Delonte West Can’t Play Overseas Because of Weapons Charge, Headed to Home Depot

Delonte West was arrested in 2009 for carrying enough firearms on his motorcycle to support a small militia. He initially faced six weapons charges but took a plea deal to avoid serious punishment. Apparently part of the plea deal means a judge approves where West works and lives. Because of that, West supposedly was prevented from heading overseas to play basketball.

As I am a GM pointed out to us, West tweeted about having his plans denied.

“It’s official.. Pride to the side.. just filled out a application at Home Depot.. Lockout ain’t a game,” he tweeted Thursday. “Can’t even go get that overseas money. Judge said it’s a no go on leaving the country.”

An athlete being held accountable for his actions and being prevented from doing what he wants to? That’s a new one. Good for the judge. Who really wants Delonte taking his uzi-filled guitar cases overseas anyway? As if we don’t already have a bad enough reputation among foreign countries, the last thing we would need is West getting into fights with teammates abroad the way he has here.

Around The Web

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LVBCDFQ5ZIFD4OYNUHMU5QWKQM Ricardo

    musta spent all his money on LeBron’s Mom,maybe he can call LeBron to see if he can help a brother out

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnienani1 Bonnie Riley

    Can we hear some type of positive opinion about this guy?  He’s willing to drop some pride and get a job doing something productive during the lockout.  Good for him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002395241949 Gina Perez

    I am with u Bonnie, seems people r always quick to jump on the negativity! Guess it’s not glamorous enuf  to print something positive!  They should give controversial a rest….it’s easy to beat up on someone, especially when their already down, but maybe what fans and the world in general need to hear is something more upbeat…..food for thought. Thanks for being the first one to speak up!! Kudos