Former NBA player Lazar Hayward arrested in Hawaii for fake COVID-19 test results

Previous NBA first-round choice Lazar Hayward was among 2 Californians detained for sending phony COVID-19 test results to the state of Hawaii in an effort to prevent a quarantine for tourists going into the state, according to numerous reports.

Hayward, 34, and Raven Randle, 33, flew from Los Angeles to Kauai, and they “uploaded falsified negative test results into the Hawaii Safe Travels portal,” according to the Associated Press. Tourists to the state need to send either COVID vaccination evidence or a current unfavorable test, and Hayward and Randle utilized phony ones flagged by screeners.

The 2 were satisfied by Kauai authorities and state authorities when the aircraft landed and were detained. When launched, they instantly boarded an aircraft back to Los Angeles. Neither has actually commented openly on the event.

Hayward and Randle are not the very first 2, simply 2 of the current to be detained for the exact same thing. Hawaii continues to have stringent guidelines for travel as it attempts to handle the pandemic and the Delta alternative break out that has actually struck the country hard. Travel has actually been limited to the point that the Maui Invitational — the significant college basketball competition the weekend prior to Thanksgiving on the island of Maui — has actually been transferred to Las Vegas for this season.

Hayward was the No. 30 choice of the Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft, out of Marquette. He played 3 seasons and 72 video games in between Minnesota and Oklahoma City (he belonged to the 2012 Thunder group that made the NBA Finals), bouncing in between the G-League and NBA. He never ever played in the NBA once again, although his rights were gotten at points by Houston and New Orleans, who waived him, and he bet numerous G-League groups.

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Previous NBA gamer Lazar Hayward detained in Hawaii for phony COVID-19 test results initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.