Former NBA player, Sebastian Telfair could face up to 15 years of jail time on gun charges. The 33-year-old has been retired from the NBA ever since his last season in 2014 with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
According to TMZ Sports, the ex-NBA star was convicted of “Felony criminal possession of a weapon” by a jury on the 24th of April. Telfair was originally caught in June 2017 at a routine traffic stop where Police discovered guns, ammunition, a bulletproof vest, and marijuana inside his car.
Per TMZ Sports:
Ex-NBA star Sebastian Telfair has been convicted of possessing a firearm…and could be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Telfair — a 33-year-old former high school phenom who spent 12 seasons in the NBA — was busted back in June 2017 in Brooklyn — after cops found several weapons during a traffic stop.
Officials say Telfair — who played with the (Portland) Trail Blazers, (Boston) Celtics, (Los Angeles) Clippers, and (Minnesota) Timberwolves, to name a few — had 3 pistols and what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle.
Cops say he was also carrying a ton of ammo and a bulletproof vest — as well as some weed.
Telfair pled not guilty and fought the charges…but was found guilty by a jury in NYC of felony criminal possession of a weapon, according to our law enforcement sources.
Telfair had both his wife and mistress testify against him about the weapons he was carrying on him. The mistress, Caterina Scotto, also admitted that she rented storage units for Telfair and told the jury that she saw him being very threatening with weapons on multiple occasions in the past.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that the ex-NBA player has found himself in trouble with authorities. In 2007, Telfair was caught with a loaded handgun in his car when he was asked to pull over by Police after he was caught speeding. Just a year later, he pleads guilty for criminal possession of a weapon where he was given three years’ probation.
An end result of long jail time will truly be very disappointing for a man who could have had a much different lifestyle if he had just made the right choices.