Syracuse Point Guard, Michael Carter-Williams Explains Arrest Rumors

By Kelsey Budd
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to Twitter, there have numerous rumors claiming that Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams had been arrested at Lord & Taylor in Destiny, USA.

Somebody that witnessed the scene tweeted pictures of Carter-Williams with his hands behind his back.  The picture circulated the internet in no time, leaving many people wondering if in fact the Syracuse sophomore had actually been hand cuffed.

Carter-Williams commented that the picture exaggerated what had happened and that the whole incident had been a big misunderstanding.

So despite what the tweets may say, Carter-Williams was not arrested and this incident will not affect the Orangemen as they advance in their season.

The No. 4 ranked Orangemen don’t need these kind of distractions right now.  Carter-Williams is one of the best point guards in the nation and if anything had developed from the alleged arrest, it would have been a detrimental loss for Syracuse.

The sophomore proved his dominance on the court in their 108-56 victory over Monmouth where he had 15 points, 16 assists and 5 steals.  He currently leads the nation in assists, dishing out 10 per game.

Anytime your team is successful, there is going to be people that want to drag you down.  Carter-Williams needs to realize that with his success comes more responsibility because he will now be under a spotlight wherever he goes.

So as far as the tweets about the arrest go, the tweeter might want to hash tag “rumor” on the post before anybody else gets the wrong idea.

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