ESPN is reporting that Los Angeles Lakers backup swingman Devin Ebanks was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The news of Ebanks arrest came just moments after it was revealed that the Lakers had fired head coach Mike Brown.
According to reports, Ebanks, 23, was pulled over at 2:49 am in the Hollywood area by California Highway Patrol officers and booked at 3:44 am. He was released Friday morning after posting $5,000 bond and is reportedly scheduled to appear in court on December 7th.
“We are aware of the situation with Devin and are currently looking into the matter to gather all the facts,” the Lakers said in a statement following the arrest. “We have no further comment on this at this time.”
Fansided.com notes that this is the second time in a year that Ebanks has had a run-in with law enforcement.
Last September the former West Virginia standout was charged with sexually assaulting a woman, but those charges were luckily dropped and Ebanks avoided jail time and punishment from the NBA.
Taken by the Lakers in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft, Ebanks inked a one-year, $1.4 million contract extension with Los Angeles back in August after averaging four points in 24 games of his second NBA season.
In 2012, he’s only been averaging 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds a game on 23.1% shooting in 10.3 minutes per contest for the struggling 1-4 Lakers.