Bill Russell arrested for carrying gun at airport
Old 10-19-2013, 03:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested this week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officials found a loaded gun in his luggage.
Russell was arrested Wednesday night as he attempted to go through security. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper confirmed Friday night that Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area. Russell's gun was confiscated and he was released.
Russell's gun was a .38-caliber pistol and was loaded with six rounds, according to a TSA spokesman. He was turned over to Port of Seattle police and there were no disruptions at the airport.
The 79-year-old Russell has lived in the Seattle area for decades. He was an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and coached the Seattle SuperSonics from 1973-77.
Bill Russell arrested for carrying gun at airport | NBA.com

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh Americans. Of coarse he had a 38 Special in his luggage. He needed a gun to get from the airport to his car where he keeps his sub-machine gun.

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Old 10-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am very interested in seeing why he did this. Hopefully theres follow up to this story.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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To be fair he went through a lot of shit when he was a player. Racism, bigotry, and lots of abuse. He's probably carried a gun for years, and being in America I'm not in the least bit surprised. It's probably like his security blanket that he hasn't broken from since he was a player
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not too sure why he needs a gun, but I'm willing to bet he forgot it was in there.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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probably forgot he was holding
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