A former 76ers and La Salle University basketball star was arrested this week for indecent exposure, the second time in recent years that he has faced that charge.
Doug Overton, 51, was arraigned Thursday on burglary, criminal trespass, indecent exposure, and related charges, according to court records. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
A woman told police that Overton broke into her apartment on Ridge Avenue in East Falls on Wednesday, caused $500 worth of damage to her home, and exposed himself to her. The motive for the alleged burglary was unclear, as was the relationship Overton has to the victim.
Overton, who lives not far from the scene of the crime, did not return a request for comment Friday.
In 2017, Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct after police in Lower Merion arrested him for exposing himself to people along the Cynwyd running and walking trail.
He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation in a plea deal in which prosecutors dropped three counts of indecent exposure.
In a statement at the time, Overton said he was walking his dog on the trail and stopped to urinate in a wooded area nearby.
“With the nearest bathroom nearly a mile away, I stepped off the trail and into a wooded area to take care of business in what I thought was a discreet manner,” Overton said in a statement.
According to court documents, a couple told police they were running east on the trail near Levering Mill Road when they encountered Overton, who appeared to be touching his genitals. He later walked past the women with “his penis outside of his pants,” she told police. Another woman told police she had a similar encounter.
During his 11-year career in the NBA, Overton played 94 games with the Sixers. After his retirement, he turned to coaching, with stints at St. Joseph’s University and the New Jersey Nets.
In 2016, Overton became the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Lincoln University. He resigned abruptly in March, citing personal reasons, according to a statement from Lincoln.
“We appreciate the contributions Coach Overton has made to the Lincoln University athletics department, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” athletics director Harry Stinson III said at the time. “Coach Overton, our current student athletes, and acting head coach Eugene Lett Jr. have provided an excellent foundation for the success of our program in the future, and I am looking forward to the next chapter of excellence.”