Suns’ Goodwin faces disorderly conduct charge

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Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin was arrested in his native Arkansas last week and charged with charged with disorderly conduct.

The 19-year-old, who completed his rookie season in the NBA last month, was taken into custody outside a skating rink in Little Rock on May 4 after he was told twice by authorities to stop cursing and being aggressive toward another person.

Goodwin then attempted to break away from a trooper after the arrest, said Arkansas State Police public information officer Bill Sadler.

Goodwin was booked into a Sherwood, Ark., jail. His court date is set for June 3, according to The Arizona Republic.

The former Kentucky player, who was selected No. 29 overall in the first round of the 2013 draft, saw action in 52 games with the Suns this past season and also spent time in the NBA Development League.

In the final game of the regular season, Goodwin turned in his best performance, scoring 29 points and making 11 of 13 shots from the field. He finished 2013-14 with averages of 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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