Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson attended Rolling Loud Miami over the weekend, but it reportedly didn’t end too well for him. In fact, he left the festival in cuffs.
SLATER SCOOP: Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested at Rolling Loud music festival in Miami Gardens.
Jackson tried to enter VIP area many times without proper pass, source says.
After cops handcuffed him, he ran away.
He's charged with escape and resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/Km8vVNrKQe
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) May 13, 2019
Jackson was arrested over the weekend in Florida, charged with escape, a felony, and resisting arrest, which is a misdemeanor. According to a report, he attempted to enter a VIP area at the Rolling Loud music festival and was handcuffed. He then attempted to leave the scene — in handcuffs — before officers found him and added the felony charge.
Jackson is now facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and a felony for escape. He posted bail and has a court date set for June 10.
The Suns released a statement saying that they were, “aware of the report and in the process of gathering more information.”
The No. 4 overall pick in 2017, Jackson played in 79 games for the Suns last season, starting 29 of them. He averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as the team once again struggled, going 19-63, which was the second-worst record in the league.
Jackson previously found himself in trouble with the law back in 2017, when it was reported that he and his then-Kansas Jayhawks teammate LaGerald Vick were named as persons of interest in a vandalism case. The two were accused of damaging Vick’s ex-girlfriend’s car. He pled not guilty to the vandalism charges, although he eventually made a diversion agreement and was ordered to take part in an anger management course.