Archie Goodwin on arrest: ‘Mistakes happen’

  • Marcus Burnan
via FOX Sports Arizona

via FOX Sports Arizona

A lot of people forget that rookie Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin is sill only a teenager despite playing a full year in the NBA.  He doesn’t turn 20 for another two months.  In other words, he’s young and young people make mistakes.

Mistakes like getting arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Arkansas, as Goodwin did a few weeks ago.

When asked by Arizona Sports this week if he was embarrassed about his arrest, Goodwin replied that there  is nothing to be embarrassed about because mistakes are what will help him turn into a man.

“There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Mistakes happen,” Goodwin told Arizona Sports this week. “In order for me to grow as a man, I’m going to make mistakes. Like I said, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. It was just a learning step.”

Goodwin says that the charges against him were dropped and that he hasn’t got to attend court to face a judge.  He also adds that the incident was overblown and it wasn’t as big a deal as it was made out to be.

“People made so much more of a big deal than what it really was and it made it seem a lot worse than it really was,” he said in his first public comments since the arrest. “I don’t have to go to court. All of that is taken care of, so now, just like I said, getting back to this and doing basketball, working out here (at US Airways Center) and continuing getting better.”

“It’s really not much to say about it,” he said of the incident that happened outside a skating rink. “At the end of the day, the problem has been resolved and now, I’m just really trying to focus on summer league and getting ready for that.”

Goodwin was drafted by the Suns with the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.  He appeared in 53 games for the team and averaged 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds a game.  His  best career game to date came against the Sacramento Kings in the season finale where he scored 29 points

Goodwin is seen to have a very bright future for the Suns.  This incident will only help him grow up faster and learn to be a man.  We all make mistakes, especially when we are young.

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