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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CBKB: Mateen Cleaves arrested on drunk driving suspicion

Associated Press

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Former Michigan State basketball star and Detroit Pistons player Mateen Cleaves has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Cleaves was a captain for Michigan State’s 2000 NCAA championship team. Detroit drafted him in 2000 with the 14th pick overall. He also played for Sacramento, Cleveland and Seattle over six NBA seasons.
He recently joined Fox Sports Detroit as a Pistons analyst.
The Genesee County sheriff’s department says Cleaves was arrested Saturday in Mount Morris Township and jailed in nearby Flint, then released.
Cleaves’ lawyer Frank Manley tells The Flint Journal his client drove because of an emergency involving his son and doesn’t promote “any driving that’s not considered safe.”