Lakers point guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope(KCP) played NBA games during his 12 month probation period with an ankle bracelet on.
Detainees are consistently behind a fixed boundary and are not permitted to go out and any attempt to break the detainment is well-watched by the government. However, if a detainee is permitted to play in the NBA, he can do so by wearing an ankle monitor to confirm to the police his whereabouts.
In 2017 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played games for the Lakers while wearing an Ankle Monitor during his 12-month probation.
Was KCP jailed and why did he have to wear an ankle bracelet ?
In March, Caldwell-Pope was halted on doubt of driving under the influence while speeding 70 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. That charges were dropped, but he was found guilty for permitting someone else to drive under his influence, bringing KCP a one-year probation sentence.
KCP really gotta hoop with that GPS ankle bracelet smh pic.twitter.com/c3o9kRi6K3
— Swoosh🏁 (@JohnnyHSD) December 26, 2017
Later Caldwell-Pope violated the Probation conditions which caused him a jail term of 25 days. If Caldwell has further violated the probation terms then the sentence would be of 93 days in jail.
Caldwell-pope filed a petition to serve his 25 days jail period to be served in California’s Seal Beach Detention Centre. It was a Pay-to-stay facility that attracted wealthy offenders. Caldwell was allowed under the work-release program to take part in the practice session and in-home games with his ankle monitor on him. He was not allowed to play away games. During the jail sentence, Caldwell missed two games to be played in Houston and Minnesota.
Caldwell-Pope was averaging 14.2 points in his first season with the Lakers. He joined the team in July 2017 on a one-year, $18 million deal after being recruited in the first week of the free-agency period.