of the alleged incident: “Derrick Caracter, 22, was arrested about 1:18 a.m. Sunday at the IHOP in the 800 block of Canal Street, said New Orleans Police spokeswoman Shereese Harper. Caracter, a 6-foot-9 forward who was in New Orleans for the playoffs series, was drunk and acting disorderly inside the restaurant, police said. He ‘started grabbing and pulling’ a pregnant waitress, prompting the manager to go outside and flag down a police officer, Harper said. The female officer tried to defuse the situation, Harper said, but Caracter remained obstinate. The officer arrested him. He was handcuffed and taken to Orleans Parish jail and booked with one count of battery for hitting the waitress, as well as one count each of public intoxication and resisting arrest. Each charge is a municipal violation, police said.”

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  • riggs

    what a knucklehead. didnt i see him last night heading into the locker room after the game?

  • Charles

    What a Caracter?

  • dma

    Safe to say he has Caracter issues?

  • Eddie



    Poor Caracter. SMH

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    This kind of adversity builds Caracter.

  • http://www.freerice.com freerice

    lmao at all these name jokes

  • t-sizzle

    He’s going in David Stern’s black book for being out of Caracter.

  • 1982

    Man, I wish I had a whimsical last name so charges for hitting a pregnant woman would be taken lightly…

  • jim

    pullin a kobe…

  • Sam

    He’s a character!

  • shuref00t

    This whole time, I’ve been mispronouncing it as “car-actor”!

  • reflex

    you get drafted for one of the best franchises going and have an opportunity to have a career as a professional baller and you pull a stunt like this? what. a . bonehead.

  • Brandon

    Those were the 5 weakest puns I’ve ever heard.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    I’m a bit dissapointed that the Times-Picayune didn’t send SLAM’s own Allen Powell II to report on this.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    absolutely pathetic….makes me sad to think about it, kids got more than a little growing up to do…probably should’ve been playing D-Leauge ball anyways

  • Jillsnake

    Maybe Phil can show up at the court hearing as a caracter witness.

  • Jillsnake

    When asked about the incident team captain Kobe Bryan commented “…who?”

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    For real though, NO ONE is surprised that it happened at an IHOP in the middle of the night, of all places.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    there go the lakers’ title hopes.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    @Enigmatic, I was thinking the same thing. Past midnight at an IHOP, why am I not surprised?

  • E.P.

    “there go the lakers’ title hopes.” LOL

  • knicksvet82

    Alright alright, enough with the Caracter assassination.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The police made a mistake, the chick wasn’t pregnant, just large.
    Seriously, they issued a correction.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And I don’t work that late at night, thank the Lord Enigmatic.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @knicksvet82 *badump-bump PSHHHHHHH*

  • charles

    Pancakes at IHOP never lack Caracter.

  • Mike Mihalow

    Derrick Who?

  • Hanoon

    it’s spelt CHARACTER, not caracter…. :D

  • mj23

    ok next season you will headbutt joe craford and kick dick bavetas ass :D and you will take down KG and that will pay off your sin :D hahaha

  • Dale Wittig

    Like so many police reports, this one contained false information which people will remember as if it were true long after the small print correction appears. The waitress was not pregnant.

  • LeBron de Con

    Sounds like a Flagrant 2

  • al

    derrick coleman?

  • angus

    taking a page out of kobes caracter book

  • poop

    @ knicksvet82 its called caracter defamation

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Don’t know what made me laugh louder, all the Character jokes or AllenP’s classic: “she’s not pregnant, just LARRRGE”.
    I mean, this thread is a gift that keeps on giving.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Very uncharacteristic of him…Seriously though, you should pretty much expect to be assaulted if you work at/go to IHOP (or Denny’s) after midnight, anything goes at that place.

  • Yesse

    Did he learn something from Ron Artest?

  • MikeC.

    Does this dude hang out with Tim Thomas?

  • knicksvet82

    @poop..it’s whatever I say it is..