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Report: Grizzlies G Selby hit with weed charge

Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:42 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 5:43 pm
Posted by Ben Golliverjosh-selby

Rookie Josh Selby entered the NBA with some baggage, and he didn't make it one game before getting into his first off-court incident.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports that Selby, a second round draft pick of the Memphis Grizzlies, was hit with a "misdemeanor marijuana possession charge" following an October incident in Maryland.
Grizzlies rookie guard Josh Selby is facing a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge after police found probable cause during an Oct. 5 incident at the University of Maryland. 

"I have no comment about it," Selby said. "It is what it is."

Maryland makes a distinction between marijuana and all other illegal drugs. Possessing or using marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. 
The paper reports that his court date is in late-January and that Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace will "withhold judgment" until that time. Because the incident occurred during the lockout, Selby should be free and clear of an NBA punishment.

Selby, 20, was considered a first round talent but slipped to the No. 49 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft because of an assortment of red flags. During his one year at Kansas, Selby was suspended 9 games for taking thousands of dollars worth of impermissible benefits, he suffered a foot injury and there was an unsubstantiated rumor of a disagreement with coach Bill Self.

A talented and lightning-quick scorer, Selby is averaging 4.5 points and 2.8 assists per game in four appearances off of the Grizzlies bench so far this season.

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Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:59 pm

Report: Grizzlies G Selby hit with weed charge

Somewhere there is a Grizzly GM, Owner, someone who is saying, "Damn, we too a chance and we are as dumb as we look.  Next time, when I say 'he is just a kid and those red flags don't mean anything, will you please kick my ass!

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:38 pm

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And let's face it, most of these stupid articles are only read by us much did he have?  What did he say?  Where was he?  Aw man, he was harrassed...dude....

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:37 pm

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I have embibed most of my life.  It has definitely affected me negatively with communication skills, train of thought, weight gain, etc.   People that smoke and defend it like it is drinking coca cola(which is pretty bad for you also) sound like the idiots they have become. 

Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:00 pm

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Just because he smokes marijuana does not mean he will smoke crack but you are correct that it is the gateway drug. What percentage of people who have ever used crack never smoked marijuana? The number is low real low. It's a shame that he has to use drugs when he is fortunate enough to be a professional athlete. i hope he keeps smoking marijuana and eventually loses his job and all the privileges that it gives him. After that he can sit around, smoke marijuana and be the knucklehead that he is. Who cares if it is worse than alcohol, the bottom line is it is illegal. If he does not want to follow the laws of this country he is free to leave.

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:43 pm

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Who freakin cares????  IT'S WEED!!!!  You know how many of our government officials use that stuff???  It should be legal anyways.

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:52 pm

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You do not have to be a brain to know that alcohol is legal and marijuana is not legal in the United States. It matters not what side you come down on the use or non-use of marijuana, since it is illegal and would affect your ability to make a very good living earning millions and millions of dollars, then you would have to be some sort of idiot not to reduce your use of this substance.

Perhaps I am in the minority on this subject, but if given a choice of earning millions of dollars or giving up smoking marijuana this would be a no brainier.

Earning this money would place you and your family in a position not to want and have things others only dream of..

There are people that smoke or use this substance daily, however, they are not in a position to earn 2-3 million dollars per year.

I hope this young man is able to think straight, make the decision that would make him a star in the NBA, earning a sufficient income to take care of his family, in a way others not gifted with his athletic skills, would not be able to.


Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:54 am

Report: Grizzlies G Selby hit with weed charge

cool comment..retard

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:30 am

Report: Grizzlies G Selby hit with weed charge

It's probably not on Selby's best interest to be smoking pot, but to make abig deal about it is ridiculous. It's as if they're saying Selby had a couple drinks of an alcoholic beverage. again, not in his best interest or the interest of the team, but it's still inconsequential. It's only illegal because absolute moaralists who have never embibed and believe the load of crap diseminated by the media to perpetuate the lies perpetrarted upon the American pubic to benefit the prison industry. I'm not in favor of smoking pot, but I've smoked enough to know that this whole charade is a bunch of bull$hit.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:20 am

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selby is a loser. at ku he didnt have the grades, was not an asset to the team. im surprised anybody drafted him in the nba.

Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:43 pm

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Well if hes smoking weed next will be crack. Its the gateway drug!! lol 

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