A source tells Slater that Jackson tried to enter the VIP area without a proper pass too many times. He ran away after being handcuffed by police, and was charged with escape and resisting arrest after being re-apprehended, Slater reports. Gina Mizell of The Athletic relays the public case information for Jackson, which indicates that he posted a $1,000 bond and has a hearing scheduled for June 10.
The Suns are aware of the incident and are still in the process of gathering information, according to a report from ArizonaSports.com. That story also notes that this isn’t the first time Jackson has run into off-court issues — among other incidents, he was charged with misdemeanor property damage during his time at Kansas and was fined $20K by the Suns this past season when he didn’t show up for a team-sponsored autograph session.
Jackson was the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft, but he has been inconsistent during his first two NBA seasons and the management group that selected him is no longer in place in Phoenix, making his long-term future with the franchise unclear.
With T.J. Warren and Mikal Bridges on long-term contracts and Kelly Oubre still under team control as a restricted free agent, the Suns may have enough options at forward that Jackson could become expendable if he fails to show improvement on the court and continues to make headlines off of it.