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Thunder: Charges against Kendrick Perkins dropped after offseason incident

Thunder center could not discuss issue with organization due to NBA lockout
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, Published: December 11, 2011

Kendrick Perkins on Sunday said the charges that were brought against him for an August incident in his hometown have been dropped.

Previous attempts by The Oklahoman to obtain court records from the Beaumont Municipal Court were unsuccessful.

But after speaking to the media for first time this season Sunday, Perkins told The Oklahoman he has been exonerated of an arrest and charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

“The hardest thing about it is I just wasn't able to talk to the Thunder organization because of the lockout,” Perkins said. “So I wasn't able to explain my side. But at the end of the day, it's no use of explaining it. The charges got dismissed. I'm happy that happened. I'm trying to just move forward.”

Perkins was arrested outside of a sports bar/nightclub shortly after 2 a.m. on Aug. 13 in Beaumont, Texas. Perkins was booked at the Jefferson County Jail but was released after posting $150 bond.

Perkins apologized to the Thunder organization for any potential distraction he might have caused.

“I'd really just like to apologize to the Thunder just for having the bad press,” Perkins said. “Because that's not what I wanted to bring to this situation.”


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