NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say Los Angeles Lakers forward Derrick Caracter was arrested in New Orleans, accused of public drunkenness and shoving a pregnant cashier at a pancake restaurant.

Police said the 22-year-old player was arrested early Sunday and booked into jail on charges of battery, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. They say Caracter allegedly grabbed and shoved the cashier at an International House of Pancakes after he was refused service and became belligerent. The woman wasn’t injured.

Authorities say Caracter was freed later Sunday morning on $1,000 bond.

Caracter didn’t play in Sunday night’s playoff game against the Hornets.

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Comments (8)
  1. nothing like drama media says:

    You know they love to make stuff more than it is.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      They feel like we owe them something because they play a sport. Have a spelling contest or write a sentence, the silver back will fail.

  2. Another idiot above me says:

    You sound jealous.

  3. Nicole says:

    Wow…there is that race thing again. What does it matter if he is black or not??? Would you be saying that if it were a white basketball player, or football player. What he did was wrong and and it shouldn’t matter what color he is. These ball players should be ashamed of themselves acting out and exhibiting behavior like this. But the NFL and the NBA are enablers who almost condone this sort of thing. They will fine him for it and they will move on instead of getting to the root of these issues and nipping it. These players allegedly rape women, ring fight pit bulls, and have scandalous affairs and have their dirty laundry hung out for the world to see, but the people employing them do nothing and kind of turn a blind eye to it. They give them a slap on the wrist and take a little out of thier already enormous pockets and expect that to be a good punishment. Its ridiculous. And what about that minimum wage worker that happened to be pregnant but working nonetheless??? Was that called for? Drunk or not. Most of these guys are idiots are bless with a God given gift and they become so arrogant by money and glitz that they forget that they are people that can fall as fast as they rise. It is the Deadalus syndrome and this dude should be taught a stiff lesson.

  4. lou says:

    just remembered, james worthy ,jim hills side kick was arrested 20 years ago while playing for the lakers, took place in Houston, james solicited a prostitue to his room, not one word from the lakers or anoouncer Chickie babe.

  5. TT says:

    The incident was bad enough – But Derrick …What ta heck are you doing drinking the night before a play off game and misbehaving in public – not to mention the fact that you had a confrontation with a PREGNANT waitress, in the oponents town ? C’mon ….I know your mom taught you better than that – I dont care what color you are – shame on you….I hope your mom chews you up one side n down the other…

  6. Chicken Stew says:

    now you know why his last name does not contain a H….because he has none

  7. YGF11119 says:

    Come on “Deek” …its time to grow up. Don’t embarrass yourself and the fam like this. You’re better than this… and, I KNOW you were taught better. You have an opportunity that few get. Position yourself to make the most of it!!! You’re already under close scrutiny from past transgressions so think before you act!!! Start making better decisions for yourself and be the quality person you’re capable of being and stop letting bad choices manifest themselves into the defining moments you put on display for the world to see…

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