Former NBA Player Oliver Miller, Arrested On Gun and Assault Charges
EGDEWATER, Md. (WUSA) -- A former NBA player was arrested Tuesday morning for pistol whipping a man at a barbecue, police said.
Oliver Miller, 41, of Edgewater, was arrested after police were called out to a barbecue in Arnold, Md., for a report of an assault with a handgun, police said.
Miller wasn't at the Birchrest Court home Sunday, when police arrived to the call. Police say they tracked him down based on eye witness accounts and a 9MM GLOCK magazine that was left behind at the scene.
"Miller is charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Having a
Handgun on Person, Using a Handgun in a Violent Crime, Possessing a
Handgun in a Vehicle, Disorderly Conduct and other related charges," police said.
During Miller's eight year NBA career, he most notably played for the Phoenix Suns and the Detroit Pistons.
Miller was most known for his problems managing his weight, earning him the nickname "The Big-O."