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Former NBA Star Arrested In Airport For Carrying Gun

Eric Parra |
October 19, 2013 | 1:54 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Former NBA star, Bill Russel (wikimedia/creative commons)
Former NBA star, Bill Russel (wikimedia/creative commons)
There’s quite a few things you can get detained for in an airport. Carrying a loaded handgun is definitely among them. That’s what Boston Celtics NBA legend, Bill Russell was arrested for earlier in the week while in a Seattle airport.  

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79 and known for leading the Celtics to 11 championships before retiring in 1969, Russell was issued a state citation and released after being caught with a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun on Wednesday. He was found during a screening of carry-on bags at the TSA checkpoint and immediately put in detainment.

Along with the state citation, Russell may also be fined up to $7,500.

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