More details are emerging from Jason Kidd’s car wreck and subsequent DWI in the Hamptons over the weekend.
The New York Post, which ran Kidd’s mug shot on its front page Monday, has more details from the incident late Saturday night, including his refusal to take a Breathalyzer test, singing through his police processing and a return trip to the hospital after a bad reaction to a sleeping aid.
The Post also said Kidd and his wife, Porschia, got into it at the club when he was asked by a female fan to pose for a photo.
On Sunday, TMZ reported that Kidd was so drunk he had to be carried out of the club (they have a photo, too) he was partying at before he crashed.
The incident came two days after the 10-time All-Star point guard signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract with the Knicks, presumably to be a mentor to Jeremy Lin.
However, the 39-year-old Kidd may find himself with a larger role now that the Knicks appear unwilling to match the offer sheet Lin received from the Houston Rockets. They have until midnight ET on Tuesday to match.
The incident likely means Kidd will spend his anticipated first game with the Knicks watching it on TV. Although the DWI is just a misdemeanor, he almost certainly will plead guilty to the charge to put it past him. The NBA routinely suspends players who plead guilty, no matter what the charge.