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Sterling Brown tazed, arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest

Sterling Brown

Sterling Brown, the 46th overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft, was arrested last night according to News/Talk 1130 WISN’s Dan O’Donnell:

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown was tazed and arrested Thursday night after double parking in two handicapped spaces at the Walgreen’s at S. 27th St. and W. National Ave., a law enforcement source told News/Talk 1130 WISN. According to the source, Milwaukee Police officers were writing a parking ticket on Brown’s Mercedes when Brown confronted them and became combative.  One of the officers then used his Taser on Brown and arrested him on suspicion of resisting arrest.”

There is still no comment from the Milwaukee Bucks nor the Milwaukee Police Department about the incident. It is a hard situation to face as a 22-year old NBA rookie. Having such issues during your first year in the league is, overall, not well-perceived.

The rookie was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA Draft but was later traded to Milwaukee in exchange for cash. He signed a three-year rookie deal with the Bucks and has played in 21 games this season, including two starts in the team’s last two games. He averages 3.5 points, 0.2 assists, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.6 steals on 44.4 percent shooting from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the three-point line in 11.5 minutes per game.

With Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence, Brown had received a big bump in minutes and a starting lineup spot. He played 27 minutes in his last game and almost 40 one game before. There is still no word on Brown’s status for tonight’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets or if the team has taken any disciplinary measures. He was losing his starting spot anyway, as Antetokounmpo will very probably make his return to the lineup tonight.