Walker Arrested at American Century Championship

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Former NBA Star Antoine Walker was arrested on Wednesday night after a pairings party for the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe.

In this undated photo provided by the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept., former NBA basketball player Antoine Walker is shown. Walker, who has been charged with suspicion of drunk driving in Miami Beach, Fla., was driving a black Mercedes without the lights on when he was pulled over early Monday morning jan. 5, 2009. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and that Walker had a sleepy look on his face. He refused a breathalyzer test. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept.)

Former NBA Star Antoine Walker was arrested on Wednesday night after a pairings party for the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe.

Walker was taken into custody in Harrah's Casino. He was led out in handcuffs, and his bail was set at $135,000.

A warrant was issued on Tuesday for Walker's arrest stemming from $822,500 in gambling debts owed to three Las Vegas casinos.

Reports say that Walker wrote bad checks totaling $1 million to Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and the Red Rock Resort. He has since paid back just $178,000.

Walker was an All-Star with the Boston Celtics, and won an NBA championship in 2006 with the Miami Heat.

Walker still plans on competing in the Celebrity Golf Tournament which begins on Friday.

He is due to appear in a Las Vegas Justice Court on Monday morning.


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