Former Spurs jailed after legal scrapes

Two former Spurs have been involved in brushes with the law this week that have led to their incarceration.

Jay Vincent, who played 24 games with the Spurs in the 1988-89 season, was jailed Thursday in East Lansing, Mich., . He had pleaded guilty to charges of fraud last year, according to an article by the Lansing State Journal.

And former Spurs forward/center Samaki Walker was arrested late Thursday on drug charges in Kingman, Ariz.  

Vincent’s bond was revoked at a U.S. District Court hearing today and he will be held at the Newaygo County Jail, the article said.

Vincent, who had a nine-season career for six NBA teams, allegedly traveled the country charging people to try out for a fake basketball team.

“We indicated he might be engaging in additional fraud and felt it is pretty clear (and) evident he was writing false checks,” U.S. Attorney Mike MacDonald said in a previous interview.

Vincent also allegedly made at least $2 million on an Internet scam charging people to certify them as home inspectors.

His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 2.

Walker, who played 132 games for the Spurs in two seasons from 1999-2001, was booked into the Mohave County (Ariz.) jail , as well as one count of tampering with physical evidence, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. 

After being the ninth selection in the 1996 NBA Draft after playing at Louisville, Walker played 445 games in a 10-season career with six different NBA franchises. He was a member of the 2002 Los Angeles Lakers championship team.

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