Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin arrested in Arkansas

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments


According to Paul Coro of, Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Phoenix Suns shooting guard Archie Goodwin was arrested this month in Arkansas and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Goodwin, 19, was leaving the Arkansas Skatium, an ice and roller rink in his hometown of Little Rock, on May 4 when the incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m., according to Arkansas State Police public information officer Bill Sadler. 

A state trooper witnessed Goodwin cursing and “exhibiting aggressive gestures” toward another person while exiting the building and the trooper reported telling Goodwin twice to stop cursing twice, Sadler said.

Goodwin was taken into custody but the trooper said Goodwin tried to break away from the trooper’s hold during the arrest, according to Sadler. Goodwin then was booked into a Sherwood, Ark., jail.

Goodwin has a June 3 district court date regarding the charges.

It seems a little extreme that Goodwin was essentially arrested for ‘cursing’, but if he did indeed resist arrest as well, that could cause some problems for him.

Goodwin declared for the 2013 NBA Draft after just one season with the Kentucky Wildcats. The Suns made a draft night deal to move up and grab Goodwin with the 29th overall pick.

As a rookie, Goodwin played only 10 minutes a game and averaged just 3.7 points per game.


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