Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Appropriately Named Ex-Player Sent to Jail

Former Cincinnati Bearcat and 11 year NBA veteran Corie Blount was sentenced to a year in jail today for having 11 pounds of weed sent to him and having another 18 pounds of the stuff in his house.

What's most amazing about the story is that Blount's (pronounced blunt) defense was that "the marijuana was intended for personal use and to share with friends."

Now I'm no expert, but 29 pounds of weed is substantial - it's not Nate Newton style substantial - but no one is smoking 29 pounds of pot by themselves or with some friends - even if their friends are Ricky Williams, Snoop Dogg and the Grateful Dead.

Of course, the best part of the story is saved for the end when Judge Craig Hedric cited Cheech and Chong in during the sentencing - saying even they would have a hard time smoking that amount. While he might be right, I'm sure they'd try - which gives me an excuse to run another terrible 70s era movie trailer:

UPDATE: Apparently Deadspin reads this blog and rips off all my stuff (I kid, I wish they knew we existed) and now have a video of Chris McHendry really enjoying this news as well.

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