Former NBA player Robert Whaley was arrested on March 11 for hiding drugs in his butt, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
According to Salt Lake County police, the 27-year-old former Utah Jazz center was first given a minor citation for not wearing his seatbelt. But he made the situation worst when he gave police a false identity (Kareem Johnson, one of his former teammates at University of Cincinnati). Authorities soon realized he was wanted for probation violation in Michigan, and then found him hiding several baggies of marijuana “in his buttocks.”
Whaley is no stranger to run-ins with the police. According to Cincinnati.com, he avoided conviction of statutory rape with a mistrial in 2001, and took a plea bargain on two aggravated battery charges in 2003, reducing them from felonies to misdemeanors.
In 2005, he was charged for giving the police a false identity, and other news reports also have Whaley convicted in 2008 for operating a drug house.
As a second round draft pick by the Utah Jazz in 2005, Whaley appeared in 23 games before his career sputtered. He’s been out of the NBA since 2006.