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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 4:20 pm  |  20 responses

Former NBAer Craig Ehlo Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge


In the 80s and 90s, Craig Ehlo became a household NBA name mostly for the terrible things Michael Jordan repeatedly did to him on the court. Ehlo is back in the news, and the news is bad. He was booked on a domestic violence charge. Per the Spokesman-Review: “Local basketball star Craig Ehlo, who starred in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested early Thursday on a domestic violence charge. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on charges of first-degree reckless burning, domestic violence, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into Spokane county jail at 7:36 a.m. The charge is a Class C felony. A sheriff’s office spokesman declined to provide more information about the arrest. Ehlo resigned from EWU on July 11. He also worked as a television analyst for the Seattle SuperSonics and Gonzaga.”

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  • Sean Superstar Juan

    Somehow, this won’t get much press. I wonder why?

  • Jake

    Reckless burning….maybe his wife was cheating so he burned all her sh*t on the front lawn?

  • spit hot fiyah

    while wearing a wife beater

  • Dfrance

    Maybe he caught the clap and gave it to his wife without her knowledge.

  • Rev.

    Cause it happens like the rain falls in the U.S. unfortunately. Plus, he’s Craig Ehlo and if MJ wouldn’t have hit that shot over him nobody under the age of 30 would know who he is anyway. On another note, dude has always looked mad.

  • D_Nuggets

    He came home, caught his wife watching an old Bulls – Cavs game. He just snapped. I don’t blame him.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    No jokes here. Best wishes to the woman he abused. Could care less about what happens to him.

  • LakeShow

    Damn, that’s sad. Loved his analysis during his Sonics years.
    Pull it together Craig!

  • AgentDRL

    It’s COULDN’T (or COULD NOT) care less!!

  • http://inallairness.com/ Adam

    Sad news. I spoke with Craig (on my podcast), at length, in March: inallairness.com/16

  • Sérgio

    Hahahahahha… you just nailed “The Shot” of this comment section.

  • Ugh

    Apparently not even enough to respect the judicial process or that cute old adage ‘innocent until proven guilty’.

  • tam

    There are no laws or any other legal provisions that dictate public or individual opinion. The court is obligated to view him as innocent until proven guilty. I don’t know country you live in, but in the U.S, unless you’re sitting behind a bench or in a jury box, everyone is entitled to whatever opinions we have.

  • D_Nuggets

    Well… There’s defamation, slander and libel…. Ugh is just saying that this article says that Ehlo was arrested, not convicted. Nobody but him and his whife know what happened. (I’m not in any way saying that domestic violence is not a terrible thing)

  • Ugh

    Whoda thought that was so hard to understand, eh?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign 100%, Ishmael.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I don’t respect the judicial process very much. And I don’t respect Craig Ehlo either. The hysteria men have about “wrongful accusations” are wildly overblown.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    To be more specific, “wrongful accusations” from women on issues of misogynistic violence.

  • tam

    If you had even the slightest grasp on those two concepts you wouldn’t have even mentioned them here. Restating the police accusation doesn’t hold up as slander or libel in a courtroom, unless the man was cleared and someone insisted, without evidence, that he was guilty. Everyone in this country would get sued if it was as easy as you are making it out to be. Ugh brought up a legal concept applied to court process in a public comment section. No, he was not clarifying the article. He was implying that a public individual no longer had the God-given right to his own opinion because of what we expect the jury and judge to do. I don’t like that idea, and I don’t like people who use that phrase to dictate public speech and opinion. He doesn’t understand when to apply it, and doesn’t fully grasp the implications of what he said.

  • D_Nuggets

    First: I wasn’t saying anyone on this forum committed slander or libel. I was repying to your statement that there are no laws or any other legal provisions that dictate public or individual opinion, by giving some examples to the contrary. There are some restrictions to what you should or shouldn’t say, such as slander or libel.
    Second: Saying “Best wishes to the woman he abused” isn’t right. I’m not saying he didn’t abuse his wife. I’m not saying he did. I’m just saying we don’t know. I’m sure if you were arrested and accused of a crime you didn’t commit you wouldn’t enjoy people talking about you as if you did it. I’m very much pro freedom of speech. But the right to fair trial and the principle of being innocent until proven guilty are “God-given rights” too.

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