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Former Bull Orlando Woolridge Arrested in Louisiana

The ABA coach posted bail after he was charged with stealing aluminum tubing

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    Former Bull Orlando Woolridge Arrested in Louisiana
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    1988-1989 season: Orlando Woolridge stands at the foul line during a Los Angeles Lakers game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

    Former NBA player Orlando Woolridge has been released on bond following his arrest for stealing aluminum tubing at a drill site in DeSoto Parish.

    Chief Deputy Patrick Cobbs, of the parish sheriff's office, said Wednesday that deputies arrested the 52-year-old Woolridge on Feb. 24 on a charge of theft of over $1,500. He was released after posting $2,000 bond.

    Cobbs says Woolridge lives in the Mansfield area.

    The Chicago Bulls drafted the 6-foot-9 Woolridge out of Notre Dame with the sixth pick in the 1981 draft. He played for several NBA teams from 1981-94.

    He was suspended during the 1987-88 season for substance abuse. Woolridge retired from the NBA in 1994 but played two more years overseas. He has coached in the WNBA and currently coaches in the ABA.