Friday , Jan , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls and JamesOn Curry Parting Ways?


The JamesOn Curry experiment took a wrong turn early Thursday morning at a time when off-the-court headlines haven’t been favorable for the Bulls. Curry was arrested at 2:25 a.m. in Boise, Idaho, and charged with misdemeanor counts of urinating in public and resisting arrest, according to police reports. Curry was in Boise playing in a Development League tournament with the Iowa Energy, the Bulls’ affiliate. A Bulls spokesman said the organization was aware of the incident but would not comment until all the facts had been gathered.

Curry was a second-round draft pick in June and had private predraft meetings with general manager John Paxson and former coach Scott Skiles to address his guilty plea to felony charges for selling  marijuana to an undercover police officer in February 2004. Curry played at Oklahoma State after North Carolina revoked its scholarship offer, and he finished three years’ probation without incident in April. Curry left college early because of the Bulls’ interest. Asked about the incident on draft night, Curry vowed never to make off-the-court trouble again. ‘You learn from your mistakes,’ he said then. Click here for more from the Chicago Tribune.