Archie Goodwin arrested in Arkansas on two charges

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Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns rookie Archie Goodwin was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest, according to Arkansas State Police.

The 19-year-old was seen leaving a skating rink in Little Rock, Ark., on May 4 while cursing and aggressively gesturing toward another person leaving the Arkansas Skatium. Goodwin was twice told to stop cursing by a state trooper and was taken into custody, where he “tried to break away from the hold” of the trooper, according to the trooper’s account.

Soon after the arrest was first reported, Goodwin posted the following on his Twitter account.

The case has been filed in the Sherwood District Court, and Goodwin has a court date set for June 3.

The news comes after Goodwin finished off a his rookie season with averages of 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. Goodwin finished off the year with a 29-point performance on 11-for-13 shooting.

Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic was first to report the arrest.

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