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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:45 am

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/03/31/pistons-kentavious-caldwell-pope-arrested/99857880/



Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could face discipline from NBA for DUI arrest



Vince Ellis , Detroit Free Press



Published 12:08 a.m. ET March 31, 2017 | Updated 60 minutes ago




(Photo: Auburn Hills Police Department)



Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday morning in Auburn Hills, according to Auburn Hills police.

Caldwell-Pope, 24, was pulled over Wednesday morning on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road after he was clocked going 20 miles over the 25-m.p.h. speed limit at 2:50 a.m., according to police.

An officer smelled alcohol and put Caldwell-Pope through sobriety tests, which indicated impairment. Caldwell-Pope was arrested. He was issued a ticket for operating while intoxicated after a Breathalyzer test at the Auburn Hills police station registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.08. No court date has been set for his arraignment.

The arrest came hours after the Pistons’ 97-96 loss to the Miami Heat.

WDIV Local 4 was first to report the news.

The incident subjects Caldwell-Pope, who is in his fourth season and will be a restricted free agent this summer, to the NBA’s substance abuse policy. With only six games remaining this season, any punishment would occur at the beginning of next season.

The league will conduct its own investigation and wait for the case to run its course.

Former Piston Greg Monroe was suspended for two games at the start of the 2014-15 season for pleading guilty to driving while impaired.

Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway was suspended three games at the start of this season for a drunken-driving arrest last April.




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MY NOTE:  Not that big a deal, although .08 is on the high side.  At least he didn't beat his wife or something like that!  It does point, however, to a fundamental problem that basketball has with hockey but not baseball or football and that is, because basketball and hockey games are usually played in the evening, the players are up well past the time most regular folks are at home in bed.  Remember Paul Pierce's incident at the club, when he was young?  You've got young, very rich 20-somethings with nothing to do after they get off work at 10 P.M. or so but they can't just go right to sleep.  So, they go out to clubs and after-hour places.  "Nothing good ever happens after 2 A.M.", but that's only 3 hours or so after they get off work.  How many of us, working normal hours, would want/be able to go to sleep by 8-9 P.M.?

Btw, not a bad mug shot as far as mug shots go...



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Post by worcester on Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:31 pm

.08 is just above the legal limit in FL.


Weight Number of Drinks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
100 0.032 0.065 0.097 0.129 0.162 0.194 0.226 0.258 0.291
120 0.027 0.054 0.081 0.108 0.135 0.161 0.188 0.215 0.242
140 0.023 0.046 0.069 0.092 0.115 0.138 0.161 0.184 0.207
160 0.020 0.040 0.060 0.080 0.101 0.121 0.141 0.161 0.181
180 0.018 0.036 0.054 0.072 0.090 0.108 0.126 0.144 0.162
200 0.016 0.032 0.048 0.064 0.080 0.097 0.113 0.129 0.145
220 0.015 0.029 0.044 0.058 0.073 0.088 0.102 0.117 0.131
240 0.014 0.027 0.040 0.053 0.067 0.081 0.095 0.108 0.121

If he weighs 220 he had six drinks. That's a problem drinker right there. Good news is that from his mug shot he doesn't look like a serious doper. You can't see the whites under his pupils, an unhealthy sign that indicates someone is too yin. He is still yin/yang balanced.
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Post by gyso on Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:46 pm

Former Sox slugger Mo Vaughn was arrested in 1998 for DUI. He refused to take a test, so there was no proof. Not taking a test is prima facie evidence, which results in automatic loss of licence. Big deal says Mo. I don't need to drive for a bit.

He paid lawyers to string it out in court, I think in the long run the charge was dropped. I was not impressed at the time and it still pisses me off. Shit walks and money talks. Rolling Eyes

With that being said, why do any of these wise guys take a breathalyzer test? All they have to do is ride in taxis for a while and pay for a lawyer to fight the charge. Nothing ends up on their record and then, no suspension.

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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:08 pm

worcester wrote:.08 is just above the legal limit in FL.


Weight Number of Drinks
       1        2        3       4       5       6      7       8        9
100 0.032 0.065 0.097 0.129 0.162 0.194 0.226 0.258 0.291
120 0.027 0.054 0.081 0.108 0.135 0.161 0.188 0.215 0.242
140 0.023 0.046 0.069 0.092 0.115 0.138 0.161 0.184 0.207
160 0.020 0.040 0.060 0.080 0.101 0.121 0.141 0.161 0.181
180 0.018 0.036 0.054 0.072 0.090 0.108 0.126 0.144 0.162
200 0.016 0.032 0.048 0.064 0.080 0.097 0.113 0.129 0.145
220 0.015 0.029 0.044 0.058 0.073 0.088 0.102 0.117 0.131
240 0.014 0.027 0.040 0.053 0.067 0.081 0.095 0.108 0.121

