Sebastian Telfair Convicted On Gun Charge, Could Face 15 Years In Prison

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Sebastian Telfair Convicted On Gun Charge, Could Face 15 Years In Prison

 

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair could face up to 15 years in prison. Yesterday, he was convicted of felony criminal possession of a weapon by a jury.

In June of 2017, New York City police stopped Telfair, who last played in China, at 2:50 a.m. finding a lit joint, three loaded handguns, a semiautomatic rifle, ammunition, and a ballistic vest.

Telfair, once a five-star recruit, the no. 2 point guard and no. 6 player in the nation, who skipped college and went to the NBA straight out of high school.

 

 

This was not the first time in Telfair’s career, that he got into trouble because of his guns. He was fined by the Blazers in 2006, for having a loaded gun hidden in a pillow case on the team’s private plane. Then, during his time in Boston, he was cut from the team him after police had stopped him with a loaded gun in his car. Back then, he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to three years of probation.

Telfair, who was never able to live up to the hype he generated in high-school, is the cousin of former NBA star Stephon Marbury.

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