Byron Houston was, when I was young, my favorite sort of college basketball player. They were a lot easier to find then, in the late ’80s and early ’90s: stocky, undersized college power forwards who dunked a lot, got a lot of offensive rebounds and then never really worked out as pros. Brian Shorter from Pittsburgh was another, and while Shorter’s hoops career has involved a disproportionate number of Italian teammates, it is at least still going. Byron’s involved four years with three NBA teams after his fine career at Oklahoma State, but instead of going to Europe to make some money and keep playing, he elected to stay here in the United States, register as a sex offender and repeatedly masturbate in public. Probably need to blame the agent for that. He was arrested again on Wednesday evening in OKC; the summary below is from NewsOK.com, still your best value for masturbating Cowboy news:
Police stopped a car at 5:45 p.m. that matched the woman’s description and found Houston in the driver’s seat with his shoes off and underwear on the floorboard, Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.
The woman later identified Houston, 37, as the man she saw and said she’s seen him doing the same thing on three previous occasions, Knight said.
Houston was in the Oklahoma County jail Thursday evening on an indecent exposure complaint. No charges have been filed against Houston related to Wednesday’s arrest.
This isn’t the first time Houston has been accused of sex crimes. He pleaded guilty to indecent exposure charges in 2003 after separate arrests in 2001 and 2002. He is a registered sex offender and avoided jail time for the 2003 conviction by entering a treatment program.
Last summer, Houston was dismissed from an OSU basketball camp for children when university officials learned he was a registered sex offender and not allowed to work with children.
It’s hardly worth mentioning, but when you’re shirtless in your mug shot, it’s usually a sign that some bad choices have been made. At least four times, it seems. Eddie Griffin, get to work.