Iman Shumpert Arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport
Over the weekend, a former New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player has been arrested on a felony charge at an airport in Texas.
According to TMZ Sports, former NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday for possessing a “sizeable” amount of marijuana in his backpack. The 32-year-old was on his way to Los Angeles as he was about to get on a Delta flight at 3 PM on Saturday.
NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested for having 6.1 ounces of marijuana in his backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday. https://t.co/opbbGAA6rs
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 3, 2022
Based on the police report, police officers were responding to a call of a potential drug violation at around 2:40 PM. TSA (Transportation Security Administration) officials at the airport discovered a plastic bag filled with a “green leafy substance” in the bag that Shumpert had. He reportedly admitted that it was weed.
Police officers stated that the substance tested positive for marijuana and that it weighed 6.12 ounces.
Shumpert, who was the winner of Dancing With The Stars, season 30, was charged with a “State Jail Felony.” If he is convicted of this charge, he could be looking at spending up to two years behind bars as well as a $10,000 fine. He was also in possession of a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds that were found in his bag, but authorities said he didn’t have a gun.
Shumpert didn’t play in the NBA this past season. He played last year when he was a member of the Brooklyn Nets. After being selected at number 17 in the 2011 NBA draft by the New York Knicks, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he won an NBA championship in 2016. He also played with both the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets before joining the Nets in 2019.
The former basketball player is married to singer and actress Teyana Taylor and they have two children together.