Published May 30, 2006
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Two Washington Wizards players have bonded out of jail after being arrested this weekend on South Beach.
Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas and forward Awvee Storey were arrested on charges of disobeying police, part of the crackdown on disorderly behavior among those who have flocked to Miami Beach for Memorial Day weekend.
A police spokesman says Storey had been blocking traffic in the middle of a busy street when an officer told him to get back to the sidewalk Saturday night. Storey did not get out of the street, and the officer arrested him and charged him with failure to obey a command.
While police were arresting Storey, Arenas got out of a car and walked toward the arresting officers. Reports say an officer told Arenas to get back in his car, but he refused, saying he wanted to stand next to his teammate. The officer took Arenas into custody and charged him with resisting without violence.
The Wizards released a statement saying, they are aware of the situation but won't comment until they have more information.
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