NBA star Delonte West arrested with arsenal
Old 09-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What the heck has this guy been up to in the off-season and why the need to carry so much heat?

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP)—Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West(notes) was arrested Thursday after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case.

Prince George’s County police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said Friday the Cleveland Cavaliers player was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday.
Police say Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, after officers pulled him over in Upper Marlboro, Md., for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two handguns and a shotgun in a guitar case. He was released on personal recognizance, and online court records did not list an attorney for him.

Reedy said West was riding a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle north on the Capital Beltway in Upper Marlboro when he cut off an officer, who pulled him over.

Police said a handgun was found in his pocket, another in his pant leg and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back.

Reedy said West “was very cooperative, there were no issues” during the incident.

The 26-year-old West, who lives in Brandywine, was charged with speeding and weapons counts. It is illegal to carry concealed weapons and to transport loaded guns in Maryland, according to police. Reedy said West was released on his own recognizance early Friday.

Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said the team was monitoring the situation.

“We have been in communication with Delonte and his family,” Ferry said in a statement. “We are gathering more information and will not have further comment until the appropriate time.”

Online court records did not list an attorney for West.

Last year, West left the Cavaliers’ training camp to seek treatment for depression and a “mood disorder” he said he has battled his entire life. At the time, he said he was taking medication and attending therapy sessions. West said his mood problems date to his childhood.

West has said his mood swings seem to be most erratic when his life seems to be in order.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what an idiot......i can never understand why professional athletes pull shit like this and jeopardize their career....
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if he gets suspended it should be fun seeing AP matchup with Derozan on opening day.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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god this gave me a good laugh. He was proly just baked man seriously, how can a sober person be speeding on a motorcycle with 2 handguns and a shotty?
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Why are his handguns and shotty loaded lol? Maybe he was up to something?
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I doubt he was up to anything too sinister. He probably just feels that an unloaded gun would be useless, if he was placed in a dangerous situation. The thing is, is that any situation like that would likely be dictated by his choices and direction. Ultimately, it's entirely his fault and he needs to get his life in order.
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Carrying a weapon as a means of survival is part of the lifestyle where a lot of these guys grew up and when you go through your life having to tote a hand gun everywhere you go, it doesn't matter how famous you are or how much money you have, you're going to keep doing it because it's what you know. Biggie and Pac have gone on record saying they never left the house without a piece on them. Old habits die hard. It's unfair to say Delonte's an idiot, just a byproduct of the lifestyle.
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Riding a motorcycle as a pro athlete is pretty dangerous enough, but 3 guns? haha
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I can understand the need to carry a weapon when you go out but 2 handguns and a shotgun? What was he, hunting zombies or something?
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A gun in a guitar case?

Someone's been watching "Desperado" a few too many times lol...
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A gun in a guitar case?

Someone's been watching "Desperado" a few too many times lol...


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Carrying a weapon as a means of survival is part of the lifestyle where a lot of these guys grew up and when you go through your life having to tote a hand gun everywhere you go, it doesn't matter how famous you are or how much money you have, you're going to keep doing it because it's what you know. Biggie and Pac have gone on record saying they never left the house without a piece on them. Old habits die hard. It's unfair to say Delonte's an idiot, just a byproduct of the lifestyle.
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I agree, but why does he need 3 guns for when he can only hold 2 at the same time? How much ammunition does he really need to carry on him?
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'cause if he ends up buckin' his piece 'till there's no ammo he got the shotty in the back. lol
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doing something stupid, even if its part of your lifestyle, is still stupid you know.
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Bel, bringing the logic to the thread.

And even if Delonte grew up in a rough area, he attended college and is making more money than anyone could dream. He's "left" that culture. He hasn't been part of the culture, actively for a while.

It has more to do with protecting one's stature than anything else, because that's important.
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These guys carry hand guns growing up as a means of safety and survival, they just don't feel secure without one. A lot of guys from rougher neighbourhoods constantly have people after them, so having a weapon of some sort is almost a necessity. Forget the money and the fame, if for your whole life you've relied on one thing to feel secure, why would that change?
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And even if Delonte grew up in a rough area, he attended college and is making more money than anyone could dream. He's "left" that culture. He hasn't been part of the culture, actively for a while.
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if he gets suspended it should be fun seeing AP matchup with Derozan on opening day.
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