D’Angelo Russell Caught At Airport With Weed, Twitter Reacts
Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell set a lot of career highs in his second season after being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers. It appears he was trying to reach new ones on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old Ohio State product was cited at a New York airport for possession of marijuana.
Russell was flying from LaGuardia airport to his native Louisville, Kentucky when TSA workers flagged him for what at first appeared to be a can of Arizona Iced Tea in his bag. Then, they found a hidden compartment in the can filled with marijuana and he was questioned by the police.
Russell received a summons to appear in court for marijuana possession of less than 50 grams, according to a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. The citation Russell received is a violation under New York law and is punishable by a fine of $100 or less.
If an NBA played “has been convicted of (including a plea of guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to) the use or possession of marijuana in violation of the law,” then they have to enter into the league’s marijuana program under the current collective bargaining agreement. Russell will not face a suspension unless he has a second and third violation of the marijuana policy.
During the season, Russell averaged 21.1 points and seven assist per game. He earned his first all-star nod as well. The Nets put up a strong fight against the Philadelphia Sixers in the playoffs but were eliminated in five games. Russell is a free agent this off season.
Here’s some of the best tweets about the news:
I JUST heard the news about D’Angelo Russell and………. pic.twitter.com/QeAi3atHWu
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 3, 2019
Swaggy P and his buddy after giving D’Angelo Russell “ Arizona Iced Tea” as a gift before he got in his flight ….
— Iwis (@clereno7) May 2, 2019
D’Angelo Russell at the airport pic.twitter.com/bk3SgYis7n
— Mostly Football (@MostlyFBShow) May 2, 2019
Stephen A when he hears D’Angelo Russell got caught with weed pic.twitter.com/e3mTkeKySZ
— ceione (@imBIGwildin) May 2, 2019
You hate to see this.
D’Angelo Russell had to fly out of LaGuardia? https://t.co/ya5WYzjsiH
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) May 2, 2019
The flight D’Angelo Russell thought he was taking pic.twitter.com/PMbK2fWEwg
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) May 2, 2019
Stephen A Smith rn hearing this D’Angelo Russell weed news pic.twitter.com/3tzXnyZmQA
— Shan-e (@shanmustafa_yo) May 3, 2019
TSA: “Sir, what’s in that Arizona Iced Tea can???”
D’Angelo Russell: pic.twitter.com/1V0XZrR9OD
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 2, 2019
“TSA finds weed inside a Arizona Iced Tea Can”
“TSA asks DLO if the weed is his”
D’Angelo Russell: pic.twitter.com/exvuiHU3Ph
— Analytics Melo (@Irv_Do) May 2, 2019
D’Angelo Russell with the weed in bag full of Arizona iced tea
TSA Agent: what’s in the bag sir
— Iwis (@clereno7) May 2, 2019
D’Angelo Russell should’ve taken Cris Carter’s advice pic.twitter.com/ThwgzdT0a0
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) May 2, 2019
*Tomorrow on First Take*
Will Cain: “What do you think about D’angelo Russell getting caught with marijuana at the aiport guys?”
Max: “Well I thi-”
Stephen A: “Lemme stop you right there Max…
*Motions camera pan in*
I’ll tell you what I think, I think D’angelo needs to pic.twitter.com/UEPmlHTlIM
— LV (@LV_Visuals) May 2, 2019
Wait wait. D’Angelo Russell tried to smuggle his weed in a drink?? You have a better chance of smuggling your weed inside a gun than hiding it inside a liquid. The extra layer of dumb to think you can get a drink through TSA is special
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) May 3, 2019