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Former Phoenix Suns star talks about shoplifting arrest

http://www.azfamily.com/news/Former-Suns-star-talks-about-shoplifting-arrest-240582651.html

 

STATEMENT RELEASED DECEMBER 21, 2013:

Right now we are working with our attorney to gather information in order to understand the alleged charges made against Richard Dumas. Our understanding at this time is that Richard was not involved as alleged. It appears that Richard was implicated based on his association with one or more people charged. Given all the work Richard has been doing through Dumas & Friends Athletics to assist kids here in the Valley and in partnership with Lifetime Membership, it does not make sense that Richard would be associated, as alleged, with eight thefts totaling less than $800. In fact, in December he personally gave over $1,500 to financially support various kids in his basketball programs, and his association recently completed a toy drive and more than $17,500 worth of toys from Toys R Us and Wal-Mart are being distributed this weekend to several Valley charities, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

We would ask those who report the news to exercise professional judgment and not throw Richard’s name in the mix simply for the sake of sensationalizing a story. We also ask all those reading and listening to the news to carefully distinguish how Richard’s name is being used in and amongst the stories of all those arrested for the simple purpose of sensationalizing the story.

At this time Richard has been advised by his attorney not to discuss the allegations. He is certain his name will be exonerated through the process.

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Christmas toy drive donation to Watkins House

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Christmas toy drive donation to Watkins House

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Christmas toy drive donation Sojourner battered women’s shelter

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Christmas toy drive donation Phoenix Children’s Hospital

The Boo Williams story has been posted. Click here to view

Richard Dumas Interview – May 21, 2013. Click play button to listen

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Richard Wayne Dumas (Born May 19, 1969 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a retired American Professional Basketball Player.

Dumas, a 6’8″ Small Forward from Oklahoma State University, was selected with the 46th pick of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Dumas played for the suns from 1992-1993.

His rookie campaign commenced 19 games into the Suns’ stellar 1992-93 season, averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while helping the team to a league-best 62 wins and an NBA Finals appearance.

Dumas left the Phoenix Suns and played basketball overseas.

Dumas then returned to the NBA and played for the Philadelphia 76ers and then played in various countries oversees.

Under the influential coaching from Head Coach John Lucas, Dumas concluded his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 6.2 points in 39 games.

Dumas retired from basketball in 2003.

Since then, Dumas has partnered up with some of his former basketball friends as well as some of his colleagues who have careers in both Professional NBA and Professional NFL arenas. Together, they have formed the Richard Dumas and Friends Athletic Association.