Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

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Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Telfair reportedly was arrested after police found loaded weapons and two bags of marijuana in his vehicle while he and another man, Jami Thomas, were parked illegally on the median on Atlantic Avenue.

Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Sebastian Telfair was reportedly arrested on Sunday in NY after officers found him and another man parked illegally in a truck in Brooklyn. In 2007, Telfair was charged with second-degree possession of a handgun in Yonkers. Two bags of marijuana and a burning marijuana cigarette were also allegedly found in the 2017 Ford F-150 pickup with Florida plates. As the officers approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana and the auto began to drive away. That's when they smelled marijuana and saw a lit "blunt" on the dashboard. Both Telfair and his friend said they didn't know how the gun got there.

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In 2008, Telfair pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and was suspended three games by the National Basketball Association. The NBA suspended him for three games after his guilty plea. The 32-year-old last appeared for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014-15. Telfair gained considerable attention at Brooklyn's Lincoln High School, where he added to his cousin Stephon Marbury's legacy as a star point guard.

Telfair was drafted by the Trail Blazers with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, and played two seasons with the team. He now plays with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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