In this undated photo provided by the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept., former NBA basketball player Antoine Walker is shown. Walker, who has been charged with suspicion of drunk driving in Miami Beach, Fla., was driving a black Mercedes without the lights on when he was pulled over early Monday morning jan. 5, 2009. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and that Walker had a sleepy look on his face. He refused a breathalyzer test. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept.)
Former Wildcat and NBA all-star Antoine Walker appeared briefly in a Las Vegas court to face criminal charges in a case
involving an $822,500 casino gambling debt.
The 6-foot-9 Walker who played for Kentucky before moving on to
the NBA said nothing inside or outside the courtroom as he appeared
Monday with his lawyer, Jonathan Powell, on three felony counts of
writing bad checks. Powell also declined comment.
Each charge carries a possible one- to four-year prison term.
Walker remains free on $135,000 cash bail posted Thursday
following his arrest at a Lake Tahoe hotel. Walker was in northern
Nevada to play in a weekend celebrity golf tournament.
Walker wasn't asked to enter a plea before a Las Vegas justice
of the peace set a Sept. 16 date for an evidentiary hearing.