Kendrick Perkins, the former Boston Celtics center, is disputing charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct following his arrest at a nightclub in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas this past weekend.
Perkins has reportedly hired a lawyer to dispute the charges, which as a Class C misdemeanor carries a punishment of fines no more than $500, and said through his publicist that he was not drunk at the time.
Perkins' publicist, Denise White, told the paper that Perkins was not drunk at the time of the incident and was trying to collect money from the club manager for his foundation. She also claimed that police officers harassed Perkins and that Milwaukee Bucks player Stephen Jackson was threatened with arrest after he attempted to calm the situation. Rajon Rondo was not at the club at the time at the time of the incident, White said. (via WEEI)