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Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 12:30 pm  |  17 responses

Bill Russell Arrested for Carrying Loaded Gun to Airport


Hall of Famer and NBA legend Bill Russell found himself in some hot legal water this week — he was arrested for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage. Per the AP: “Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested this week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officials found a loaded gun in his luggage. Russell was arrested Wednesday night as he attempted to go through security. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper confirmed Friday night that Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area. Russell’s gun was confiscated and he was released. Russell’s gun was a .38-caliber pistol and was loaded with six rounds, according to a TSA spokesman. He was turned over to Port of Seattle police and there were no disruptions at the airport.”

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  • mäu

    Youngsters these days.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Damn. Didn’t know Bill Russell was a fan of the Heat!! Would’ve never guessed it

  • spit hot fiyah

    maybe it was morgan freeman and he was filming a movie and got mistaken for russell

  • Dundler

    ‘Wanted 2′

  • berkamore

    ROFL. “You know how they are, you can’t tell’em s…t” (Samuel L. Jackson voice)

  • Nick Holden

    hahaha, I have to say this is a little funny. Can you imagine Bill Russel in handcuffs?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    If one is traveling by plane, how do you legally transport your licensed gun with you? Apparently, not in checked or carry-on luggage? UPS it?

  • Dagger

    “Apparently, not in checked or carry-on luggage.”

    Shocking, I know.

  • Allan

    Bill Russell is still mad cuz of this

  • C.M.G

    you can carry an unloaded gun in checked luggage only, and it has to be unloaded.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    why would you need to take a loaded gun when you have the TSA there protecting the airport?

  • WTT

    “This game has always been, and will always be, about choppers”

  • TBRK

    if there is anyone on the planet I’d be cool with carrying a loaded gun around……just saying..dudes a walking national treasure

  • TBRK

    or in the back of a crown vic lol

  • The Mauve Avenger

    This game is all about gettin duckets.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    but why do we need individual firearms? A generic response that a gun will protect someone has evidence but how many situtions is unknown. Plus I think all weapons should be disposed off except for special law enforcement. Can a gun protect you if it safely concealed while someone has a knife to your throat.

    Also, this whole conspiracy that illuminati and the government is evil is crazy. Like these people who work in government grow up, breath the same air, and drink the same water, and people think there is some secrete agenda I mean really wake up FEAR FEAR FEAR MONGERING.

    I find this statement most fitting for fear mongering “The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence” – argument from ignorance. Where are the Iraq WMDs. So many soldiers lost their lives without even knowing what they were fighting for? To protect freedoms from weapons that never existed to threaten those freedoms.

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