Lazar Hayward, a former NBA player who was part of the 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder team that made the NBA Finals, has been arrested for allegedly submitting fake COVID-19 test results to avoid a travel quarantine in Hawaii.
The 34-year-old basketball player was arrested alongside 33-year-old Raven Randle after screeners indicated they “uploaded falsified negative test results into the Hawaii Safe Travels portal” while traveling from Los Angeles to Kauai, according to the Associated Press and NBC Sports. Those who travel to Hawaii must offer either proof of vaccination or negative test results to enter the state.
After landing, the pair were arrested by state officials and had to fly back to Los Angeles.
Hayward and Randle aren’t the only people to reportedly try to sneak their way into the state without proper identification or testing. Back in August, a Florida couple was arrested for using fake vax cards to visit and avoid a 10-day quarantine. They were caught after they faked records for both themselves and their kids, despite their children not being old enough to get vaccinated.
Hayward was the No. 30 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and was selected by the Washington Wizards. He played three NBA seasons between Minnesota and OKC, and has recently spent time in the G-league.