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05-15-2009, 01:44 AM
NBA star Darius Miles arrested in Fairview Heights
11 hrs ago


KSDK -- Metro East native and professional basketball player Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday night in Fairview Heights and charged with possessing marijuana.

Police pulled Miles's vehicle over, a 1996 Chevy Impala, in the 5700 block of Old Collinsville Road around 10:20 p.m. for failing to use a turn signal.

Police took Miles into custody for driving with a suspended license and impounded the vehicle. Authorities found the marijuana while searching the vehicle later. He was also charged with possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuanan. Miles posted bond and was eventually released.

Miles' 2008-2009 sea
son was postponed for ten games by the Grizzlies while he sat out a NBA-mandated suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Miles, who plays small forward the Memphis Grizzlies, averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per game this past season. He has played in the NBA for six years. Miles was drafted in 2000 by the Los Angeles Clippers directly out of East St. Louis High School.

He was born in Belleville.


08-04-2011, 03:06 PM

Thu Aug 04 11:15am EDT
Darius Miles gets caught with a loaded gun at a St. Louis airport

By Kelly Dwyer

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Darius Miles gets caught with a loaded gun at a St. Louis airportSince the weeks leading up to his selection in the 2000 NBA draft, and continuing through Wednesday, Darius Miles(notes) has never been known for making smart decisions. Whether it was begging off of pre-draft drills, cursing out his coaches, refusing to develop what the kids call "a go-to move," or getting caught in an airport with a loaded gun, Miles has been quite the disappointment.

Oh, you didn't hear? Yeah, Darius Miles tried to make it through airport security in St. Louis' Lambert Airport on Wednesday with a loaded gun on him.

From STLToday:

Miles, 29, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. after Transportation Security Administration personnel discovered the weapon during an X-ray screening at the airport, according to information from a TSA spokeswoman and a jail official. Miles was arrested by St. Louis airport police, then booked into the St. Louis County jail in Clayton.

It was unclear whether the gun was found in luggage or whether Miles was carrying it. The weapon was discovered at the Concourse A checkpoint. Authorities did not say what type of gun was seized.

Does it matter which sort of weapon was seized? It was loaded, people. Loaded. The guy had a loaded gun on him. To take into an airplane. Possibly a California Pizza Kitchen before that, but definitely to take into an airplane eventually, whether it was stuck on his hip or on his carry-on luggage.

In more depressing news, the report of the incident also points out that Darius Miles is 29 years old.

This is sad for a number of reasons, paramount of which is either the knowledge that a 29-year-old would attempt to take a loaded gun onto a plane (I used to fly in and out of that airport regularly back in college over a decade ago, and I was worried about the legality of my Walkman; which for you youngsters out there is a type of cassette player that is attached to a pair of headphones), or the sad fact that at age 29 Miles should be in the prime of his NBA career. Even if he never turned out to be a mini-Kevin Garnett(notes), Miles had the talent to make it until his late 30s in the NBA.

He shouldn't have turned into a joke of a blog post at age 29. That much is certain. What a shame.

10-06-2011, 06:46 AM
Ex-NBA Player Darius Miles Charged In Airport Gun Arrest (http://www.ballerstatus.com/2011/10/05/ex-nba-player-darius-miles-charged-in-airport-gun-arrest/)


Prosecutors decided to file a felony weapons charge against former NBA player Darius Miles for an arrest at a St. Louis airport in August, after security found a loaded handgun.

According to the Associated Press, Miles was charged with unlawful use of a weapon on Friday (September 30) by St. Louis County prosecutors.

The charge carried a maximum four-year prison term.

Miles allegedly trying to pass through Lambert Airport security with the gun in his carry-on bag on August 3.

He turned himself into St. Louis County jail on Monday (October 3), posted $15,000 bond and was released.

09-20-2016, 03:13 PM

September 16, 2016 2:13 PM
He made millions in the NBA. Now Darius Miles is bankrupt.:p


Former East St. Louis Flyers basketball standout Darius Miles was a first-round draft pick with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA draft with a contract worth $9 million. He starred in a movie with Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. He landed an endorsement with Michael Jordanís athletic brand.


His star was rising and his financial future looked secure.
Darius Miles of East St. Louis High School shakes hands with NBA Commisioner (((David Stern))), right, after he is drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA draft on June 28, 2000. AP file photo AP

In June, he filed bankruptcy.:)

Miles is 34 now. Itís been 16 years since the 6-foot-9 forward was drafted by the L.A. Clippers right out of East St. Louis High School.

But injuries, legal problems and bad investments have left Miles asking the court to allow him to sell off his assets to pay creditors. Miles listed $460,385 in assets and $1.57 million in liabilities.