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Delonte West agrees to plea deal on weapons charge

Jul 15, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

Delonte West.jpgDeLonte West has accepted a plea bargain deal that will have him undergo court-supervised electronic monitoring as well as do community service, according to the Associated Press.

Last September, West was arrested when speeding through Prince George’s County in Maryland, speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun and a hunting knife. All without a permit.

West pled guilty to he charges and will also undergo counseling.

Brian Windhorst also suggests David Stern will suspend West for a few games to start next season.

Wherever he plays. West us still under contract to the Cavaliers, but his $5.8 million deal is not guaranteed and everyone expects him to be waived.

  1. Browniebuck - Jul 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Why do the Cavaliers seem so intent on dumping him? He was one of the few players on that roster (not currently in Miami) that showed that he was capable of scoring in bunches when the team needed it. His salary is not that high, he plays above average defense, and he is all hustle…

  2. saw - Jul 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    I’m guessing electronic monitoring device means an ankle bracelet. Any chance he’ll be forced to wear it while he plays?

  3. Kram - Jul 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Any truth to the rumor the LeBron James paid for the bracelet so he could track West & make sure he’s not banging Gloria Jamse?

  4. Sguy2130 - Jul 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    @ Kram, not sure about that one. I heard Delonte got 3 unknown strains of STD’s from Gloria. I don’t think he will be venturing near that hole again anytime soon.

  5. ag chicago - Jul 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    What a completely ignorant child this little man is. At least speed with loaded guns in a CAR not on a motorcycle. What did he think was going to happen? Seriously flawed sense of entitlement, all because he gets paid millions of dollars to play a kid’s game for peoples entertainment.

  6. Lion Woods - Jul 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Delonte needed those weapons. He had got wind of LeBron’s retailiation plot for boinking LeBron’s mom.

  7. Lion Woods - Jul 15, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    too funny. Strange it stank so good.

  8. kgleifert - Jul 15, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Delonte is nothing but an overpayed criminal. If this was someone that didn’t have fame or money he would be in jail by now. Who needs to carry that many weapons? Unless you’re just an overpayed piece of $hit from the hood.

  9. rschelling - Jul 15, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Overpaid is the correct spelling and he has documented issues. Nothing to do with “the hood”. Grow up.

  10. SL - Jul 15, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    This seems a very fair and just outcome to the situation. Delonte had no prior criminal record and has been remorseful and cooperative throughout this entire process.
    As far as his career, I agree with Browniebuck. I do not understand the trade talks either because Delonte has actually been a very productive player from the bench. Moreover, he performed very well when LeBron sat on the bench during games at the end of the regular season. He’s got great energy and talent. I think it could be very interesting to see how Coach Scott utilizes Delonte’s talents on the court. I think they make for an intriguing coach/player combination. No matter what happens, I truly hope for the best for Delonte.

  11. Anonymous - Jul 15, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    i could not have said it better delonte is scum like lebron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  12. Lemonverbeena - Jul 15, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Hmmmmmmm….. you might have something here….. LOL

  13. Lemonverbeena - Jul 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  14. ARNIE WEXLER - Jul 16, 2010 at 8:11 AM

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