Clippers’ Amir Coffey arrested on gun charge
Los Angeles Clippers forward Amir Coffey was arrested in Los Angeles over the weekend following a routine traffic stop.
According to TMZ, Coffey was a passenger in a car that police pulled over for speeding at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning in Hollywood. Officers smelled marijuana during the stop and searched the vehicle, at which point they discovered a loaded gun.
Coffey took ownership of the gun and was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a firearm. Another person at the scene was cited for marijuana possession.
Coffey was booked into jail and released a short time later. The 26-year-old is due in court for a hearing next month.
After he went undrafted out of Minnesota in 2019, Coffey signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. He signed a 3-year, $11 million extension with the team prior to last season.
Coffey appeared in 50 games last season (9 starts) and averaged 3.4 points, 1.1. rebounds and 12.5 minutes per game.