Former Raptor arrested on 6 warrants

Former Toronto Raptors guard Alvin Robertson was arrested Wednesday on six warrants in San Antonio, Texas.

Former Toronto Raptors guard Alvin Robertson has been arrested on six warrants in San Antonio, Texas.

Robertson, 44, was pulled over Wednesday and promptly arrested when the police officer, who was on a routine patrol, was told that he had several outstanding warrants.

Robertson was wanted for allegedly violating a protective order, for driving with an invalid licence, on two counts of bodily assault, and for evading arrest.

A sixth warrant was issued, but details were not disclosed.

Robertson, who was being held on $68,000 US bond, has been jailed twice before.

In 1997, he was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no-contest to a string of misdemeanours stemming from spats with an ex-girlfriend.

In 2002, he was sentenced to three years for violating a probation order that involved an accusation of rape by a girlfriend, who later recanted.

Robertson started 69 of 77 games for the Raptors during their inaugural season (1995-96), averaging 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 32.2 minutes.

He is perhaps best remembered for scoring the first basket in franchise history.

Robertson, a three-time all-star, averaged 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.7 steals and 31.7 minutes in 779 games (689 starts) over 10 NBA seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Raptors.

He retired as an active player in 1997.

With files from the Associated Press