Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Shawne Williams has reportedly pleaded guilty to marijuana possession following an arrest in December.
Ex-NBA player Shawne Williams has pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance following his December arrest ... when cops busted him for smoking a blunt inside his Porsche.
Following the arrest, Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance (for the weed) and possession with intent to sell (for the codeine).
Williams pled guilty to weed possession today and was sentenced to one day in jail and a $500 fine. He was given credit for time served and has already paid the fee.
Williams did not suit up for the Blazers but was included in the trade package -- along with Mehmet Okur and the 2012 first-round pick that became Damian Lillard -- that came to Portland from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace during a March 2012 trade. Williams was sidelined down the stretch of the 2011-2012 season because of a foot injury.
Williams, 27, holds career averages of 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
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