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Former La Salle star Doug Overton charged with indecent exposure

Former La Salle star Doug Overton charged with indecent exposure

Updated: May 3, 4:44 p.m.

Doug Overton, a former star guard at La Salle who went on to play in the NBA and for the Sixers, was charged with indecent exposure this week, according to Lower Merion police.

Overton, 47 years old and currently the head coach at Division II Lincoln University, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the Cynwyd Trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on Sunday afternoon, per the police.

According to the police report, multiple witnesses made calls alleging Overton was inappropriately exposing himself while walking. The first two witnesses were uncertain if Overton was improperly touching himself or going to the bathroom.

Speaking with CSNPhilly on Tuesday, Overton said he's innocent, adding that he had to relieve himself while walking his dog. Overton's attorney, Marty Mellany, said to CSNPhilly that the charges are "preposterous."

Overton was released on $10,000 bail, according to the arraignment report.

The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 years in the NBA, including parts of three seasons with his hometown Sixers. He's held assistant coaching jobs with the Sixers, Nets and Saint Joseph's.

Overton also has served as a Sixers analyst for Comcast SportsNet.

Last season was Overton's first at Lincoln, which in a statement Wednesday afternoon said it is aware of the allegations and has not made any changes regarding Overton's employment status.

The Delaware County Times first reported the story.

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Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

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Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

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Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

Former 76er and La Salle basketball star Doug Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct Wednesday, stemming from an April 30 incident on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

Overton, 47, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on April 30, per the police.

Overton, the head basketball coach at Divison II Lincoln University, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to participate in a psycho-sexual evaluation.

As part of a plea deal, three counts of indecent exposure were dropped. 

“He admitted on the record that his behavior was offensive and obscene, it was obscene behavior and that other people that were there in the park that day enjoying a public area with their families, that they observed that and it was offensive and obscene to them,” Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood told the Main Line Times. “He admitted to engaging in behavior that was obscene and offensive.”

The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 NBA seasons, including parts of three with the Sixers.