Jason Kidd Mugshot: This is Jeremy Lin’s New Mentor (Photos)

| by Alex Groberman

New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd was brought in last week to be a mentor of sorts for Jeremy Lin.

That, by all accounts, was the main justification for giving Kidd, 39, a 3-year, $9 million contract.

Well, a few days later – Lin is on his way to becoming a Houston Rocket and Kidd is hiding from the press after his latest brush with police.

Early Sunday morning, the Knicks’ most high-profile free agent signing thus far this summer was arrested for driving drunk after he crashed into a pole. Yes, an actual pole.

According to the New York Daily News, Kidd was on his way back from “a benefit for R&B singer Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation, a nonprofit founded to empower and inspire kids in foster care and group homes” when he got busted.

On Monday morning, TMZ got their hands on the highly sought-after Jason Kidd mugshot.

Here is the best PSA for not abusing alcohol you’ll ever see.

Picture one plus some alcohol turns into picture two. Picture two plus a car turns into picture three:

Yup, that's Jeremy Lin's mentor.

(Kudos TMZ, New York Daily News, New York Post)

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