The 25-year-old Balkman was arrested by Temple Terrace, Fla., police at 4 a.m. Saturday, after he refused a blood-alcohol content test. Balkman was booked at 5:30 a.m. and released on a $500 bond at 12:30 p.m.
“We are aware of a traffic violation involving Renaldo Balkman early Saturday morning in Tampa. As is team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment,” Nuggets vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien said in a statement released by the team.
I guess that’s one way to put your name out there, because to be honest with you, I’ve never heard of the guy before this morning. For his sake, at least Balkman didn’t run over a pedestrian in the process. Otherwise, Balkman could have been looking at doing some hard time – like a couple of weeks or something. Remember, this is Florida.
Nuggets’ Balkman arrested in Florida [The Denver Post]