The list contains few of those cases in which basketball players were found guilty of having narcotics and also arrested for the possession of those prohibited drugs.
Marcus Camby is currently a part of Portland Trail Blazers. On June 14, 1997, he was arrested for marijuana possession after being pulled over. He agreed to a deal of 16 hours community service in exchange to dismiss the drug charge. The charge was dropped after his completion of the service. Again, in September 19, 2011, he was accused of the possession of banned substance.
Greg Cadillac Anderson
Greg Cadillac Anderson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1987 NBA Draft. He played for various basketball teams through out his career; also played overseas, for Italian and Argentinean clubs. In October 1998, while he was an active member of the Atlanta Hawks, he was charged for having cocaine with the intention of dealing and was sentenced to five months in prison.
Asaiah Rider was a talented player whose career was overshadowed by controversies. Not only his harsh behavior earned him bad reputation but various off court issues also created problems for him. On October 30, 1996, he was convicted of the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. In 1998, again he was arrested for possession of marijuana. In 2001, he was suspended for 5 games on the violation of NBA’s anti drug program .In 2007; he spent seven month in jail for drug possession and evading an officer.
Allen Iverson, the flashy Philadelphia 76ers guard, was charged and arrested for marijuana possession in 1997. Iverson was stopped by the police late at night for speeding. During the search of the vehicle, they found not only drugs but a weapon as well. Iverson was given community service to get himself out of trouble.
Chris Webber was originally selected by the Orlando Magic but he started his professional career with Golden State Warriors. Despite having talent and skills, he earned bad repute for himself by involving in scandals and controversies. In 1998, he was taken into custody for speeding, assault, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, smoking marijuana and several traffic offences; he also paid fine for violations. Later in 1998, during a promotional tour for a brand, he was caught with a bag of marijuana and fined $500.
Carmelo Anthony, former Denver Nuggets forward was arrested for the possession of marijuana twice, first time in 2004, the drug was found in his backpack while he was going through airport security. Charges were later dropped after his friend, signed an affidavit taking responsibility for the marijuana. In April 2008, Anthony was arrested again on suspicion of driving under the influence, after being pulled over for weaving and not dimming his lights. The Nuggets suspended Anthony for two games due to the arrest. On June 24, 2008, Anthony pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while ability-impaired. The original sentence of driving while under the influence was dropped, and he was subsequently sentenced to one year of probation and 24 hours of community service and paid $1,000 in fees and court costs.
Lucius Allen played ten years in the NBA for four different teams. On October 6, 1972, while he was a member of Milwaukee Bucks, he was arrested in Denver with a teammate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and charged with possession of marijuana during a routine traffic check of the car. The car was searched and police officials discovered a pot in it. Both were released after paying the fines.
Frank Brickowski arrived in the league three years later after he was being drafted in 1981 by the New York Knicks. He was a decent enough player to play at professional level but due to injuries and drug related issues he remained in and out of the league. In 1991, Brickowski was found with an ounce of marijuana at his ranch. He pleaded guilty, forced to pay a $2,000 fine and asked to undergo drug counseling.
Robert Parish former Boston Celtics star was arrested on the possession of marijuana in 1993. Police discovered several ounces of pot in a Fed Ex package that was addressed to his home in Massachusetts. The drug was detected with the help of a drug-sniffing dog.
Ed Gray was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in 1997. He played merely two seasons with the Hawks; his brief stint was stained by injuries, inconsistent play, and off-court troubles. In March 1999, he was arrested for drug possession and driving under the influence.
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