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March 22, 1987 | BILL BARNARD, Associated Press
A slow start ended any reasonable chance to win rookie of the year honors, but Roy Tarpley is finishing strong as a backup power forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Much was expected of the 7-foot Tarpley after he averaged 15.3 points and 10 rebounds during a four-game preseason stretch for the Mavericks, but he shot 36.7% from the field in the first five games of the regular season and started to spend more time on the bench.
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December 7, 1995 | From Associated Press
Dallas Maverick center Roy Tarpley, already banned once by the NBA for cocaine use, was thrown out of the league again Wednesday for using alcohol. By violating the terms of his aftercare agreement, the contract that was to pay him $23 million over the next five seasons was nullified. Tarpley, 31, began the season on the suspended list because of a pancreatic ailment that bothered him throughout the summer. He had been put on the injured list and was working out recently.
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March 6, 1988 | DENNE H. FREEMAN, Associated Press
Roy Tarpley may be the Dallas Mavericks' new answer to their old El Foldo tendencies in the NBA playoffs. In these parts, "El Foldo" is Tex-Mex for the Mavs taking deep-six playoff dives like losing to Seattle in the first round last year despite an impressive march to the Midwest Division title. Dallas has never been in the NBA finals.
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November 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
Roy Tarpley, who has an inflamed pancreas and has not completed a team physical, was put on the suspended list by the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday for the start of the season. The decision, which reduced the team's roster to the NBA limit of 12 players, means the Mavericks will pay nothing toward Tarpley's $3.9-million salary. * In other NBA news: --Power forward Terry Cummings signed a one-year contract to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, a team he led to the playoffs five times from 1984-89.
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March 10, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roy Tarpley, banned from the NBA for refusing to take a mandatory drug test, has joined the Wichita Falls Texans of the Continental Basketball Assn.
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April 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors in Dallas filed a motion to revoke the probation of Dallas Maverick forward Roy Tarpley after his weekend arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.
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May 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roy Tarpley of the Dallas Mavericks has a hearing this morning on revocation of his probation for driving while intoxicated.
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December 15, 1994 | From Associated Press
Roy Tarpley was suspended for one game without pay by the Dallas Mavericks for cursing at Coach Dick Motta after being pulled from a game in the second quarter against the Lakers on Tuesday night. Tarpley must sit out tonight's home game against the Boston Celtics but can return to practice Friday. Keith Grant, the Mavericks' director of player personnel, said Tarpley is expected to travel with the team to Los Angeles for its game against the Clippers on Saturday night.
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November 18, 1994 | From Associated Press
Roy Tarpley, playing in his first NBA game in four years, came off the bench to an ovation at Reunion Arena and had 16 points and nine rebounds in the Mavericks' 96-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night at Dallas. Lucious Harris made an eight-foot bank shot with 59 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
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October 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dallas Mavericks gave Roy Tarpley yet another chance Thursday night, signing the recently reinstated seven-footer to a six-year contract worth about $2.5 million per year. Nearly three years to the day since his banishment from the NBA for substance abuse, Tarpley was thankful for a chance to return. "It's just an unbelievable feeling. I feel like I was just drafted all over again," said Tarpley, 29. "I'm going to be what I should have been before--a professional on and off the court.
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October 1, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roy Tarpley, banned for life from the NBA three years ago, was reinstated by the league Friday as the Dallas Mavericks moved closer to re-signing their former star. "He is working hard, he recognizes the extraordinary opportunity that he now has, and he understands what is at stake if he is unable to remain drug free," Commissioner David Stern said in a written statement. Tarpley, 29, averaged 12.6 points and 10.5 rebounds in five seasons for the Mavericks.
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August 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dallas Mavericks have made forward Roy Tarpley an offer to return to the team if he wins reinstatement to the NBA, a team official said Saturday. Maverick General Manager Norm Sonju said the team has made Tarpley a "substantial" multiyear offer contingent upon his winning approval to return to the NBA. Sonju said a decision from the NBA isn't expected until the end of August.
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July 22, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roy Tarpley, banned from the NBA after repeated violations of the league's substance-abuse policy, was named the USBL's player of the year. Tarpley, formerly with the Dallas Mavericks, played center for Miami and was leading the USBL with a 32.2 scoring average and a 17.0 rebounding average when he left the team to play in Greece.
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July 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roy Tarpley, whose NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks was shortened because of drug problems, signed a two-year contract Thursday to play in Greece with Aris Salonica. "It's a new start for me in Europe, and I want to succeed," Tarpley said. According to reports, Tarpley's contract is worth $1.25 million and includes a free apartment, a car and airline tickets for an unspecified number of trips home.
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May 17, 1992
Roy Tarpley, former star of the Dallas Mavericks who is banned from the NBA for substance abuse violations, scored 21 points before being ejected for fighting Friday night in a United States Basketball League game. Tarpley plays for Miami in the USBL.
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