|Wednesday, September 18
Police find outstanding warrants following Reed's arrest
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Brandy Reed, a former WNBA All-Star whose career was sidetracked by behavioral problems, was jailed Wednesday on disorderly conduct charges.
Reed, the Phoenix Mercury's top scorer in 2000 and a Southern Mississippi star, was arrested when officers, investigating burglaries, stopped her on a street to ask for identification, police Lt. David Morris said.
Reed used a different name and was taken to the county jail, where she was correctly identified, police said.
Police Lt. Hardy Sims said on Wednesday that Sims could not post bond on the disorderly conduct charge until she pays outstanding fines on old charges that ranged from possession of marijuana, to not having a driver's license, and driving on the wrong side of the road.
The 6-foot-1 forward was third in the WNBA in scoring in 2000 at 19 points a game and was Phoenix's only All-Star that season.
She missed most of last season because of behavioral problems and played in just five games this year, averaging 7.6 points. She was suspended June 18 for conduct detrimental to the team.
Reed played for Southern Mississippi from 1994-96 and was the school's player of the year for the 1995-96 season.