Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Antoine Walker, stylin'
We hate to see it, but we can't say that we are entirely shocked to read that a former 1st round draft pick from Kentucky, Antoine Walker, is in a bit of trouble. Walker, thirty-two, played for among other teams the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat and most recently the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2008. He is currently facing court on three felony counts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The charges in question stem from Walker writing bad checks for gambling debts. He allegedly wrote bad checks totaling $822,500 to three casinos, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and Red Rock Resort. Walker's NBA salary peaked at $12,375,000 pre-taxes in the 2002-03 season. As it stands now, Walker is also facing an additional $82,000 fine from the District Attorney's office stemming from the bad checks charges.