Foye and two others were released after receiving citations, Lt.
Amelia Huffman said. A fourth person, Pierre D. Mitchell, was
booked into Hennepin County jail for obstructing the legal process
after he kicked at officers while refusing to be seated in a squad
According to the police report, officers responded about 2:40
a.m. to a report of a scuffle outside the gas station about 2
miles south of the Target Center. They found a fight next to a parked
sports utility vehicle. The store was closed.
Foye, speaking to reporters in a conference call Monday
afternoon, said he was driving when two of his younger cousins
started arguing, prompting him to pull over and tell them to get
out and settle the matter.
The citation, Foye said, was for the noise caused by the fight.
He apologized to the team and his fans for the negative publicity,
but stressed that he did nothing wrong.
"That's not me, and it won't be in the future because I'm much
smarter than that," Foye said, later adding: "I had nothing to do
with the situation. Basically I tried to stop the situation."
Foye, a point guard from Villanova taken seventh in last
summer's draft, started his second game of the season Sunday
against Boston. He is averaging nine points and 21 minutes per
game. He was chosen to play in the NBA's rookie game as part of
this weekend's All-Star festivities in Las Vegas.