Bill Russell Arrested for Carrying Loaded Gun to Airport

by October 19, 2013

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.”