Zach Randolph, NBA player and two-time all-star, was arrested on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell. The basketball star was booked into jail at 4:23 am on Thursday morning, with a bail set at $20,000.
The athlete had recently signed a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings for $24 million. Before the transition, Randolph had eight successful seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Last month, his former team announced plans to retire his jersey, No. 50, for helping Memphis reach the playoffs for seven straight seasons. He held the franchise record for rebounds and was a necessary asset to the team’s success.
While his athletic success is notable, he is in the headlines for much darker reasons. According to TMZ, law enforcement received a call to come to the Nickerson Gardens area in L.A. around 10 pm Wednesday night.
When they arrived, they found a large crowd of people listening to loud music, smoking, and blocking the roadway. When three people grabbed their waistbands and began running, cops went after them.
When the three were caught, including Randolph, they were arrested for marijuana possession. After, the large crowd became unsettled and began vandalizing the cop cars. Police officers ended up recovering two guns, drugs, and a lot of cash. They also impounded two vehicles.
Randolph was released on bail on Thursday morning, shortly following his arrest. He was seen leaving with a smile on his face.
So far, no comments have been made from the athlete’s representative or from his new basketball team.
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