NBA Star D’Angelo Russell Allegedly Caught W/ Marijuana At Airport, Hid It In Arizona Tea Bottle
Brooklyn Nets’ guard, D’Angelo Russell was cited on Wednesday night at a New York airport After TSA agents found marijuana in the NBA player’s possession. According to reports, the marijuana in Russell’s possession was found in an Arizona Ice Tea can.
TSA workers flagged what at first glance appeared to be a can of Arizona Iced Tea in a checked bag. Upon further inspection, the can had a hidden compartment where marijuana was discovered.
Russell, 23, was given a citation for possession and will have to appear in court for less than 50 grams of marijuana. If convicted, Russell would be forced to enter the league’s marijuana program.
Sports analysts, Stephen A. Smith posted a video in the aftermath of the news of Russell being cited for marijuana possession. Smith says in a very animated voice,
“I just, just, just saw The news about D’Angelo Russell. I could say something, oh, my, God! But I’m not going to do it! But I’m not going to do it. I’m going to sleep on it and make a decision by the time First Take comes on the air tomorrow.”
I JUST heard the news about D’Angelo Russell and………. pic.twitter.com/QeAi3atHWu
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 3, 2019
Russell was a first-round draft pick who was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015. Traded to the Nets years later, in his last two seasons, Russell has blossomed averaging 21.1 points per game with 7.0 assists. The Ohio State player earned his first all-star selection this posts season.