Former Knicks star Iman Shumpert was arrested over the weekend for allegedly carrying a “sizable” amount of marijuana in his backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
TSA officers responded to a possible drug violation call, according to TMZ Sports. When they checked the athlete, they found 6.12 ounces of a “green leafy substance” in his bag. He admitted it was weed. Tests confirmed it was marijuana.
Shumpert was placed in handcuffs and detained in the airport jail without incident. If convicted, he faces 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
He was first drafted by the New York Knicks with the No. 17 overall pick in 2011. Shumpert’s last stint in the NBA was during the 2020-21 season. He only played 2 games for the Brooklyn Nets. He has played with the Cleveland Cavaliers where he won a title alongside LeBron James. He went on to play with the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets. Shumpert averaged 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
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