Former NBA Player Lazar Hayward Arrested Over Fake COVID-19 Documents

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Former NBA player Lazar Hayward was arrested in Hawaii last week after allegedly using fake COVID test results to avoid quarantine.

Hayward was traveling with an individual when they were arrested at Lihue Airport in Kauai after police were informed that the pair uploaded fake negative COVID test results into the state’s Safe Travels portal. Hawaii requires a 10-day traveler quarantine. Because they did not want to quarantine, they uploaded the fake results.

Unvaccinated passengers must provide a negative test taken within 72 hours of arrival, without a negative test or proof of vaccination.

Hayward was charged with unsworn falsification, the station reported. 

Hayward spent three seasons in the NBA from 2010-2013. He was selected with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2010 draft out of Marquette by the Washington Wizards. He was then immediately traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hayward averaged 2.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 72 games throughout his NBA career.