Former UNLV basketball standout and NBA player Tyrone Nesby, who owes at least $1 million in child support payments, was sentenced to 22 days in the Clark County Detention Center for contempt of court, authorities said.
Nesby on Monday was found in contempt for failing to appear in court in November to address child support payment issues. Authorities took him into custody on Wednesday.
Alec Jason Raphael, a deputy district attorney, said Nesby owes about $65,000 in child support in the case for which he was arrested. However, he owes at least $1 million in child support payments in several other cases, he said.
The state of Illinois, for example, claims the 6-foot-6-inch Nesby owes $304,451 in back child support, according to the state’s Web site listing delinquent fathers.
Nesby could be released from jail if he posts $4,000 bail.
After averaging 16.2 points per game for UNLV over the 1996-’97 and 1997-’98 seasons, Nesby played with the Los Angeles Clippers from 1998 to 2000 and with the Washington Wizards from 2000 to 2002.