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Binghamton star arrested with crack cocaine

Posted on: September 24, 2009 12:12 am
Edited on: September 24, 2009 3:04 pm
 

Tiki Mayben helped Binghamton make its first NCAA tournament last March.

Now he's facing criminal charges after being arrested for possession of crack cocaine.

"He was arrested [Wednesday] after a lengthy investigation for criminal sale of a controlled substance, crack cocaine,” Sgt. Sean Kittle of the Troy (N.Y.) Police Department told the Press & Sun-Bulletin newspaper. “At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine.”

Mayben pleaded not guilty Thursday.

He is expected to post a $30,000 bail.

“I expect him to [return to] school,"  Mayben's attorney, Greg Cholakis, told the Press & Sun-Bulletin outside the courtroom. "I would hope and trust the team will treat him as innocent at this point.”

Mayben initially signed with Syracuse out of high school, but he never enrolled because of academics. The point guard played one year at UMass and then transferred to a junior college before playing last season at Binghamton, where he averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 assists per game.
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Posted on: September 24, 2009 2:38 pm
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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2009 1:25 pm
 

Binghamton star arrested with crack cocaine

Black Ghetto?Hardly! Its not a bad neighborhood where he is from, is it great....no but it sure isnt ghetto. Im not saying to shed a tear for him, I sure the hell am not. There is a chance he could of had a different outcome if he had better guidance and the right kind of support from people around him. No excuse Its just a shame the kid couldnt pull it together like others! Sorry if I ruffled your feathers Havdixxle.



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2009 12:14 pm
 

Binghamton star arrested with crack cocaine

Hey Havdizzle, he's not from the ghetto you f*cking retard.  I had never even heard of the kid before this, but it took me all of a minute to find out he's from Troy NY which is not a ghetto.  Taking this minute helped keep me from making a stupid racist comment with no factual backing.  Glad we had this talk.



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2009 10:01 am
 

Binghamton star arrested with crack cocaine

Sad story? Blame his mammy? C'mon... no excuses! A real man would of looked at the people around him, recognized these mistakes, and then said to himself "there's got to be a better way" ... Don't give us that BS that ish is hard in the 'hood, as plenty make it out without falling victim to the game. It seems some love to paint the black ghetto experience with ready-made excuses about behavior and conduct when we should have zero tolerance. America shouldn't waste a a single tear for this chump.



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2009 8:39 am
 

Binghamton star arrested with crack cocaine

Sad story for a kid who had such a bright future but the writing was on the wall with this one. I live in his hometown and have followed his story since his early high school years and it has been one thing after another. This kid was put on a pedestal early on and never felt he had to follow the rules and he felt he was above everyone else. Im surprised it took this long for him to get busted, everyone knew what he has been up for quite some time. Doesnt take a rocketscientist to know that if your hanging out on the corner or the streets through all hours of the night for the majority of the time nothing good is going on. I know the majority of this falls on his shoulders but I also have to throw some blame on the people(his family mainly mother) around him because they did nothing but feed this fire.



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2009 12:43 am
 

Binghamton star arrested with crack cocaine

Man, it's tough for these kids.  Can anyone say Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway?  He sold crack and got shot as a cause of it.  I mean me just being your average low class redneck can see when a person is doing something wrong from afar, it's hard for me to understand how this equates to getting busted after having made a name for yourself.  Me?  I like to smoke pot(it's been way too long) when and if I can but crack is a straight downhill drug.  One of my best friends, who was bipolar and became a crackhead, poured gasoline on himself and lit it up. This happened in Memphis about 2 or 3 years ago on Lynchburg road in Bartlett. I try to forget.  Crack kills.  There is no way a person can handle it. I also know personally the best guitarist since Jerry Garcia and he was a crackhead at one time but I am unsure of his whereabouts now. 


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