Sebastian Telfair Sentenced To 3 1/2 Years In Prison

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2019

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was hit with 3 and a half years behind bars for gun possession on Monday (August 12).

Telfair was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in April after officers found a gun in his auto during a 2017 traffic stop.

Judge John Hecht responded to Telfair, telling him, "I'm not going to say very much, I've observed you throughout the trial". She hasn't even gotten her period yet'.

In 2017, Telfair was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck when he was pulled over for driving without his lights on and parking on a median.

'Put a gun in his hand and fight for us n-- ...

After the officer smelled the burning marijuana, he searched the vehicle and found multiple loaded guns, ammunition, extended magazines, and a bullet-proof vest in addition to marijuana, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. "I got an American Express".

The hometown hero originally from Brooklyn made his National Basketball Association dreams come true in 2004 when the Portland Trailblazers selected him with their 13th overall pick in the first round of that year's National Basketball Association draft.

Telfair said he had a Florida concealed carry license for the weapons, but he did not have a license to carry the guns in ny.

Of the 2007 arrest, which led to a sentence of three years' probation, Telfair told Sports Illustrated in 2013 that he had the gun for "no particular reason or particular situation", adding: "Just having it, being dumb". His professional career spanned from 2004-2015, including stops with the Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers, Suns, Sixers, Raptors and Thunder.

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