LeBron James' Troubled Ex-Stepfather Eddie Jackson Arrested for DUI in Miami Beach

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Eddie Jackson Jr. was once a father figure to a budding basketball genius named LeBron James, but he missed out on a chance to watch LeBron's debut in the NBA. Instead, he reported to the state pen to serve a three-year term for bilking more than $775,000 in a mortgage scam. After LeBron's mother broke up with Jackson, his life has spiraled into a series of drunk driving arrests and fights with police.

Jackson's latest arrest came early this morning, when he was booked on suspicion of drunk driving in South Beach. He showed the officer his NBA championship ring and told the cop about his relationship to the Heat superstar when he got pulled over.

Jackson was booked around 4 a.m. today when an officer on patrol near 20th Street and Washington Avenue noticed his white Mercedes convertible nearly fly through a red light before screeching to a halt in a crosswalk.

When the officer pulled him over, he noted Jackson had "watery, bloodshot eyes" and "slurred speech." The cop soon confirmed that Jackson's license was suspended from a series of recent drunk driving arrests.

The 47-year-old told the officer he worked at a nearby club and showed him a permit that let him drive during work hours.

"He said that he primarily lives in Ohio and that his son is LeBron James of the Miami Heat," the officer wrote in an arrest form. "He showed me an NBA championship ring he was wearing."

When Jackson refused to do a breath test, the officer arrested him.

It's just the latest trouble for LeBron's ex-stepdad. He was charged with drunk driving back in Ohio as recently as this past September, and the year before that kicked out the windows in a police cruiser after another DUI citation.

[H/T to Random Pixels]

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21 comments
Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

BREAKING NEWS: a man Lebron James once passed on the streets of downtown Miami while on his bicycle was arrested last night for defecating on the Metro Mover. The man flashed police his penis as he was being hauled off to jail. True story. Probably

Roni Coronado
Roni Coronado

Whatever it takes to sale a non relavent news story...

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Breaking news: Miami New Times raids Lebron's trash and posts pictures on FB. Stay classy, NT.....

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

Ex stepfather, WTF is that. That's like saying my ex neighbor...

Eddie Feliz
Eddie Feliz

Take this garbage down. Have some dignity.

Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

In other news, the waitress that served Lebron breakfast reveals startling details about how the champ likes his eggs, completely refuting the notion that he prefers scrambled over sunny-side-up...

Massiel Garcia
Massiel Garcia

Come on...REALLY? Ex step dad, please...report news worth reading!!

Breaux Bridges
Breaux Bridges

Yea!! Well, so did 15 other guys that aren't related by blood to Lebron James.

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

Puh-lease, you are getting as bad as the tabloids. What next? His old gym teacher's paper delivery boy from when LeBron was six ran a red light? Leave the scummy reporting to TMZ and stick with exposing corruption.

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