NBA Free agent guard Delonte West was suspended for 10 games without pay on Friday (August 20) after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from an arrest in September 2009.
The troubled NBA player was arrested in Maryland last year when authorities discovered that he was carrying two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun and 8 inch knife after he was stopped for speeding on a motorcycle.
When he was stopped, police said he had a handgun in his pocket, one in his pant leg, and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back.
27-year-old West received a home detention sentence that includes flexibility to travel to games. He’s currently a free agent. But, if he signs with a team, his suspension will begin with the first game of the regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.
West was selected by the Boston Celtics as the 24th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. He played with the team for three seasons, before he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics, and then the Cleveland Cavaliers where he’s played the last three seasons alongside Lebron James.
This summer he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was waived earlier this month because the team had filled the guard position.