MIAMI, FL (3TV/CBS5) -- Days before the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, 2017 Suns first round pick Josh Jackson was reportedly arrested at a music festival in Miami.

Jackson was allegedly arrested on charges of escape and resisting arrest.

Andy Slater, a Miami talk show host, was first to report that Jackson allegedly tried to enter the VIP area several times without a pass.

After he was handcuffed, Jackson allegedly tried to run away, reports Slater.

The Phoenix Suns have issued the following statement:

"We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering additional information."

It's not clear yet if Jackson will face any additional discipline from the league or the Suns.

Jackson averaged 11.5 points per game in 2018-19 for the Suns.

[RELATED: Suns forward Josh Jackson invites special guest to NBA Draft Lottery]

Last year, Jackson invited a young girl with spina bifida to Chicago to represent the Suns at the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery.

 


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(4) comments

theazdude

Who are the Suns? ;-)

Wazoolie

He thought he should get in to the VIP area because it stood for “Very Ignorant Persons”.

Shredder

I don't know who this guy is, and I don't care. But is there nothing better to report on? Please try harder azfamily.com

trsalemme

Agree. And I love how the story ended. "Last year, Jackson invited a young girl with spina bifida to Chicago to represent the Suns at the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery." More like, HIS AGENT invited someone.

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