The Phoenix Suns learned some bad news about 19-year-old guard Archie Goodwin, who has found himself in trouble with the law earlier this month. According to reports, Goodwin was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Little Rock, Arkansas.
It all started when Goodwin was making his exit from a roller and ice skating rink.
When Goodwin was being brought into custody, he thought it would be a good idea to make a getaway attempt. That is where the additional charges stemmed from.
From The Arizona Republic:
A state trooper witnessed Goodwin cursing and “exhibiting aggressive gestures” toward another person while exiting the building and the trooper reported telling Goodwin twice to stop cursing twice, Sadler said.
Goodwin was taken into custody but the trooper said Goodwin tried to break away from the trooper’s hold during the arrest, according to Sadler. Goodwin then was booked into a Sherwood, Ark., jail.
Goodwin had shown some promising talent near the end of the season, but this setback could leave his roster spot in jeopardy as he prepares to enter the second-year of his rookie deal after being drafted with the No. 29 overall pick in last year’s draft.
You never want to be the guy who is getting in trouble off the field, but some players can’t seem to help themselves.
This is a situation that Goodwin could grow to regret if it costs him a chance at stardom with the Suns.