Omigod, an NBA player busted with pot. Stop the presses. I'm still amazed Ricky Williams got nailed. Like the famous Nick Nolte line in North dallas Forty "You want to throw me out over weed? Hell, if you threw every guy out of the league who smoked weed you couldn't field a punt return team."
Anthony says marijuana found in backpack belonged to friend
Oct. 21, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports
DENVER -- Carmelo Anthony was cited for marijuana possession before getting on a team flight last week, but the Denver Nuggets' star says the drug was left in his backpack by a friend.
Anthony was issued a summons last Friday at Denver International Airport; he flew with his teammates to Milwaukee for the next day's preseason game but didn't play.
Anthony's attorney, Daniel Recht, said the marijuana was left in the bag by an out-of-town friend who borrowed the backpack last week.
"The friend obviously uses marijuana and left a small amount in the backpack when he returned it to Carmelo," Recht said Thursday. "Carmelo had no idea there was any marijuana in the backpack."
Anthony was charged with possessing less than 1 ounce of marijuana, a petty offense with a maximum $100 fine and no jail time. He was in Los Angeles for a preseason game Thursday against the Clippers and not immediately available for comment.