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Former NBA player Iman Shumpert asked police if he could catch his flight to L.A. before he was taken into custody at Dallas Fort Worth Airport on Saturday.

Shumpert, 32, was charged with possession of 6.12 ounces of weed. Marijuana possession is illegal in Texas.

According to the DFW Airport police report, the drugs were found in Shumpert's backpack at a TSA checkpoint at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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The former Brooklyn Nets guard asked police "if there was any way he could make his flight" to Los Angeles to pick up his daughter.

Shumpert was told no, and he was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and taken to the airport jail.

The police report also says Shumpert had a Glock magazine with 14 rounds in his backpack but no gun.

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Shumpert and his wife Teyana Taylor, 31, share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr. and Rue Rose, 2.

Shumpert is an NBA free agent. He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

In 2021, he became the first NBA player to win "Dancing with the Stars."

Shumpert plays Rob Lafayette in The Chi Season 5.

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Former NBA star Iman Shumpert was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday, July 30, and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Shumpert, 32, was arrested on felony drug charges after officers discovered a clear plastic bag containing a "sizeable" amount of marijuana in his backpack.

DFW Airport Police determined the weed weighed 6.12 ounces, according to TMZ Sports.

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Shumpert, who is married to R&B singer Teyana Taylor, 31, was handcuffed and transported to a nearby jail "without incident," according to TMZ Sports.

Marijuana is not legal in Texas for medical or recreational use.

Possession of over one ounce of weed in Texas is interpreted as "intent to distribute" marijuana or trafficking.

Cops also discovered a Glock magazine and fourteen 9mm rounds in Shumpert's backpack but no gun. The charge is classified as a "State Jail Felony." If convicted, Shumpert faces up to 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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The former Cavaliers and Knicks guard is currently an NBA free agent.

Shumpert and Taylor were married in 2016. They share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr. and Rue Rose, 2.

Shumpert won Season 30 of "Dancing With The Stars."

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Health officials issued an urgent warning to people who smoke high-potency kush or weed.

A new study shows high-potency kush cannabis products pose a risk of psychosis.

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Weed smokers prefer high-potency kush because it provides a more euphoric, relaxing high. It doesn't make them jumpy or hungry like weaker strains of the herb.

However, a new study shows smoking too much potent kush can cause irreversible psychosis and brain damage.

The high-potency weed is now available in marijuana dispensaries that grow their own plants.

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The potency is measured by how much THC is found in the kush. THC is the chemical in cannabis responsible for its psychoactive effects.

But experts say the higher potency kush is a health hazard, especially to teenagers whose brains are still developing.

"With the increasing strength of cannabis available in the U.S. and around the globe, it's important to understand the long-term health outcomes that might be associated with using these types of products as compared to what has traditionally been available," said Ziva Cooper, director of the UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids.
 

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Idris Elba (L) confessed he was Dave Chappelle's weed man before finding fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's The Wire.

Idris brought his experience as a petty drug dealer to the critically acclaimed HBO crime drama about the Baltimore drug scene.

During an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show, Idris said selling weed was just one of his side hustles. He was also a DJ spinning records at nightclubs before making it big in Hollywood.

"I did that for a little bit just to help pay the way," the Hedgehog 2 star said. "I DJed quite a bit... [and] I was a doorman at Caroline's Comedy Club."

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Idris said he took advantage of his gig as a doorman at the comedy club to meet comedians who wanted to get high before their gigs.

The British actor told Jess Cagle and co-host, Julia Cunningham, that his celebrity clientele, including Chappelle, were impressed by his manners and his British accent.

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"I meet the comedians [now] that kind of remember the English guy," he says. "Tall English guy with the funny accent and the little hair. David Chappelle remembers me cause he used to buy weed from me! Anyway, moving on."

Idris reminisced about the hit TV show that made him famous as hunky drug lord Russell "Stringer" Bell.

