Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Aug. 9) and hit with felony marijuana possession with intent to sell.
LAPD officials told ABC-7 that officers were on routine patrol, when they spotted a group of people drinking, smoking weed and playing loud music while blocking a street at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts.
When officers tried to disperse the crowd, and the disturbance escalated. Backup was called when the crow grew and began throwing bottles, resulting in smashed windows and slashed tires on several police cars.
Randolph, 36, was among the men arrested. He was arrested at 11 p.m. PT and booked at 4:23 a.m., before being released Thursday morning (Aug. 10) after posting $20,000 bail.
He’s scheduled back in court on Aug. 31, according to online records.
Since the news broke, Randolph’s agent and attorney Raymond Brothers called the charges are false and misleading.
Randolph signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Kings last month.