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Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:26 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Via St. Louis Today, former NBA player and St. Louis native Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Lambert Airport for allegedly trying to bring a loaded gun through security.

Miles, who is still somehow only 29 years old, was taken into custody after security discovered the firearm in an X-Ray screening. It's unknown as to if the gun was in his luggage on actually on him. It's also not known what kind of gun it was.

Via the report, airline passengers cannot bring firearms to security checkpoints, according to TSA. All firearms, ammunition and firearm parts can only be transported in checked baggage and must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided container and declared during check-in. Violators can face criminal prosecution and civil penalties up to $7,500.

The last appearance Miles had in the NBA was in 2009 with the Grizzlies. He was invited to camp for the Bobcats in 2010 but didn't make the team.

He'll forever be known as a waste of talent as he was picked third overall straight out of high school in 2000 by the Clippers but never really worked out. He was decent, but with that much talent, he should've been something more. Character issues -- go figure -- were a big part of what held him back. He did have microfracture surgery at one point too, so that didn't help.

He also played for the Cavaliers and Trail Blazers. For his career, he averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds a game.

This isn't the first time Miles has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested in 2009 for marijuana possession and driving on a suspended license. He also had to sit out 10 games in 2008-09 when he was with Memphis for violating the NBA's substance abuse policy.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

"lacked flavor"? "article"? wtf are you talking about? This isn't an article, it is a news story. He told the story, listed the facts, and gave a conflusion. What the hell do you expect him to do, add lies to the story to make it appeal to your sense of flair and pinache? Moron.. no wonder you are a "rookie"



Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

I like the concept of this article but it was un captivating as an article, boring and lacked flavor. It was just information and a waste of my time to read. I know you are better then this! Come'on!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:42 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

It never ceases to amaze me how many stupid people play professional sports and have all that money bestowed on them to only squander it away.  Meanwhile, the rest of us "commoners" struggle to make ends meet. 



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 8:49 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport


Only in the NBA? I seem to remember a certain moron from the NFL taking a loaded gun (which he had no permit for) into a New York night club and actually shot himself in the leg. Let's not forget that in the NFL, you're allowed to hit and kill a pedestrian while driving drunk, and sitting out a year is deemed a fitting punishment before resuming your career. Oh, and Pac Man Jones, Michael Vick, and Ben Rothlesberger.........'nuff said.
The NFL may be giving the NBA a running for "Thug League", but for right now, it's still the NBA!!




Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 8:48 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

SDPRIDE17, if you're going to criticize someone for their "grammer," make sure you know how to spell 'grammar'. Undecided



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:29 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

Maybe he was gonna kidnap the guy who stole his roster spot ! This is what happens kids when you go from high school to the NBA and it doesn't work out ! You're left with zero job skills, no job readiness or a degree !

Skip the B.S. kids and get a degree !


Momma said there would be days like this ! 



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:12 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

I guess there is a lack of other ish to talk about!!!!!!!! come on Darius Miles? wow, who cares



Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:08 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

OK

only in the NBA and NFL



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:00 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

what an idiot, who the hell brings a gun to the airport? only in the nba!


Only in the NBA? I seem to remember a certain moron from the NFL taking a loaded gun (which he had no permit for) into a New York night club and actually shot himself in the leg. Let's not forget that in the NFL, you're allowed to hit and kill a pedestrian while driving drunk, and sitting out a year is deemed a fitting punishment before resuming your career. Oh, and Pac Man Jones, Michael Vick, and Ben Rothlesberger.........'nuff said.



Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:13 am
 

Darius Miles arrested for bringing gun to airport

When I seen him getting put on the street ground by the police on the show COPS years ago you could tell this kid was a moron!  Hangin out with losers from the hood shows you he never grew up...what an idiot, who the hell brings a gun to the airport? only in the nba!


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