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"Season 1 was sort of like a sleeper hit," he said. "People were like, 'Have you seen this show? It's kind of interesting.' Especially in the African American community, 'cause it was, you know, that first season was centered around the Barksdales in Baltimore. By Season 3, it was up there with The Sopranos as a show that everyone was watching ... People continue to discover it to this day."
 

 

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Tiffany Haddish was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Peachtree City, Ga. early Friday.

TMZ reports the comedic actress was arrested about 4 a.m. for suspicion of DUI and improper stopping on a roadway. Haddish posted bond at about 6:30 a.m., TMZ reports.

A concerned motorist called police to report a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Officers spotted a car that matched the description and pulled Haddish over, TMZ reports.

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Police detected the odor of marijuana on Haddish and charged her with driving under the influence.

The arrest comes as Haddish, 42, is facing a midlife crisis after being dumped by rapper Common. She told Entertainment Tonight that her personal life is in shambles after the tragic deaths of close friends such as comedian Bob Saget.

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"I'm very emotional. I've been crying a lot 'cause it's - that's my heart. My dog was my heart, and the other people who passed, you know, they were my rocks. They had my back. I mean, they taught me a lot, so I lost the physical, [but] I'm sure I got them in the spiritual," said Haddish.

On Monday, Haddish mourned the loss of Carl Craig, a movie producer and father of Tristan Thompson's first baby mama, Jordan Craig.

Haddish wrote on Instagram:

"This one hurts a lot Carl Craig. When I 1st met you we laughed for three hours. That was in 2004 you taught me so much about this business, you protected me, pushed me, Scolded me, advised me, and congratulated me. I love you and I will keep you in my memories and heart R.I.P."

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Parents are outraged after rapper T.I.'s 17-year-old son, King, shared a video featuring strippers at his birthday bash on his Instagram Story.

King is the son of rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, 40, and Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 45.

King, who has over 720K followers on Instagram, was featured on T.I. and Tiny's now-canceled reality TV series.

The aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name "Kid Saiyan" turned 17 on August 25. To celebrate, the youngster smoked marijuana while filming nude, gyrating strippers on his cell phone. The floor is littered with dollar bills.

The video is still live on Instagram despite the fact that he is underage and most of his followers are minors.

Parents complained that King exposed their children to adult situations by sharing the inappropriate video on his feed.

Parents say they have contacted child protective services to report the child smoking marijuana while nude strippers dance.

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Many parents asked where are his parents, while others noted that King is his father's son.

Question: Would you allow your 17-year-old son to smoke weed and hire nude women to dance for him?

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Tennessee Titans star Julio Jones (right) and former NFL wide receiver Roddy White (left) are among the defendants in a lawsuit filed by a cannabis company.

The former Atlanta Falcons teammates and their co-defendants are accused of alleged fraud and money laundering allegations, according to court papers obtained by the Tennessean.

Genetixs cannabis company claims that Jones, White and others sold around $3 million per month in cannabis since March and kept all the profits for themselves.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants illegally managed and operated Genetixs' cannabis facility, and failed to report weed sales since March 2021.

Genetixs estimates about $3 million in cannabis was sold illegally by the defendants who then kept the profits for themselves.

According to the Tennessean newspaper:

"Jones and White, who were teammates with the Falcons from 2011 to 2015, are accused of colluding with John Van Beek and his son, Shaun Van Beek, to run a black-market cannabis operation through the Genetixs facility. Jones and White had invested in Genetixs through White's SLW Holdings, per the documents."

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American NBA player James Harden, left, and rapper Lil Baby, 2nd from right, were briefly detained by the French police on Thursday.

Lil Baby, real name Dominique Armani Jones, was in a car that was pulled over by police on Avenue Montaigne in Paris after officers observed thick plumes of smoke wafting from the car.

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Lil Baby and his small entourage were taken to the police station for questioning. Harden, who was nearby, attempted to intervene and was also detained.

