Ex-NBA guard Telfair sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Article Image Former NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison

Article Image Former NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison

Sebastian Telfair, former high school standout and ex-NBA hooper has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after being found guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon back in April.

Telfair was convicted of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in April following a jury trial. Police reportedly pulled them over for driving without headlights on but upon approaching the vehicle they smelled weed and noticed a burning joint inside the truck. During the search, police said they found marijuana, a bullet-proof vest, three handguns, a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition in Telfair's vehicle.

Telfair pleaded not guilty, but was convicted by a NY jury and reportedly faced up to 15 years in prison on the weapons charge.

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"Telfair was convicted of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon back in April ... and was facing up to 15 years behind bars, so it could've been worse for the hooper".

Telfair, who was a first-round pick by the Trail Blazers in the 2004 draft, is a former 14-year journeyman in the league. He spent time with the Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers, Cavaliers, Suns and Raptors.

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