Remember when Rafer Alston was a feel good story, the streetball player nicknamed "Skip To My Lou" who transitioned his game to the NBA? Well, maybe not "feel good" — the guy did plead no contest in 1997 for assaulting his girlfriend — but certainly, it wasn't this bad, was it?
Alston was arrested Monday morning, his second arrest this month, for the minor, tedious charge of slashing a man's neck with a knife.
The latest incident occurred when a member of Alston's entourage got into an argument with 41-year-old Wilbert Ashman at a trendy nightclub called Stereo, according to the New York Post and Daily News. The argument turned into a brawl, and according to Ashman, he was slashed on the right side of his neck. Alston was arrested, and Ashman later picked him out of a police lineup.
"I'm really upset about it," Ashman's wife told the Daily News. "I can't believe it. I was like, 'Oh, my God. Your throat.' "
You see, if you can't get your entourage to slash haters in the throat for you, christ, what's the freaking point of having an entourage? We really shouldn't have to explain everything; this should be self-evident.
Rockets' Alston Arrested Again [Houston Chronicle]