If he weighs 220 he had six drinks. That's a problem drinker right there. Good news is that from his mug shot he doesn't look like a serious doper. You can't see the whites under his pupils, an unhealthy sign that indicates someone is too yin. He is still yin/yang balanced.



worcester,

1.  He is listed at 205#, not 220#, so that's worse for him.  Less mass to spread those drinks over.
2.  I presume those are drinks/hour?  Is that the time frame?
3.  I would disagree that, even if he did imbibe too much, that qualifies him as a "problem drinker".  In my opinion that would depend upon how often he drinks and for what reasons.  A glass or two of wine, especially red, with dinner is fine by every study I've ever seen (in fact, I have yet to find a study that says that 1 glass of red wine/day isn't beneficial and positive. Some studies say a 2nd glass isn't beneficial, some say it is still beneficial, there is just diminishing returns. My point is that while there is some differences of opinion on the 2nd glass there is virtually none on the 1st one).  Cocktails every night, especially when you are a professional athlete in the middle of your season, might be a warning signal.

The Pistons had just lost to the Heat, in Detroit, on 3/28.  He shot 9-22 for that game and 2-10 from 3.  This arrest was made in the early hours of Wednesday, 3/29.  So, it happened after the game.

The Pistons were in the playoff hunt but have now dropped to 10th place and are 2-8 in their last 10 games.  By comparison, the teams between them and the #8 spot are Chicago which went 5-5 and Indiana which went 4-6 and the team they lost to, Miami, which went 6-4 (would have been 5-5 if Detroit had won).  When you consider that one of Detroit's two Ws was last night against the Nyets, and even that was just a 1 point win, I'm thinking KCP has a lot to drink about. Lord knows if the Celtics almost lose to the Nyets I'm having a few, I'm just not driving.


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Post by worcester on Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Six beers in one hour for a 24 year old male weighing 210 pounds creates a blood alcohol level of .08. At 205 lbs. makes it slightly less than 6 drinks in an hour to reach BAC of .08. That is a problem Bob. It's a problem because he drove afterwards. Anyone who downs 6 drinks in an hour and then drives is a problem drinker. Today it's just a problem for him. Had he hit anyone, it would have been a problem for them as well.

Honestly, how often do you have five or six American beers in one hour and then drive? I bet never.
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Post by beat on Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:23 pm

Bob you wrote........

It does point, however, to a fundamental problem that basketball has with hockey but not baseball or football and that is, because basketball and hockey games are usually played in the evening,

Bob, just the shear number of games in a major league baseball season as opposed to hockey or Basketball certainly give much greater opportunity for issues like this in my estimation. Plus the FACT the games last so much longer than basketball or hockey that both have a clock> A 7:30 baseball start time and an average of a little over 3 hours makes it get over usually sometime between 10:30 and 11, and thats for the fans not the players that linger in the locker room for a while before they hit the road. PLUS a MLB roster is nearly twice the size of that of a basketball team. Probably on a par with hockey however.  

Day baseball doesn't happen much anymore even on weekends, and NEVER anymore in the postseason.

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plus look at these numbers...

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/4124033-athletes-drunk-driving-dui-dwi-list-2012-professional-players-nfl-mlb
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Post by worcester on Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:35 pm

Those numbers of pro athletes getting DUI's are remarkably low when one considers 10% of the overall population has a problem drinking too much. North Dakota has 87.3 incidents of DUI per 10000 drivers, slightly less than 1%. That's the highest # in the USA .

http://fusion.net/youre-most-likely-to-get-busted-for-a-dui-in-these-stat-1793848663

Men 18-35 make up only 11% of the overall population yet account for 35% of all DUI's.

Considering how few get DUI's, pro athletes have been well coached and protected by their teams.
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Post by beat on Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:58 pm

worcester wrote:Those numbers of pro athletes getting DUI's are remarkably low when one considers 10% of the overall population has a problem drinking too much. North Dakota has 87.3 incidents of DUI per 10000 drivers, slightly less than 1%. That's the highest # in the USA .

http://fusion.net/youre-most-likely-to-get-busted-for-a-dui-in-these-stat-1793848663

Men 18-35 make up only 11% of the overall population yet account for 35% of all DUI's.

Considering how few get DUI's, pro athletes have been well coached and protected by their teams.

I know the numbers were a few years old but still a bit suprising

With 162 games a year vs 16 for football and 82 for both basketball and hockey (i think) and not counting the post season and considering roster size I'm surprised at least on this list how football dominates.

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Post by worcester on Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:11 pm

Yes Beat, the NFL numbers are surprising, except when one considers the numbing behind the numbers. NFL players get the crap beat out of them every game and probably are more in need of the pain numbing effects of alcohol than those in other sports. Just guessing.
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