Police found 20 grams of cannabis in the car. The noxious plant is illegal in France, according to ESPN. A female police officer was seen checking a vaporizer found in the vehicle.

There were no arrests and the men were never taken into custody.

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The rapper and the Brooklyn Nets star are in Paris to attend 2021 Paris Fashion Week events.

In June, Harden was named to the board of luxury brand Saks Fifth Avenue. In a press release, Harden claimed he had "a love of fashion."

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Sha'Carri Richardson's name was left off the roster for the 4x100 relay team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The American sprinter received a 30-day suspension for a failed drug test after she won the 100-meter dash at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon last month.

Richardson tested positive for THC, an ingredient found in marijuana. The positive test meant she would lose her spot on Team USA's 100-meter dash.

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The 21-year-old held out hope that she would still be part of the 4x100 relay team since her suspension was up before the start of the relays on Aug. 4.

However, her name was left off the roster USATF released on Tuesday.

Richardson received the bad news over the weekend. She sent out a series of tweets that suggested she didn't take the news well.

Richardson told her followers the Olympic Games will not be the same without her.

"The support [from] my community I thank y'all, the negative [people] forget y'all and enjoy the games because we all know it won't be the same... I'm sorry, I can't be y'all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I'll be your World Champ next year... All these perfect people that know how to live life, I'm glad I'm not one of them!"

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Celebrities and politicians are calling on Joe Biden to show support for track & field star Sha'Carri Richardson following her suspension for smoking marijuana.

The 30-day suspension means Richardson is out of the Tokyo Olympics where she was the favorite to win a gold medal in the 100-meter dash.

Republican congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted Friday:

"The press who love to bathe in the intersectionality of race-gender-sports should ask @JoeBiden if he believes Sha'carri Richardson should be barred from representing America for using a drug legal in most states that doesn’t impact performance.

I sure as hell don't."

Last week, Biden showed support for disgraced track and field athlete Gwen Berry after she turned her back on the American flag at the U.S. trials.

So far, the 46th president has not responded to Richardson's 30-day suspension.

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Other celebrities and notables who defended Richardson include actress Gabrielle Union who tweeted:

"Weed is great for many a thing but running faster isn't one of them. LET HER RUN!!! #ShacarriRichardson."

And ex-ESPN journo Jemele Hill tweeted:

"Between Sha'Carri Richardson and this, the Olympics really are sending quite the message to black women."

Sponsor Nike is standing by its athlete: "We appreciate Sha'Carri's honesty and accountability and will continue to support her through this time."

Others noted say the suspension is karma for Richardson's anti-Lil Nas X tweet in March.


 

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American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson apologized to her fans for failing a drug test, that resulted in a 30-day suspension.

A source tells NBC that Richardson tested positive for THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, after she won the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon last month.

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The positive test result means Richardson won't be allowed to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which kicks off on July 23 in Japan.

The 21-year-old Dallas native issued an apology on NBC's "Today" show on Friday morning. "I want to take responsibility for my actions. I know what I did. I know what I'm supposed to do. I know what I'm allowed not to do, and I still made that decision."

Richardson blamed her mother's sudden death last month for her lapse in good judgment. She said learning of her mother's death sent her into a state of "emotional panic."

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Richardson, who was raised by her aunt and grandmother, added:

"(I'm) not making an excuse or looking for any empathy in my case, but, however, being in that position in my life, finding out something like that, something that I would say is probably one of the biggest things that have impacted me ... that definitely was a very heavy topic on me. I greatly apologize if I let you guys down, and I did."

She dismissed rumors that she used performance-enhancing steroids. "It's never been a steroid. It will never be a steroid."

"Don't judge me because I am human. I'm you, I just happen to run a little faster."
 

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American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson may miss the Tokyo Olympic Games this month after she reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance.

According to The Jamaican Gleaner, Richardson, 21, tested positive for cannabis, aka marijuana, and could miss her chance to win a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which kicks off on July 23 in Japan.

