Nets D'Angelo Russell issued summons for marijuana
ABS-CBN Sports on May 03, 2019 07:44 AM
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 13: D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets exits the arena after a game against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game One of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 13, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets All-Star D’Angelo Russell was detained at LaGuardia Airport after a small amount of marijuana was found in his luggage by TSA personnel.
A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released. It happened Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).
Newsday says the former No. 2 pick then flew to Louisville, Kentucky, where his father lives.
The Nets said in a statement they “have been made aware of the situation” and “are in the process of gathering more information at this time.”
The 23-year-old Russell had a breakout season, leading the Nets to their first playoff berth since 2014. He was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in February.