Rafer Alston arrested


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HOUSTON (AP) - Rockets guard Rafer Alston was arrested early Sunday morning in downtown Houston on charges of assault and public intoxication, police said.

Both charges against Ralston, 31, are misdemeanors, said Victor Senties, a Houston police spokesman.

"We are aware of the situation and are attempting to get more details about the incident," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. "While we do not have all the facts yet, it is nevertheless very disappointing to have one of our players involved with any police activity. We will continue working with the authorities in order to get to the bottom of the situation."
Senties had no information whether Alston had been jailed or if he had an attorney. The 6-foot-2 player out of Fresno State joined the NBA during the 1999-2000 season with Milwaukee. Alston signed with the Rockets in 2004 and averaged 13.3 points per game last season.

He's probably stressed out about losing playing time to Francis and James. This will be the perfect excuse for the Rockets to trade him.


Sultan of Swat
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There's no way that the Rockets are keeping him now, especially with two new capable point guards in Mike James and Steve Francis. He might get probation for this but I doubt that he'll serve any jail time.

I am not 100% sure about this but I believe that he got charged before.


Aw, Here It Goes!
Well the Heat still need decent point, criminal record or not. lol, there blaming his intoxication on a lack of playing time. What ever the case is Raf needs to be traded or let go, where or when I dont know.