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Bucks’ rookie Sterling Brown arrested, tased in late-night parking lot incident

2017 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

GREENBURGH, NY - AUGUST 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally altered) Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks poses for a portrait during the 2017 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at MSG Training Center on August 11, 2017 in Greenburgh, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Sterling Brown was drafted in the middle of the second round last June out of SMU, and found himself traded a couple weeks later from Philadephia to Milwaukee for $1.9 million in cash. This season he has bounced between the NBA and the G-League, trying to carve out a spot for himself on the up-and-coming Bucks roster. He’s probably best known for the viral video of getting his car filled with popcorn.

He made headlines and got noticed again Friday, but for all the wrong reasons.

He was arrested, and tased for reportedly resisting arrest, late at night at a Milwaukee convience store. Here is the statement from the Milwaukee PD, via Dan O’Donnell of 1130 WISN radio.

Brown was arrested on a tentative misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer, according to reports.

The Bucks released a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation with Sterling Brown and are looking into it.”

With a long national debate about police use of force, particularly against African-American males, Milwaukee’s mayor told the Journal-Sentinel he wants a transparent process with the police investigation into the actions. Currently, details are sketchy as to what went down, we will have more on this as it becomes available.