But as it turns out – it’s being reported that that the arrested woman, Cristal Taylor, could be Dirk Nowitzki’s ex-fiancee and may be pregnant with Nowitzki’s child.
Though the 7-0 German hasn’t gone into details, many of his quotes about the matter lends itself to something much more personal than a random fanatic. Nowitzki recently referred to the report, by telling the AFP, “It is pretty obvious that I am going through a tough time in my personal life right now.”
He didn’t go very much further saying, “I want to keep my private life private. I really am not at the stage where I can talk about it yet and feel comfortable talking about it. I’m more than happy to answer basketball questions.”
This CBS 11 video shows Taylor walking around Nowitzki’s kitchen, chatting, opening up the refrigerator, with Dirk close nearby. Taylor is obviously someone Nowitzki has some form of relationship with. Whether Taylor worked for Nowitzki, was a close friend, or something more intimate is not known for certain.
CBS 11 News also reports that a private investigator hired by Nowitzki checked Cristal Taylor’s background and discovered that Taylor had used at least eight different aliases in the past including Chrystal Ann Taylor, Crystal Ann Santiago, and Crista Westerhays.
“It’s a very difficult time for me and my family,” Nowitzki said. “But… having a game tomorrow — is going to be great for me.”
Taylor was arrested on a fraud warrant and is being held on a “theft of services” charge from Texas, along with a probation violation from Missouri.
Links and Resources: Woman arrested at Nowitzki’s home has a checkered criminal history (Dallas Morning News), Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki uses basketball to deflect personal problems (ESPN), Dirk Nowitzki interacting with arrested woman (CBS11.com), Germany’s Nowitzki having ‘personal’ problems’ (Yahoo!), Dirk Nowitzki’s alleged girlfriend arrested on fraud charges (Ball Don’t Lie) (549)