Kendrick Perkins is still not talking about his arrest last Saturday morning for alleged public intoxication and disorderly conduct, but he is working hard to clear his name. He had his publicist sent a statement to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman, and he has also evidently found a person to speak on his behalf in Oklahoma City Thunder teammate D.J. White.
"Although these may be misdemeanors, it's a big deal to Kendrick," said Denise White, a publicist for Perkins, in an emailed statement to The Oklahoman. "He's not happy about how things happened that evening and feels like the police were out of hand."
White, meanwhile, said that the incident was blown out of proportion by overaggressive police officers. The public intoxication charge, he said, is false, because Perkins didn't drink. He also said that the disorderly conduct stems from an incident where Perkins trying to collect money from a club manager for a deal they struck for an after-party and the club manager refusing. The club manager got physical, Perkins defended himself and Stephen Jackson intervened, according to White's account.
White also said that Perkins was taken to the hospital on Thursday night after fainting during a Dominos game.