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Darius Miles to face felony charges for airport gun incident

Sep 30, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

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Just a reminder out there for those of you traveling this weekend: The federal government severely frowns on you brining a gun on board an airplane.

Former NBA player Darius Miles forgot that back in August, now he is about to face felony charges for it. has the details (via Eye on Basketball).

Former NBA player and East St. Louis High School product Darius Miles is facing a weapons charge stemming from a recent incident at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

The St. Louis County Prosecutor has charged Miles with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. Miles was arrested at Lambert in early August after a Transportation Security Administration screener allegedly found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.

Miles played seven seasons in the NBA — he was a Clippers lottery pick — but is likely done as an NBA player. His knees are the reason, but his attitude didn’t help. He’s been out of the league two seasons and last training camp the Charlotte Bobcats took a look at him and passed. However, if he had hopes of a comeback, of showing teams how he has matured, this pretty much smashed them.

  1. edmazeing1 - Sep 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Remeber when him & Q Rich where suppose to be the next big thing!!!

    • cosanostra71 - Sep 30, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      that team was bad but it sure was fun to watch… Andre Miller, Miles, Maggette, Q-Rich, Lamar Odom, Jeff McInnis and the great Eric Piatkowski

  2. seanb20124 - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    He had a cool commercial years ago with white chocolate.

  3. trbowman - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    X-Rays revealed Miles was even blacker than previously anticipated.

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