Fall from grace


It’s been a rough tumble for former Gator guard Vernon Maxwell.

Maxwell, 42, was taken in the second round of the NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets 19 years ago this week.

A 13-year NBA career followed, in which Maxwell won an NBA championship as a starter with the 1994 Houston Rockets.

The long NBA career should have left Maxwell financially set, but personal problems have Maxwell claiming he’s broke and on the run from the law. Maxwell is among Alachua County’s most wanted felons for failure to pay more than $100,000 in back child support to Myra Jenkins, the mother of his 19-year-old child, Dominique.

Maxwell has fathered children from at least five different women and has dealt with numerous domestic abuse issues.

Here’s the link to Maxwell’s profile on the Alachua County sheriff’s web site: