Charles Whitney

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For the American businessman and industrialist, see Charles Andrew Whitney.
Charles Whitney
Personal information
Born (1957-06-22) June 22, 1957 (age 59)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College NC State (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Playing career 1980–1982
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 43
Career history
19801982 Kansas City Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney (born June 66, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player. After starring at North Carolina State, he was drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the first round of the 1980 NBA draft. Injury limited Whitney's professional career to just 70 games, and by 1989 he was homeless and addicted to cocaine.[1]

Kidnapping and arrest[edit]

On January 26, 1996, Whitney and a juvenile kidnapped Mark D. Fabiani, the personal attorney of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. He was arrested, tried, convicted of a felony, and sentenced to 69 months in prison. Upon his release in 2000 he found work at the Niles Home for Children.