Former Spurs star Robertson arrested on six warrants
SAN ANTONIO -- Former San Antonio Spurs star Alvin Robertson, who was twice sentenced to jail time for incidents involving former girlfriends, has been arrested on six warrants, including an alleged violation of a protective order.
Robertson, 44, a three-time NBA All-Star with San Antonio in the 1980s, was arrested Wednesday after an officer on routine patrol got a hit for a warrant and pulled over a vehicle Robertson was in, according to a police report.
The warrant on the protective order and another for driving with an invalid license date to 2004, and three others -- two accusing him of assault-bodily injury and one of evading arrest -- are from last year.
The five county warrants carried a combined bond of $68,000, according to Bexar County. Robertson had not posted bond and didn't have a lawyer, said an official with the Bexar County records division.
The police report said there was a sixth warrant, issued by the city, but it wasn't clear what it was for. Police said they didn't have additional details.
In 2002, Robertson was sentenced to three years in prison for a probation violation involving a rape accusation, even though his longtime girlfriend recanted the account she made to police. In 1997, he was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading no-contest to a string of misdemeanors stemming from quarrels with another former girlfriend.
The Spurs' top draft pick out of Arkansas in 1984, Robertson was the NBA's defensive player of the year in 1986. After five standout seasons in San Antonio, he spent four seasons in Milwaukee, where he was an All-Star again in 1991. After a brief stint with Detroit, he joined the Toronto Raptors, who released him after their expansion season in 1996.
He won an Olympic gold medal with the U.S. team in 1984.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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