Sebastian Telfair Sentenced To Multiple Years In Prison In Gun Case


Telfair being led out of court. Paul Martinka

In July of 2017, former National Basketball Association player Sebastian Telfair was pulled over in Brooklyn because one of his headlights was out.

The officers said they smelled burning marijuana inside the auto, prompting them to order the passengers out and arrest them before searching the vehicle.

Former Portland Trailblazer player Sebastian Telfair will have a few years to think about what he did after he received a 3-year sentence for driving around Brooklyn with a loaded gun.

"I am 34", Telfair said in court.

'Please don't take me from society right now, ' Telfair said, according to the New York Post.

After being pulled over, the pair was found with "three loaded firearms, a semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and a bullet-resistant vest, police said". "I can go play in China for six years and take care of my family".

Sebastian Telfair #31 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. During his pro career, he spent one year with the Boston Celtics before being included in Boston's 2007 trade for Kevin Garnett.

Telfair was one of the most highly touted high school recruits in the nation, but he forewent his college eligibility to declare for the 2004 NBA Draft. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.

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