Doug Overton, who played for eight teams over his 11-year NBA career and currently is head coach at Division II Lincoln University, was charged this week with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct after allegedly exposing himself to men and women on a multiuse trail in suburban Philadelphia.
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As recounted by the Delco Times, Lower Merion police received multiple calls on Sunday afternoon about a man exposing himself on the Cynwyd Trail, with one witness describing the man as walking “calmly and deliberately” and seeming “content with the situation.” Police located the man and arrested him after three witnesses identified him as the alleged perpetrator.
Overton, 47, posted $10,000 bail and was released. In a statement sent to The Post, he said he was merely relieving himself off the side of the trail:
I went to the Cynwyd Trail on Sunday afternoon to walk my dog, which I typically do three or four times a week. As I sometimes do, I stopped to pick up a cup of tea on my way to the trail. Of course, during the walk I felt the need to relieve myself. With the nearest bathroom nearly a mile away, I stepped off the trail and into a wooded area to take care of business in what I thought was a discreet manner. I then pulled up my sweat pants and returned to the trail to continue walking my dog. That is the only thing that happened. Unfortunately, it appears I wasn’t as discreet as I thought, and some misinterpreted what they saw. I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgment and the confusion it caused.
The Big 5 Hall of Famer out of La Salle broke into the NBA in 1992 with the then-Washington Bullets and spent nearly his entire career as a reserve, starting just 62 of 499 career games. He later was an assistant at Saint Joseph’s and with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets before landing the Lincoln head coaching job last year.
Said Speedy Morris, Overton’s coach at La Salle: “That’s not the Doug Overton I know. That’s for sure. I’m shocked. Shocked.”