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Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:13 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

Washington State’s win over USC Thursday night might have boosted the Cougars into the at-large hunt – but they now have bigger problems to worry about.

Klay Thompson, the team’s leading scorer, was arrested for investigation of marijuana possession during a traffic stop last night.

If that's not bad enough, his own father is throwing him under the metaphorical bus. The Seattle Times quoted retired NBA legend Mychal Thompson publicly reading his son the riot act today:

"I'm so ticked off at him, I told him he needs to think about getting his degree and finishing up," said the senior Thompson, who added he believes Klay has more than a year of work to graduate. " 'You've got a lot of amends to make.' That's what I think. He's supposed to be the leader of this team, and they depend on him, and he does something stupid like this. I told him, 'Doing something like this shows how irresponsible you are.'

"There's no excuse for it."

Thompson was pulled over at 10:56 p.m. – about two hours after he scored 22 points to lead Washington to an 88-77 win over the Trojans.

According to reports, Thompson was pulled over because a headlight on his SUV was out.

“Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant said the officer smelled marijuana and that Thompson was the only one in the vehicle, but the WSU junior denied having any drugs.

“Thompson was arrested, and officers found a small amount of marijuana in the SUV when they searched the vehicle after obtaining a search warrant.”

He was cited and released, and will appear in court in four weeks.

Thompson, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from California, is averaging 21.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists this season. He is one of the top shooters in the country, making better than 41 percent of his 3-point attempts.

This is the second time a Washington State player has gotten in trouble with marijuana this season, as starting point guard Reggie Moore was arrested on December 11 for possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Moore was “suspended indefinitely,” missing a road contest at Stanford before returning the next game.

Moore also might miss the Cougars’ next game, as he landed awkwardly after coming down on a defender’s foot early in last night’s game. He did not return to the game, appearing with his foot in a walking boot.

If Thompson misses any time,expect sixth man Faisal Aden to start in his place. Aden is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.9 points per game. He averaged 17.3 points in the eight games he started this season. Last night, with Moore hobbled, Aden put up 20 points.

With Moore and Thompson both questionable for tomorrow’s game against UCLA, it will be up to Aden and DeAngelo Casto, the big man who is averaging 17.7 points in his last six games, to provide most of the offensive production.

Washington State is still on the outside looking in, but a win against the Bruins tomorrow could put the Cougars in the picture. They already own a sweep of Washington, as well as wins over bubble teams Gonzaga and Baylor.

Ironically, last night’s game gave Washington State a chance at the NCAA Tournament, but last night’s overall events might also end the Cougars’ chances.

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ad1_Colts
Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2011 12:06 pm
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Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

DawgsFan4Life: How Venoy Overton working out for ya?



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

The big story in this article should be that Washington State University seems to think "Suspended indefinitely" means missing one game? Way to lay the "indefinitely" law down Washington State.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

this must be a slow news period, all this attention for some overrated kid who wont make the pros..............."All this attention"?  A single article for the leading scorer in the Pac-10 isn't exactly the OJ Simpson Bronco coverage all over again.  Get a grip.  Pointless whining really went out of style when you were two years old.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

While I'll agree that he wasn't an "NBA legend," your assertion that he was a "scrub" is at least equally ignorant. Thompson was a solid pro for 12 seasons- he was just a notch below all-star level when he was with Portland...................Exactly.

  The clown who called him a scrub never saw him play and knows nothing about basketball or he wouldn't make an ignorant comment like that.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

The moral of this story is - check to make sure all your lights are working...especially if you got pot in your car.



Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 11:03 am
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

also his dad wasn't an nba legend,

he was a scrub who rode worthy, magic, and kareems coattails for a ring.

While I'll agree that he wasn't an "NBA legend," your assertion that he was a "scrub" is at least equally ignorant. Thompson was a solid pro for 12 seasons- he was just a notch below all-star level when he was with Portland, and was a double digit scorer and deffensive specialist off the bench for the Laker title teams he was on (He backed up and aging Kareem and played just slightly fewer minutes/g). 



Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2011 10:46 am
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

How can a leading scorer, who just pumped in 22 points hours earlier, light up some weed and not worry about the consequence?  Then he drives a vehicle, with only one head light, that will definately get him pulled over by johnny law.  Which it did, then he out-right lies to the cop, and of coarse, gets in trouble.  Of all the bone-head things he probably has done, this will definately top them.

Note to all you pot-smoking college atheletes:  If you are going to light up in a vehicle, make sure everything works before you drive.  Also, be truthful to the cop.  They know what weed smells like.  If you tell the truth and say, "Yea, I smoked a little and yes, I have a little and it is right here" more than likely, the cop would have let you off with a warning and a fix-the-head-light ticket.  Instead, now look at you..........



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2011 10:05 am
 

Klay Thompson cited for marijuana possession

I listen to to live here in SoCal, and with a older son in college I totally agree with Mychal Thompson. First of all he schedule to cohost the show. Second he always says what's on his mind, why wouldn't comment on his son making a dumb mistake. I was told this by my father when I was 18, the mistake I make in life can help or hurt you.


Whosblaky
Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2011 8:39 am
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