Nuggets' Johnson charged with resisting arrest, interfering with police

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Denver Nuggets reserve forward DerMarr Johnson was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with
police during a disturbance outside a nightclub. Police said they
used a taser to calm the 6-foot-9 player.

DerMarr Johnson


"He apparently would not cooperate," police Lt. Randy Corbitt

Johnson and two women were arrested, booked and released early
Saturday. The women were charged with disturbing the peace.

Dan Recht, Johnson's lawyer, said his client was breaking up a
fight between the two women.

"There was a great deal of confusion and the police mistakenly
believe he was interfering with them," Recht told The Denver Post.
"However, we are confident when all the facts come out it will be
clear that DerMarr is innocent and did nothing wrong."

Johnson, in his sixth season in the league, averaged 3.5 points
and 1.5 rebounds in 10.7 minutes this season.