*Former NBA star Ralph Sampson, voted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in February, found himself behind bars on Tuesday in Georgia due to multiple violations, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 51-year-old spent a night in the Gwinnett County jail after being pulled over in the Peachtree Corners area because of an expired license plate tag. The officer then discovered Sampson’s license was suspended for failure to meet child support obligations and that there was an open arrest warrant from 2008, for failing to appear in court on an auto insurance violation.
Sampson, the NCAA’s three-time College Player of the Year while at Virginia, was bonded out shortly after midnight on Wednesday, the AJC says.
He was the first player taken in the 1983 NBA draft and was a four-time All-Star. But he never fully lived up to expectations as a pro in Houston, where he and Hakeem Olajuwon were known as the Twin Towers.