Shawne Williams is Arrested New Jersey Nets Player

January 15, 2010

Shawne Williams is a now a former New Jersey Nets player who was recently arrested on drug charges. Get the story here along with photos and video below.

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That’s right, former. He was cut this week, and many people are guessing it is related to his recent run-in with the law. He was arrested Friday in Memphis, Tennessee and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Felony: Cocaine and (4 counts) Intent to Sell.

Wow, what is an NBA player doing allegedly selling cocaine? The only thing that should be ‘dope’ about this guy is his jump shot.

In his college days he was an outstanding player at the University of Memphis back in the 2005-2006 season. Almost immediately after leaving Memphis, the Indiana Pacers picked him up in the first round of the NBA draft. Sadly, this isn’t the first time he’s been arrested.

His legal troubles have caused him to bounce around the league a bit. After being caught with marijuana in 2007 in Indianapolis, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. After a short time in Dallas he was traded again, this time ending up with the New Jersey Nets.

It sounds like the Nets aren’t interested in having a player who may prove to be a repeat drug offender on their team. Shawne Williams is now officially cut from their roster. We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for this talented, but troubled player.

I suppose it’s nearly impossible to write about an NBA crime story without touching on the recent locker room gunplay that has dominated sports sections across the country. By now, everyone has heard about the incident between Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton.

I really hope the league can work to clean up its image in the near future. Countless young men in America look up to these players. We need higher standards. Don’t you think?

Check out some photos and video of Shawne Williams, arrested New Jersey Nets player below.

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2 Responses to “Shawne Williams is Arrested New Jersey Nets Player”

  1. 1
    Torsky Says:

    And I stand corrected. My bad, didn’t realize he’d ended up on the Nets. Musta been a salary dump by the Mavs. Sorry.

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    beast Says:

    The video is of the wrong williams idiot. Shawne not SEAN. Different players. lol