Delonte West Arrested In South Florida For Disorderly Intoxication, Former NBA Star Was Allegedly Banging On Police Department Doors W/ 2 Open Alcohol Containers
There has been an unfortunate update in the case of former NBA star Delonte West.
Last night (Tuesday, Oct. 19th), Delonte West was arrested in Boynton Beach, Florida for disorderly intoxication, having an open container, and resisting an officer. The matter started when, at around 9 p.m., Delonte West allegedly began yelling and banging on the glass lobby doors of the Boynton Beach Police Department. Once officers went to investigate the racket, they found Delonte, 38, with a can of beer and a bottle of vodka–both open.
When officers confronted the former athlete, he allegedly began walking away and drunkenly screaming. They later got him into handcuffs, though they alleged he
“continued to be belligerent and screaming profanities and obscure rants.”
Delonte West was reportedly released on bail earlier today (Wednesday, Oct. 20th).
This news is the latest update in Delonte‘s substance abuse recovery process. Last year, Delonte West checked into a Florida rehab facility. The decision came after Mark Cuban–owner of the Dallas Mavericks–helped reunite the former NBA athlete with his mother, Delphina Addison. Mark Cuban ultimately stepped in after a photo began circulating showing Delonte West panhandling on the streets of North Dallas.
Mark Cuban later shared updates about how Delonte was doing:
“He’s making progress. I just hope he stays with it. The first couple weeks are tough. Going through rehab and dealing with addiction, that’s not easy and dealing with mental illness, that’s not easy. So, I hope he fights his way through it.”
Months later, news broke that Delonte West had begun working at the same rehab where he received treatment.
Neither Mark Cuban nor NBA reporter Shams Charania–who both previously shared updates about Delonte West–has spoken on the matter.
We continue to wish Delonte West the best as he continues his journey to sobriety.