Nets' Williams Arrested After Incident at Denver-Area Mall

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nets F Sean Williams was arrested yesterday at a cellphone store in a mall in suburban Denver on accusations that got into an argument with a clerk and threw a computer monitor. He wasn't available to play against the Nuggets last night.

At about 2 p.m. yesterday, officers responded to a disturbance at a cellphone store at the Park Meadows Mall, Detective Sgt. Ron Pinson of the Lone Tree police said.

Damages were estimated at $1,200 to $1,300, he said.

-- MAVERICKS: Former player Roy Tarpley settled a federal lawsuit against the NBA and the Mavericks in which he claimed they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to reinstate him after a ban for drug use.

Tarpley, now 44, filed the lawsuit in September 2007.

-- RAPTORS: Former George Washington star Pops Mensah-Bonsu followed up the career-high 21 points he scored against the Pacers on Sunday night -- which came on four dunks among five baskets and 11-of-13 shooting from the free throw line -- with eight points and three rebounds in 20 minutes against the Bobcats.

-- ROCKETS: C Yao Ming came down with flu-like symptoms and was not in the lineup when Houston visited the Hornets.

Coach Rick Adelman said before the game that Yao, who played on Saturday, would be out.

-- KINGS: G Bobby Jackson will undergo surgery to repair a broken cheekbone. Jackson's playing status for the rest of the season will be determined after the operation on Friday.

Jackson broke his left cheekbone late in the Kings' overtime loss to the Cavaliers last Friday night.

-- HORNETS: Coach Byron Scott said F Peja Stojakovic should be ready to play soon, but would miss his seventh straight game with back soreness.

"Sometime this week I expect him to be back out there, or this homestand," Scott said.

-- WARRIORS: The NBA suspended G Stephen Jackson one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul this season. He'll miss tonight's home game against the Clippers.

-- From News Services

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