01.27.06

JR Rider Charged With Kidnapping

Posted in Basketball at 10:00 am by

On the bright side, no cell phones were injured. From the AP :

Troubled former NBA player Isaiah Rider was arrested by Marin County sheriff’s deputies Thursday on charges of kidnapping a female acquaintance, authorities said.

Rider, 34, was being held on $2 million bail at Marin County Jail on charges of kidnapping and battery, said Sgt. Bruce Baker of the Marin County Sheriff’s office. Rider, who also faces an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest in Alameda County, was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

Rider allegedly got into an argument Wednesday night with the unidentified female acquaintance and drove off with her against her will, Baker said. The woman began to scream, attracting the attention of police. Authorities tracked Rider down early Thursday morning and arrested him, Baker said. The woman was not injured.

I can’t help but think there are plenty of teams that could still use an explosive scorer like Rider. But he’s not eligible for the WNBA, so never mind.

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