Delonte West Pleads Guilty to Traffic, Weapons Charges in Maryland

July 15th, 2010 by Elliott Pohnl Leave a reply »
Despite his average abilities as an NBA player, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West has a knack for finding himself in the spotlight.

It’s just usually for the wrong reasons.

The 26-year-old plead guilty to weapons and traffic charges Thursday in a Maryland court stemming from his arrest in September of 2009.

Accompanied by his mother in court, a judge sentenced West to eight months of electronic monitoring, two years of probation, and 40 hours of community service and counseling.

Hopefully, the psychological counseling will do the troubled NBA journeyman some good.

West was detained after he cut off a police car on the Capital Beltway while speeding on his three-wheel motorcycle.  Officers found two loaded handguns, a shotgun, and a Bowie knife on his person.

The NBA is not expected to discipline West until reviewing court documents in the case.

The Cavaliers are desperately trying to move his contract after a season filled with distractions both on and off the court.  A buyout clause in the deal could allow the team to waive him at a fairly minimal cost.

West, normally one of the few Cavaliers who played ...

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