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NBA Star Kendrick Perkins

Arrested for Public Intoxication

8/13/2011 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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NBA star Kendrick Perkins was arrested in Beaumont, TX this morning for public intoxication and disorderly conduct ... TMZ has learned.

Perkins -- who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder -- was booked into Jefferson County Jail at around 4:00 AM. According to the jail, he posted $251 bond and was released shortly thereafter.

The charges are both misdemeanors.

According to one report, fellow NBAer Stephen Jackson was arrested as well -- but a jail employee told TMZ he was NOT taken into custody or booked on any charges.

Perkins was reportedly in town for a charity basketball game, but that was canceled after Perkins was in the hospital briefly Thursday night for what was thought to be food poisoning.

Story developing ...

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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Out of all places in TX, why the HELL would you want to go to Beaumont???

1165 days ago
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Benny Barnes    

Perkins is from Beaumont. First Nate Robinson gets arrested and now Kendrick Perkins. Are they going to change the team name to the Oklahoma City Outlaws?

1165 days ago
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3Storms    

He has plenty of time to work it off since there's no season this year

1165 days ago
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Jack    

He was probably drunk in a bar and the bouncers threw him into 'public'.

1165 days ago
5.

justsaying    

IDIOT!!!
You just had to let them get their hands on you, didn't you? If you want to be their slave, just ask.

1165 days ago
6.

Jodi    

A lot of the ballers are getting arrested for DUI's, drugs or some other simple BS. SMH. Seems like their only skill is throwing a ball through a hoop. If they can't do that they are just as stupid as the rest of the unskilled punks hanging on the corner.

1165 days ago
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Sandra     

Enough of these stupid people!!

1165 days ago
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Jack    

@ sPaNkdEnALgAs... Kendrick is from Beaumont TX thats why he's there...

1165 days ago
9.

Fergi    

Texas does not have a State tax so they are trying get revenue in any way they can. There are twice as many speed traps in the Houston area than any other city in the country. You can be arrested for public intoxication for walking out of a bar and into a waiting cab!

1165 days ago
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ApexPredator    

Uh Mediatakeout.com broke this story EARLY this morning... why arent they credited in the article TMZ??

1165 days ago
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www.skinnerboxclothing    

Punk Rock inspired us to push the social envelop and set our own path. It's about being different and standing out from the pack. We've dedicated our company to all of those out there that have strived to stand up and question authority. Oi!

1164 days ago
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PRO US    

He's probably happy that they don't arrest athletes in Texas for using steroids and growth hormone without prescriptions for them. His body is an example of better living through chemicals.

1164 days ago
13.

Yia    

I'm tired of TMZ calling every athlete a star. Kris Humphries is not a star, Kendrick Perkins is not a star. Why not just say "NBA player.....Kendrick Perkins?"

1164 days ago
14.

alex    

now y'all... mr beam is a food group to some fine texans so his hospitalisation is completely legit. just sayin'

1164 days ago
15.

Richard jenkins    

Star?okc made grand mistake trading for this guy,can not shoot or jump...drunken fool at best

1163 days ago
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