Nets' D'Angelo Russell Cited For Marijuana Possession


Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell’s season ended last week so—as one would imagine—he is heading back home to kick back and relax.

Only problem is he started relaxing just a little too soon after he was cited for marijuana possession and detained Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport following a baggage check.

Russell was en route to Louisville, Kentucky, where he was raised.

The spokesman said Russell was summoned for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and later released. The marijuana was found inside a hidden compartment of an Arizona Iced Tea can that was in Russell's possession.

In a statement, the Nets said they were aware of the situation and gathering more information.

According to the NBA collective bargaining agreement, a player who violates the league's marijuana policy enters a "marijuana program" upon first violation, is fined $25k upon second violation and is suspended five games upon a third violation.

Anyone else think the league’s marijuana program is simply teaching guys not to get caught with a joint at routine airport checks?

I hope so. Because I think marijuana not only should be legal, but is far safer than Arizona Ice Tea, which was originally called Diabetes Sun Tea.

Source: ESPN

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