Charles Whitney
Personal information
Born (1957-06-22) June 22, 1957 (age 64)
Washington, D.C.
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeNC State (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Playing career1980–1982
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
19801982Kansas City Kings
Career highlights and awards
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Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney (born June 22, 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. [1]A knee injury limited Whitney's professional career to just 70 games, and by 1989 he was homeless and addicted to cocaine.[2]

Kidnapping and arrest

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. Whitney asserted that he participated in the crime after being accused of stealing narcotics from another individual and as a way of protecting his sister whose life was threatened.[3]


  1. ^ "Hawkeye Whitney Player Profile, Kansas City Kings, NBA Stats, NCAA Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  2. ^ TIM PEELER: Hawkeye's difficult path winds back home - NC State University Wolfpack - Official Athletics Site[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Locy, Toni (1996-03-05). "EX-NBA PLAYER BLAMES THREAT ON SISTER'S LIFE FOR ABDUCTION". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-09-08.