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

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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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