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The Verdict:Andreas Nocioni's Intoxicating Drive Down Regretful Lane.

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 06:  Andres Nocioni #5 of the Sacramento Kings in action during their game against the Miami Heat at ARCO Arena on December 6, 2009 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Tommy RossCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2010

When situations like this occur it really ruffles my feathers. You would think these athletes would get it through their thick skulls by now, that they are role models by default. Looking on the bright side of things atleast he didn't kill anyone or himself for that matter. According to ABC News 10

Sacramento officers stopped Nocioni at L and 9th Street after he was seen weaving within his lane early Thursday morning, according to Sacramento police Sgt. Norm Leong. Nocioni was booked in Sacramento County Jail at 3:26 a.m. and his bail was set at $1,482.

The officer noticed an odor of alcohol and conducted a field test before booking Nocioni on suspicion of driving under the influence.

After Kings practice Thursday, Kings Vice President Geoff Petrie said the organization was extremely disappointed in the poor judgment which led to the arrest.

"(Andres) has apologized to the organization and his teammates...This experience now becomes a life lesson learned the hard way," Petrie said.  Petrie said the Kings would await the outcome of the judicial process and the NBA's decision on potential fines and or suspension.

Nocioni always spoke with reporters after practice, apologizing for his "disappointing and frustrating" actions.

"It was a huge mistake," Nocioni said. "I lost my reputation in just one day."

The arrest came hours after the Kings lost a home game to the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 on Wednesday night.

Nocioni you must remember to much is given much is required, and after that stunt you owe big time, you owe your team, your fans, and youself. I hope you're ready to ante up.

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