Milwaukee Bucks and former SMU star guard Sterling Brown was involved in a parking lot incident that culminated with the rookie being tased and arrested by police. According to Ashley Luthern of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brown was “arrested on a tentative misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer.”
According to a statement given by police to the Journal Sentinel:
Police were doing a business check about 2 a.m. Friday at the Walgreens at the corner of S. 26th St. and W. National Ave. when they saw a vehicle parked across two handicap spaces. Officers spoke with a 22-year-old man about the situation and, during the incident, a Taser was used and the man was arrested.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett spoke with police management and Bucks’ president Peter Feigin and also shared his thoughts on the issue in an interview:
“The police are reviewing the situation. My understanding is that there will be an investigation of the situation and as soon as possible, I want to make sure that there’s a transparent process here for the public.”
Interim coach Joe Prunty also weighed in on the issue:
“I am aware of the situation and we do support Sterling completely. We’re confident that it will be resolved quickly.”
Brown, a 6-foot-6 guard signed by the Bucks after his draft rights were acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers, spoke, albeit briefly, about the incident to the media before the Bucks’ matchup with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday:
“I mean it’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now. It’s being handled. I’d appreciate if y’all would respect that right now. Like I said, it’s an issue I’m dealing with right now. That’s all I really want to say right now.”
The 22-year-old hasn’t received much of an opportunity to crack Milwaukee’s rotation just yet, appearing in only 22 games and posting averages of 3.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in just over 12 minutes per game in the contests he’s played in.