Ex-NBA player Lazar Hayward arrested in Hawaii for falsified COVID documents

Former NBA player Lazar Hayward was one of two people arrested in Hawaii earlier this week for uploading fake COVID-19 test results to the state’s Safe Travels portal, according to Hawaii News Now.

Hayward, 34, and Raven Randle, 33, flew from Los Angeles to Kauai on Tuesday. According to the report, the two then uploaded false negative coronavirus test documents to avoid mandatory quarantine on the island.

Police later arrested the two and charged them with outright forgery after the documents were tagged, via Hawaii News Now. The two were released from custody and taken back to the airport, from where they were flown back to Los Angeles.

According to Hawaiian law, fully vaccinated passengers entering the islands from the United States can bypass quarantine after uploading vaccination cards to the state system. Unvaccinated passengers must present a negative test within 72 hours of arrival. Without a negative test or proof of vaccination, a 10-day quarantine is required.

Hayward spent three seasons in the NBA from 2010 to 2013. He was selected in the design of Marquette 2010 by the Washington Wizards with No. 30 in the overall selection, but was immediately traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It traded for the Oklahoma City Thunder the following season and then bounced back and forth from the G League. Hayward then briefly spent 2013 with the Houston Rockets and back with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was deposed in January of that season and has not played since.

Overall, Hayward scored an average of 2.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 72 games during his NBA career.

Lazar Hayward (center), who played in the league from 2010 to 2013, reportedly uploaded fake COVID-19 test results to avoid quarantine in Hawaii. (Paul Harding / Action Pictures / Reuters)

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