Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, is hosting a camp in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas to help raise money for his foundation which he started “to help children learn life skills and drug awareness.” Unfortunately, he did not set a great example for his campers early Saturday morning, as the “Oklahoman” has reported that the big man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication, after getting into a scuffle in area nightclub.
According to the report, police observed a big crowd outside of a nightspot named “The Ticket” at about 2:00 am. They were told by some in the crowd that there had been a fight and that someone sprayed pepper spray inside the club. When the officers entered the establishment, they found another crowd with the Thunder center in the middle of it, apparently ready to fight the manager of the club. The report states that the crowd pushed Perkins outside through the back door, but he was still angry and kept cursing and trying to start another skirmish.
The former center for the Boston Celtics was taken to Jefferson County Jail, and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and public intoxication. He was released from custody after he put up $150 for bond; both charges are classified as misdemeanors and the only punishment is a fine. Perkins does not have to fear any punishment from the Association, as the incident occurred during the NBA Lockout. However, he may want to work on his own “life skills and drug awareness.”