Wolves' Gibson says he didn't realize license was suspended

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson says he didn't realize his Illinois driver's license had been suspended until his arrest last week for a traffic violation in New York.

Gibson said after his introductory news conference Monday that the suspension stemmed from a $200 tinted window ticket he said wasn't paid on time because he didn't know about it. Gibson accepted blame for a problem he could've resolved with ''one or two steps to the DMV.''

Police said Gibson was pulled over for an illegal U-turn in Queens early Thursday and arrested on an aggravated unlicensed operator charge. He was issued a traffic violation for the turn. The Timberwolves said they were ''confident that the matter has been resolved.''

Gibson, a Brooklyn native, played his first seven-plus NBA seasons for Chicago.

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