A former NBA D League All-Star, Eric Griffin, was arrested
late last week after allegedly firing off several gun shots at a man outside of an Orlando, Fl. apartment building.
The victim, 24-year-old Treavor Glover, told police that two black males, allegedly Griffin and a man named Daquan Lundy, approached him around 1:19 a.m. as he walked from his car to the apartment complex. In that same statement to cops, Glover said that it was the larger of the two men who then fired two shots in his direction. Griffin stands 6’7″ and Lundy is listed at 5’7″.
Per FOX Sports, here’s more of what the victim revealed to police:
Glover told police he attempted to flee to the rear of the apartment complex after the initial three shots but fell to the ground as he ran away, skinning his hand. Glover stated that “at least one” of the men then stood over him and fired four shots at close range, with one shot grazing his forehead. It’s unclear based on the incident report which of the two men fired the shot that struck Glover.
Glover also indicated that, after the confrontation, the men got in a dark-colored sedan and drove off. He stated that he did not believe he’d been followed into the complex when he arrived and said that neither of the men said anything or attempted to rob him during the incident.
Additionally, Glover told officers that he’d never met or seen either of the men who attacked him, but informed police that his girlfriend’s brother, Gino Nicolas, was murdered in a separate shooting the week prior and claimed that rumors are circulating among Nicolas’ friends that Glover is friends with the alleged shooter in that case.
Both Griffin and Lundy are still being held in jail without bond as further details are revealed.
Ironically enough, in an interview published by SB Nation on Friday, the day of his arrest, Eric Griffin talked about what it would mean to make it to the NBA one day.
“It would mean everything to me to make it to the NBA,” Griffin told SB Nation in a story published Friday, the day of his arrest. “I genuinely believe that I have the ability to play in the league and contribute on a winning team. I don’t have control over when a team will call, so the only thing I can do is continue to work hard. When I get the opportunity, I’m going in.”
While he’s still innocent until proven guilty, if found guilty, Eric Griffin can forget about ever playing any pro hoops again.