Thursday, May 14, 2009

Post NBA Career Choice? Weed Dealer


Updated: May 13, 2009, 10:39 AM ET
Judge rejects Blount's claim
Associated Press

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Former NBA player and University of Cincinnati star Corie Blount was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday in a plea arrangement resulting from drug charges.
Blount, 40, had pleaded guilty in Butler County Common Pleas Court last month to two felony counts of marijuana possession after prosecutors dropped two trafficking charges.

Blount was arrested Dec. 4 after sheriff's deputies intercepted 11 pounds of marijuana sent to him at a relative's house. Investigators said they found another 18 pounds in a subsequent search of his home.

Although Judge Craig Hedric did not sentence Blount to the maximum 10 years in prison, he rejected Blount's claim that the marijuana was intended for personal use and to share with friends.

"Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much," Hedric told Blount.

Hedric fined Blount $10,000 and ordered him to surrender two vehicles and $34,000 in cash seized in the bust.

Blount was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in 1993. In an 11-year NBA career, he also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors.

He played 11 years in the NBA, and this is what he does? He couldn't find ANYTHING else to do ?


Lexi~Breau said...

This is sad. Happens all the time. Too many people go into sports with no type of "smarts". There are several players in all the sports who have no formal training or anything. They still have the small-minded mentalities in them, they just have a lot more money and a cool job.

The fact that this dude was on that many NBA teams proves that neither his career nor his agent were any good. I have to say I'm not surprised. I do think it's rather sheisty that they took that much money and the cars. Not sure if that is normal procedure, but I hear too often about cops taking advantage.

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