Former Bulls, Notre Dame star Orlando Woolridge arrested for stealing aluminum tubes



On some of those early Michael Jordan era Chicago Bulls teams, forward Orlando Woolridge was the second best player. Or at least the #2 scorer. Obviously, those Bulls teams weren’t very good. Post-NBA life has been less-than-kind to Woolridge who was released on bond after his arrest for stealing aluminum tubing at a drill site in Louisiana.

Stealing aluminum tubes? Perhaps he has plans to find some yellow cake uranium, and build a weapon of mass destruction? Ok back to reality:

From Chicago Breaking Sports:

Chief Deputy Patrick Cobbs, of the parish sheriff’s office, said Wednesday that deputies arrested the 52-year-old Woolridge on Feb. 24 on a charge of theft of over $1,500. He was released after posting $2,000 bond.

Cobbs says Woolridge lives in the Mansfield area.

The Bulls drafted the 6-foot-9 Woolridge out of Notre Dame with the sixth pick in the 1981 draft.

Woolridge retired from the league in 1994, and later coached in the WNBA and ABA.

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