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Ronnie Brewer arrested for driving under influence, pled not guilty

Houston Rockets Media Day 2013

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Ronnie Brewer #10 of the Houston Rockets poses for a picture during Media Day on September 27, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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If Ronnie Brewer finds his way on to an NBA roster next season he could start the season with a suspension.

Brewer was arrested on a driving under the influence charge in Beverly Hills last month, reports the Associated Press (via ESPNChicago.com). Brewer has pled not guilty (a common first step in California DUIs), however prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 percent, nearly double the state’s legal limit. Brewer entered his plea through his attorney.

Brewer played 23 games with the Rockets last season before being cut loose. He was picked up by the Bulls near the end of the season but played just two minutes in one game for them.

The 29-year-old swingman out of Arkansas is trying to find a team to play with next season, although most likely he is a late August, roster round out pickup. At best.

Any suspension to start the season would not help his cause.