Monday, April 23, 2007

Telfair loves guns

Boston Celtics guard Sebastian Telfair was arrested early Friday after police stopped him for speeding and found a loaded handgun under a seat in his SUV. Telfair was clocked driving at 32 mph over the limit in his Range Rover. Neither Telfair nor his passenger Al Eden Fuentes had a valid driver’s license, so Telfair’s SUV was set for impoundment and searched by an officer. The officer quickly noticed the butt of the handgun sticking out from under the passenger seat.

Telfair never leaves his crib unarmed. You may recall in 2006 that a loaded handgun was found in his pillowcase on the Trail Blazers' private jet at Boston's Logan International Airport. Telfair told authorities the gun belonged to his girlfriend and that he inadvertently grabbed the wrong bag when leaving for the team's road trip.

The officer’s lucky that he didn’t have to fetch a body bag from the trunk of his cruiser. After the dismal year the Celtics had and this likely ending Telfair’s NBA career, any reasonable person would have had that gun in their mouth and the trigger cocked.

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