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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Police use stun gun to subdue T-Wolves' Olowokandi

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posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 09:37 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Michael Olowokandi was arrested early Thursday after police used a stun gun to subdue him when he refused to leave a club.
 

Olowokandi, 29, was taken into custody about 3 a.m. after he refused to leave Tiki Bob's, said Indianapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Staletovich.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors, Staletovich said.

The center was suspended by the team for Thursday night's game against the Indiana Pacers for "conduct detrimental to the team," Timberwolves general manager Jim Stack said in a statement.

Olowokandi was held overnight in jail and released Thursday afternoon.

Staletovich said the club's manager asked police, who were investigating another call, to help him get the 7-foot Olowokandi to leave. He refused, and police shocked him twice with a stun gun until he complied and then took him into custody.

"We are extremely disappointed in Michael Olowokandi's actions last night," Stack said. "Regardless of how the incident escalated, he never should have been in that situation. The Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone this type of behavior or any actions that negatively impact our franchise."

Olowokandi is averaging 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds this season.

Timberwolves point guard Sam Cassell said the situation would not distract the team.

"Distractions only happen on the court," Cassell said. "Michael's a human being. We support him. Let's not jump on him. Let's get all the facts first."

Stack alluded to the Pacers' brawl with Detroit fans last week in chastising Olowokandi. Ron Artest was suspended for the season, Stephen Jackson for 30 games and Jermaine O'Neal for 25 games for fighting with Pistons fans who threw debris and a chair at them.

"The heightened sensitivity to these types of issues in the league today make his actions even more disappointing," Stack said.




posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 06:05 PM
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These guys will never learn, they must think they're above the law.



posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 06:08 PM
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All he did was hurt his team, he could have made the difference yesterday.



posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 06:14 PM
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You'd think these guys would be on their best behavior after the blackeye that the NBA got last week. It shouldn't take two shots from a stun-gun to get you out of the damn bar.

Once again.......



posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 09:11 AM
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Olowokandi sits vs. Grizzlies

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Michael Olowokandi was suspended by the team for a second game Friday night, one day after police used a stun gun to subdue him when he refused to leave a club.

Olowokandi was not with the Timberwolves for their 115-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Target Center, but will rejoin the team for Sunday's game at Sacramento.

"We are hopeful that Michael can put this incident behind him and look forward to him helping us on the court for the remainder of the season," said Kevin McHale, Minnesota's vice president of basketball operations.

Olowokandi was taken into custody about 3 a.m. Thursday after he refused to leave an Indianapolis club, police said. He was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors.

The center was suspended for Thursday night's game against the Indiana Pacers for "conduct detrimental to the team." Coach Flip Saunders talked about the episode before Friday's game, and addressed why the team does not have a curfew.

"These are grown men," Saunders said. "You step in when you see its affecting your play or the organization." Olowokandi is averaging 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds.



posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by Gibbs Baby!!!

Olowokandi was not with the Timberwolves for their 115-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Target Center, but will rejoin the team for Sunday's game at Sacramento.

He's probably still hung-over.



posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 12:17 PM
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or feeling a bit electrified....



posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 12:24 PM
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I said dance, boy!





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