Lakers' Corie Blount Arrested for Outstanding Traffic Warrant

Laker forward Corie Blount was arrested on a $10,000 traffic warrant during a traffic stop in West Hollywood early Wednesday.

Blount was taken into custody at 2:10 a.m. after sheriff's deputies discovered that he had an outstanding traffic warrant in Orange County, sheriff's spokesman Guy Earl said.

The warrant was issued when Blount failed to appear after he was cited for driving on a suspended or revoked license and failure to obey a traffic sign on Jan. 9, 1991, by Irvine police.

Blount was released at 6 a.m. from the West Hollywood sheriff's station after posting bond and is scheduled to appear in Harbor Orange County Municipal Court on Sept. 18.

His agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the trouble was a misunderstanding.

"Corie's really never had a problem with anyone," Bartelstein said. "He's not a guy that looks for trouble and gets in trouble. He was just a little careless."

The Lakers declined comment.

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