A former NBA player and current college coach has been arrested for allegedly exposing his genitals on a walking trail in Pennsylvania.
Doug Overton, coach of Division II Lincoln University, was arrested on April 30 on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.
The incident came to light after several witnesses contacted police at around noon on Sunday claiming to have seen the 47-year-old Overton exposing himself on the Cynwyd Trail in Lower Merion Township.
One person said Overton, who is a married father-of-two, was touching his entirely exposed penis while staring at a woman on the trail, reported the Delaware County Daily Times.
Another witness described Overton as walking ‘calmly and deliberately’ with his manhood fully hanging out of his pants and said the man ‘seemed content with the situation,’ according to police.
Officers responded to the scene and were able to track down Overton on the trail. Three separate witnesses later made a positive identification of the former NBA player as the person who allegedly had been spotted flashing hikers on the trail earlier.
Overton was arraigned that same day and was freed on $10,000 bail. He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 9.
Speaking with CSNPhilly on Tuesday, Overton maintained his innocence, claiming that he had to relieve himself while walking his dog on the Lower Marion trail.
The coach’s attorney, Marty Mellany, slammed the indecent exposure and disorderly conduct charges against his client as ‘preposterous.’
Overton was a standout at La Salle University, leading his team to three NCAA appearances, and played 11 seasons in the NBA for eight teams, most notably the Philadelphia 76ers.
After retiring from the NBA as a player, Overton landed a job as an assistant coach at St Joseph’s University in 2006 and later joined the team of Lawrence Frank with the New Jersey Nets, now known as the Brooklyn Nets.
Last May, Overton was hired as head men’s basketball coach at Lincoln University in Chester County,
In January, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Overton Coach of the week for leading the Lincoln Lions to victory in two consecutive road games.
Overton has a wife, Chanel, and two children, a son and daughter.