2 Sonics Arrested After Incident in Houston Bar

Dale Ellis and Kevin Williams of the Seattle SuperSonics were arrested at a Houston night club early Sunday morning hours after helping lead Seattle to a 111-106 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, police spokesman Dan Turner said.

Ellis was charged with hindering arrest and Williams was charged with resisting arrest, Turner said. Both were freed on $500 bail.

Turner said that two off-duty police officers who were working as security guards at the Ocean Club were told that an assistant manager was "having problems" with a man later identified as Williams.

Turner said as the officers approached Williams, they saw him strike Ocean Club employee Scott Shelton with a "glancing blow."

Williams was arrested and the officers were attempting to handcuff him when Ellis grabbed one of the officers, Turner said.

The SuperSonics and the NBA are conducting an independent investigation into the arrests, Bob Whitsitt, SuperSonic president, said in a statement.

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