Sebastian Telfair Had A Meltdown In Court

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Sebastian Telfair Had A Meltdown In Court


Yesterday, we reported that former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to three and a half years in prison yesterday, after he was convicted of felony criminal possession of a weapon by a jury, earlier this year.

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.

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.

When finding out that he indeed has to serve time in prison the next three and a half years, Telfair lost his mind and melted down, pleading not to take him away from the community because he wants to work for his family and watch his daughter grow up.


“Please don’t take me from society right now, I am 34. I can go play in China for six years and take care of my family. I’m waiting for my daughter right now to get her period. Real mental illness because I wasn’t around. She hasn’t even gotten her period yet.”


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