Leaving the Desert Dry: Walker Owes Vegas Nearly $1 Million in Debts


Jul 14, 2009

Celtics fans have seen him take bad shots, make bad passes, commit bad fouls and play bad defense. But in his latest act, Antoine Walker has stooped to a new low as the former All-Star is being accused of passing bad checks in Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Sun,
the district attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against
the former C’s star, alleging he failed to pay back $822,500 in
gambling debts at three Las Vegas casinos.

The 32-year-old is being charged with three felony counts in passing
$1 million in bad checks while taking out the markers at Caesars
Palace, Planet Hollywood and Red Rock Resort, after he obtained
gambling markers by writing 10 separate $100,000 checks with
insufficient funds at the casinos from July 27 to Jan. 19.

Walker played in Boston for seven-plus seasons, making the NBA
All-Star game in 1998, 2002 and 2003. In his 12-year NBA career, Walker
has brought in close to an estimated $100 million dollars, including $12.375 million with the C’s during the 2002-03 campaign.

By law, gambling debts in Nevada are handled as bad check cases.

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