Steve Francis arrested at L.A. airport

Updated: October 8, 2010, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles International Airport police say three-time NBA All-Star Steve Francis has been arrested for alleged public drunkenness.

Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez says Francis was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Thursday because he was intoxicated, unable to care for himself and combative toward staff. Sgt. Belinda Nettles says the arrest took place in the Terminal 7 lobby near the United Airlines ticketing counter.

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department records show Francis posted $10,000 bail and was released about 3:30 a.m. Friday. He is to appear in court Nov. 5.

The 33-year-old averaged 18.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists in nine seasons with the Houston Rockets, the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks.

He was an All-Star in 2002, 2003 and 2004, all as a Rocket. He was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009.


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