As reported by ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested at 2:49 am Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Ebanks was booked into custody and released a few hours later after posting $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 7th.
The Lakers released the following statement regarding the arrest:
“We are aware of the situation with Devin and are currently looking into the matter to gather all the facts. We have no further comment on this at this time.”
Luckily for Ebanks, this incident has been foreshadowed by the firing of head coach Mike Brown and the situation surrounding the hiring of Mike D’Antoni.
Ebanks did not see any playing time in Friday night’s game against the Warriors or Sunday night against the Kings. Buried on a Laker bench still looking for their identity, Ebanks is averaging 2.7 ppg in his third season.