Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani was reportedly arrested for drunk driving in Europe after causing an accident this past weekend.
Faverani was arrested in Valencia Spain, reports Spanish news outlet La Opinion de Malaga. On Sunday, the Brazilian center ran a red light and ultimately ended up colliding with a bus. No injuries were sustained in the crash, but Faverani’s blood-alcohol level was tested by police.
According to police, Faverani tested three times above the legal blood-alcohol level. He was subsequently arrested and taken to jail.
Faverani was in Valencia rehabbing a meniscus injury that cut his rookie season short a year ago. The arrest leaves an unfavorable mark after previously admitting he was looking forward to returning at full strength.
The Celtics organization have yet to comment on the matter, therefore his future with the team and punishment at this point is unclear. Faverani signed a three-year extension with the club last summer. He’s set to earn $2.1 million in 2014-2015.
The 26-year-old averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 37 appearances last season. He averaged 13.2 minutes of action in those games.
With the Celtics offseason addition of Tyler Zeller, and their plethora of big men manning the front court already, it would come as no surprise to see the Celtics part ways with Faverani. That decision of course remains to be seen as they await more details regarding the unfortunate incident.
Assuming Faverani remains with the team, he’ll be expected in training camp when it opens up in October.