What a week it’s been for Lamar Odom, the NBA player and TV personality. It started off with rumors that he was addicted to pain medication, CNN reports. On Friday morning, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police say Odom, who refused all chemical tests, had been driving in a “serpentine manner” when he was arrested at 3:54 a.m. in San Fernando Valley, Calif.
Odom “showed signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests,” according to police. He also refused all chemical tests when he arrived at the LAPD Van Nuys Jail, authorities said.
Odom was released at 8:30 a.m. with a promise to appear at the Van Nuys Courthouse on September 27.
In 2001, Odom admitted to violating NBA drug policies twice.
“I’ve made a couple (of mistakes) and I may make a couple again, but hopefully they won’t be as big as this one,” Odom said during a news conference at the time.
In 2009 he married Khloe Kardashian after a 30-day courtship. During this week’s turmoil, she turned to social media to express frustration with rumors about her husband.
“Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk (expletive) about my family! (Expletive) you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this (expletive)!” the reality figure tweeted August 25.
Odom and Kardashian have starred in their own show, “Khloe and Lamar,” which aired on the E! network. Odom is a free agent who has played in the NBA for 14 years, for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and, most recently, the Los Angeles Clippers.