Isaiah “Easy” Rider back in, and then out, of jail… again

Sunday, March 30th, 2008   (9 years ago)

Sprewell lives in a $400,000 house in Milwaukee and Isaiah Rider used to illegally charge his cell phone bill to someone else’s account. NBA players are actually paid with real money aren’t they?

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Former first-round pick and NBA All Rookie First teamer Isaiah Rider has been arrested for driving a stolen car.

A quick glance through Isaiah Rider’s Wikipedia entry tells you one thing: There really is no limit to what you can get away with as a professional athlete.

Until your playing ability starts to slip.

Despite a series of suspensions and arrests that began in college Rider was either drafted, signed or traded for by the Timberwolves, Trailblazers, Hawks, Lakers and Nuggets over his 8 year NBA career.

Until 2001 when it became apparent that “Rider’s play had deteriorated quite a bit in a short period of time” and he suddenly wasn’t worth the trouble anymore.

I have no idea what a 32-year-old millionaire ex-athlete does to fill his time, but Rider basically seems to have done nothing until 2006 when he was arrested for kidnapping and domestic assault.

…and then violating a restraining order.

…and evading the police.

…and hitting another car while running from the police.

…and cocaine possession.

…and then unlawful firearm possession.

…and grand theft.

…and then possession of controlled narcotics again.

…and violating a court order again.

…and evading the police again.

…and providing false testimony.

…and driving with a suspended license.

…and then grand theft again.

Which brings us up to around March 29, 2008 and Rider being released after spending part of a day in jail.

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