Delonte West facing weapons charges


After an off-season filled with doughnuts and KFC rap songs, Delonte West is now in the news for a very different reason.  West was arrested last night near his off-season home in Maryland for weapons possession.

What makes the story even crazier is that West wasn't pulled over in a car.  No, he was pulled over on his motorcycle -

West was pulled over by police on his 2009 Can-Am Spyder motorcycle in Brandywine, Md., at 10 p.m. Thursday night for excessive speed and making an unsafe lane change. A Prince George's County police spokesman said West had two handguns and a shotgun in his possession and he cooperated with police as he was placed under arrest. He has been released on his own recognizance.

Yes, you read it correctly, West was riding his motorcycle carrying two handguns and a shot gun - in almost Terminator 2-style.

Obviously we will retain all judgment on the amtter until all the facts are released.  Any news regarding litigation, however, just prior to a team starting Training Camp, can't be considered good news, however.

UPDATE - Per Brian Windhorst's Tweet's, the situation with Delonte West isn't getting any better -

Details on Delonte getting worse, from Wash. Post: 9 mm in waistband, .357 strapped to leg and shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back

Windhorst went on to say -

Also, apparently he was pulled over after cutting off a police cruiser on the highway. All guns were loaded.

Update from Wash. Post after the break -

Delonte West, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was driving a three-wheeled motorcycle north on Interstate 95 near Route 214 in the Largo area when he cut off a Prince George's County police officer, authorities said. The officer pulled him over, and West told the officer that he was carrying a handgun in his waistband.

That prompted the officer to call for backup, and investigators found that West was actually carrying three guns: a Beretta 9mm in his waistband, a Ruger .357 strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back, said Maj. Andy Ellis, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department.

West, who is 26 and lives in Brandywine, was arrested and charged with speeding and two counts of carrying a handgun, Ellis said. He was released today on personal recognizance, according to Ellis and online court records.

Ellis said it was unclear where West was going and why he was armed.

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