Iman Shumpert is used to pumping up fans on the hardwood, but now he’s in the spotlight for a reason he never desired. The NBA player was picked up after he was busted holding onto a bag of grass.

Shumpert was arrested with a “sizable” amount of marijuana. According to TMZ, Iman Shumpert had the weed in a backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday night. That was a big mistake.

According to the police report, officers responded to a potential drug violation call around 2:40 PM … after TSA screeners found a plastic bag filled with a “green leafy substance” in Shumpert’s bag, which he admitted was weed.

Iman Shumpert was carrying 6.12 ounces of weed, so it’s not like he’s Snoop Dogg. It’s still not a good look, and now he had to deal with authorities. He also tested positive for THC upon a drug test using a mobile test.

The 2016 NBA Champion was put in handcuffs and taken to an airport jail. He was later slapped with a “State Jail Felony,” and he could face a $10k fine and two years behind bars if convicted.

Cops also claim Shumpert — who also won Season 30 of “Dancing With The Stars” — had a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds in his bag … although he didn’t have a gun.

Shumpert was set to get on a Delta plane to Los Angeles at 3 PM. He claimed that he was going to visit his daughter. Sadly, he did not make the flight. We will have further updates as more information is made known.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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