Richardson faces a 30-day suspension from international competition.

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She has already withdrawn from a track and field meet in Stockholm, where she was scheduled to run in the 200-meter race.

Speculation ran rampant on social media that Richardson tested positive for performance enhancing drugs such as steroids.

However, it was reported by Reuters on Thursday that Richardson tested positive for cannabis at the U.S. Trials in Eugene, Oregon last month.

Richardson won the women's 100-meter dash in 10.86 seconds at the U.S. Trials.

Reuters also reported that the U.S trials' 4th place finisher Jenna Prandini was already asked to fill in the third spot on the USA Olympic team if Richardson is disqualified.

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Richardson's agent, Renaldo Nehemiah, former NFL star and record holder in the 110 meters, did not respond to Reuters' request for a comment.

The news prompted anger on social media. Many users questioned why Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was allowed to compete in the Olympics after he admitted to smoking marijuana in 2009.

Phelps was suspended for 6 months in February 2009, but his suspension occurred during the off-season.

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White House staffers who smoked marijuana in the past are not welcome in the Biden administration.

The Biden administration shocked White House staffers by asking them to resign their positions if they have ever smoked weed.

According to multiple reports, "dozens" of White House staffers were either suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program because they confessed to past marijuana use.

The White House staffers were asked during the background-check process if they had ever used marijuana in the past.

The ones who answered "yes" were told the Biden administration was willing to overlook some marijuana use, but they were later asked to resign.

The staffers who didn't lose their jobs despite marking "yes" to marijuana use were retained to "ensure that talented and otherwise well-qualified applicants with limited marijuana use will not be barred from serving the American people."

The response on social media was swift. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson wrote it's "incredibly stupid for many reasons," considering "that cannabis is legal is Washington, DC."

While Bloomberg's Steven Dennis wondered aloud if a "young Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or JFK would have been excluded from this White House" for smoking weed.

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Wiz Khalifa smoked a fat joint while heading to the gym with his current girlfriend Aimee Aguilar on Tuesday.

Drug dealers rarely get high on their own supply, but Wiz has his own weed company, Khalifa Kush, so he promotes his products whenever possible to ensures high quality for his customers.

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Wiz, real name Cameron Thomaz, previously dated model Winnie Harlow, 26, who is now with LA Lakers star Kyle Kuzma, 25.

Wiz was dressed casually in a shorts set and Adidas slides, while Aimee looked stunning in a vibrant pink crop top and matching leggings.

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Wiz, a 33-year-old Virgo, shares 8-year-old son Sebastian with Instagram model Amber Rose, 37.

Sandrarose.com readers can't get enough of Wiz Khalifa's hot bod after his sex tape leaked last year.

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Doctors are concerned about the effects of smoking marijuana among young people who are vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Weed smokers put themselves at risk of dying if they contract the coronavirus.

Weed smokers are among the COVID-19 high-risk categories and explains why more young people are succumbing to the virus in recent weeks.

Doctors say marijuana smoke weakens the heart muscles, putting weed smokers and vapers at higher risk of dying due to COVID-19. Doctors have previously linked weed smoking to deaths of young people who contract COVID-19.

"The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels," said Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, the deputy chief science and medical officer for the American Heart Association, in a statement.

Experts say anyone considering smoking mary jane recreationally should consult with their doctors first.

In addition to COVID-19 risk factor, doctors also found weed smoking has "the potential to interfere with prescribed medications" as well as "trigger cardiovascular conditions or events, such as heart attacks and strokes," said clinical pharmacologist Robert Page II.

"If people choose to use cannabis for its medicinal or recreational effects, the oral and topical forms, for which doses can be measured, may reduce some of the potential harms," Page said in a statement.

"It is also vitally important that people only use legal cannabis products because there are no controls on the quality or the contents of cannabis products sold on the street," he added.