Former NBA Delonte West has become the center of attention for American college and professional basketball after appearing in a shirtless video, sitting on the floor and saying incoherent things with his hands cuffed, while being interrogated by the police outside from Washington DC.
The video, which has gone viral through social networks, has generated that the coach that West had at the University of Saint Joseph, in Philadelphia, Phil Martelli, and the former teammate and then also an NBA professional, Jameer Nelson, have offered to help you.
West, 36, who played in Boston, Seattle, Cleveland, along with LeBron James, and Dallas, had several legal and health problems while he was an NBA professional. He also played in the basketball of China and Venezuela and then also was in the NBA Development League, where he finished his career.
Meanwhile, the county police chief of Prince georgein Washington DC, Henry P. Stawinski IIIHe informed reporters that the agent who recorded the dialectical exchange with West handcuffed and sitting on the floor was suspended pending an investigation into how the video was made public.
In it, which was published on Twitter, an unidentified man asks West why he had just been attacked by someone and if he had been acting in self-defense. West said he was walking down the street when a man approached him with a gun and then said a series of unintelligible things.
Stawinski said that the images of the interaction seemed to be recorded by a mobile phone and not by a camera built into the body used by the agents of his department. The police said in a previous press release that agents responded Monday morning at 9:45 to a report of a fight between two men at number 6700 on Oxon Hill Road.
When the agents arrived, the two men had been separated. After one of the men was handcuffed, which turned out to be West, a witness told police officers that the detainee had used a glass bottle to hit the other man, who responded by throwing punches.
After talking with both of them, the agents determined that the two met and had participated in a “prolonged fight” that morning, Stawinski said. That dispute is revived when one of the men saw the other walking on Oxon Hill Road. Neither was identified by the Prince George County police in his statement. Both refused to file charges, neither cooperated with detectives and both declined to be taken to a hospital.
Stawinski noted that the researchers who interviewed the two men who fought determined that neither represented an immediate threat to himself or others.
Embargo of more than 96,000 dollars
For its part, Aaron Goodwin, the former West agent, told TMZ that the person handcuffed in the video was West and was recovering from family problems. According to Maryland court records, the state won a tax lien against West and his wife for more than $ 96,000 in December 2018. That case is still active. West won more than $ 16 million during his eight-year NBA career.
Stawinski said he had been told that the handcuffed man was “lucid and calm and communicated and could answer questions clearly” at the end of the interaction with the agents, although that is not shown in the video.
For his part, Nelson, who was West's teammate in the Saint Joseph team from 2001 to 2004, wrote on Monday night on Twitter that he was worried about West's images and “help him overcome this.”
While Martelli, who enters West and Nelson in Saint Joseph's, later wrote on Twitter that he and others “are communicating through the networks to get the professional help that Delonte needs. This is very painful.”
West has long struggled with bipolar disorder. In February 2016, he was seen wandering around a Jack in the Box in Houston without shoes. Last September, West was photographed on a street in Dallas, supposedly homeless.
In a 2015 profile, West told Rick Maese of the 'Washington Post' that doctors diagnosed his bipolar disorder after a 2008 preseason game in which he faced a referee.
Later, in September 2009, West was stopped for an incorrect lane change while riding his three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder motorcycle, not far from his home in Fort Washington, Maryland.
The police found three weapons, all of them loaded, a 9mm diameter Beretta in West's jacket, a Ruger 357 Magnum revolver, attached to her leg, and a shotgun in a guitar case hanging from her back. West pleaded guilty to two of the eight charges he faced and was sentenced to eight months of house arrest, two months probation and 40 hours of community service.
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