Monday, May 26, 2008

Dumbass Athlete Part II: Noah arrested in Gainesville for marijuana possession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - "Authorities in Gainesville have charged Chicago Bulls forward and former Florida star Joakim Noah with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol.

Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Rick Roberts says Noah was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after an officer spotted him on a sidewalk holding a plastic cup containing an amber drink, a violation of city law. During a search at the station, officers found marijuana in his pocket.

Noah was released after signing a notice to appear before a judge - standard procedure for such offenses. He could face up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine for the marijuana charge.

Noah led the Gators to consecutive national championships before being selected ninth overall in last June's draft by the Bulls. He averaged 6.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 74 games as a rookie.

Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam said general manager John Paxson "did express to Joakim his disappointment in his actions this weekend" and added: "Until we gather further information on this situation, we won't be making any further comment."

A cop doesn't recognize Noah and surprises the hell out of him by daring to tell the ever so entitled local athlete to either dump the beer or go for a ride. Noah thinks its a joke, I mean, only nobody's get hassled for weed or brewsky in Gainesville.



Don't know if there are more sneaker stores or pot dealers in Gainesville, but do know its cool as all hell to see something, anything done about the staggering hulks who've been assured they're Gods-gift and can get away with anything short of murder. Hogtown isn't the Big Easy, Noah knows that and was plain stupid to get caught at last-call when the cops are itching to catch those dumb enough to weave down the street with their final beers. Especially when they are 7' tall.

But at least now we know why he dresses so... spiffy.

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