Steve Francis Charged With Threatening a Police Officer

Steve Francis was arrested on a DWI and charged with felony retaliation—authorities allege that the former NBAer threatened to assault a cop during the traffic stop Saturday night.

The 39-year-old, three-time All-Star, faces a misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated.

Francis was released on a $5K bond according to jail records.

Per the AP:

KHOU-TV reports Francis was pulled over in Harris County, Texas, for speeding. The station says a deputy smelled alcohol and Francis was belligerent. The report says more deputies were called to the scene and Francis was arrested. Authorities say no deputies were assaulted.


No attorney is listed for Francis in online court records.


Francis played for 11 seasons in the NBA, including seven in Houston.

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