The Atlanta Hawk’s center is the latest NBA player to be arrested for marijuana possession.
NBA league executives are likely tired of finding out about their players getting arrested for marijuana possession. Only weeks ago, NBA veteran Zach Randolph was arrested for possession. Now, Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee has also been charged with marijuana possession.
According to Bleacherreport.com, Plumlee was arrested in New York. He was later released after posting his $100 bail in cash.
“We are aware of the situation involving Miles,” the Hawks said in a statement according to Bleacherreport.com. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time.”
Plumlee is likely to be placed in a marijuana treatment program by the NBA. Marijuana is still a banned substance by the league. If Plumlee were to receive a second conviction, then he could face a $25,000 fine. A third conviction could result in a suspension of up to five games.
Plumlee joined the NBA in 2012 and is entering his sixth season. He is considered a journeyman and has been a member of the Indiana Pacers, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Phoenix Suns, the Charlotte Hornets, and now the Atlanta Hawks.
There have been discussions of the league abandoning penalties for marijuana, but NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, recently declined to do so. Silver seemed to leave the door open should marijuana be legalized nationally.
“I don’t see the need for any changes right now. I mean, it’s legal in certain states,” Silver said in late July. “But as you know, our players are constantly traveling, and it might be a bit of a trap to say we’re going to legalize it in these states, but no, it’s illegal in other states. And then players get in a position where they’re traveling with marijuana, and we’re obviously getting into trouble.”