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Warriors Now Opening Camp with 11 Players Thanks to Charlie Bell’s Jailing

Warriors guard Charlie Bell will not be at the opening of training camp, according to a source close to Bell. It is unclear if he will be at camp on Saturday either.

Bell, 32, was jailed Thursday in his hometown of Flint, Mich., after showing up to court legally drunk for a hearing on his drunken driving case, ABC 12 (WJRT-TV) reported. He spent a few hours in custody after he failed a pre-scheduled alcohol assessment test before his case was heard. His blood-alcohol level was .09. The legal limit is .08.

ABC 12 reported that Bell was held in Genesee County’s 67th District Court holding cell on a bond violation until he sobered up. He has since been released. He is expected back in court in Michigan today, which means he won’t be on the court in Oakland for the start of training camp.

Bell was originally arrested in Flint Township Oct. 21 for drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and failure to stop at a stop sign. In February, Bell was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Oakland.

Without Bell, the Warriors will only have 11 players for the start of training camp.

Marcus Thompson

  • Nigel Tufnel

    I would be drunk all the time too, if I had to live in Flint. What a loser.

  • Joel

    How stupid is this guy? Wouldn’t it be nice if the Warriors could just void this guys contract. They get the extra cap space, and keep their trade exception.

  • commish

    Not related to this article, but why is it so hard to get a decent free agent or potential free agent next year to come to the Dubs! Are we that undesireable of a location. Or even a decent trade–seems we always overvalue everyone (minus Curry) and want too much for them; or, Lacob falls in love like with Lee.

  • Young

    Good to know his is consistent both on and off the court… he sucks

  • Nigel Tufnel

    With all seriousness, Marcus, could you address Joel’s question? Isn’t this a valid reason to void his contract? He’s missing training camp time because of it and it’s reflecting poorly on the team. I remember this coming up after Monta’s moped incident, but this is even worse.

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  • Worrier

    Instead of talking about a non-contributor who isn’t there can we identify who is there. I see a few players (#2,#33,#44) that I don’t recognize. Are these just fill-ins until we get enough players for a full practice.