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Mavs' Stevenson reportedly celebrates a little too hard, gets arrested for public intoxication

Posted by: Michael Rand under Sports Updated: June 15, 2011 - 12:03 PM

You might find it hard to believe that someone who just vanquished a "rival" (LeBron James), won an NBA title and has a tattoo of Abraham Lincoln/$5 bill on his neck and throat area would be in the mood to party, but believe it. Per ESPN.com:

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson was arrested for public intoxication in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday night, two days after the franchise won its first NBA championship.

Irving police were called to the Grand Venetian apartment complex at about 10:30 p.m. CT after receiving a call to report an intoxicated person walking in the area. Officers reported that Stevenson, who does not live at the complex, appeared intoxicated and did not know where he was. He was arrested without incident on the Class C misdemeanor charge based on the results of a sobriety test, officer's observations and his statements.

"They felt he was a danger to himself and others," Irving public information officer John Argumaniz said. "Basically, he was intoxicated to a point where he didn't feel comfortable letting him walk away or leave. They didn't have any other options at that point."

Thing is, if you're Dallas, you can't even be mad, right? We're talking about a free pass that lasts at least for a few months.

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