Chris Bosh’s mother has been arrested and accused of exploiting a disabled man as part of her drug dealing.
Frieda Bosh had been living in a home that was running a drug trafficking operation, and was a suspect in that ring. She has now been arrested with an added accusation — that she was forcing another resident of the home, Johnathan Brown, to use his disability check to pay for rent.
The drug ring was Brown’s, and according to the police report via TMZ Sports, Bosh “allowed this to occur as a means of obtaining free narcotics and marijuana from Brown, while also allowing narcotics and marijuana to be distributed from the offense location.”
Bosh’s mother has denied wrongdoing and accused son Chris of trying to evict her. Chris Bosh himself is not said to be involved in any of the potential illegality.
The mother of Chris Bosh is denying any ties to a drug trafficking operation and has a pretty good explanation for what’s going on.
The DeSoto, Texas home where Freida Bosh has been living, which is owned by her son, Chris, was raided on Friday morning by police in a drug sting. Police believed crack cocaine and heroin were being trafficked from the home.
Freida spoke with TMZ Sports in an interview published on Monday to explain her side. She says that she and her son Chris have a deteriorating relationship and he has been trying to evict her from the home. She told TMZ Sports that she took on short-term tenants to help raise money to pay for her legal bills to fight the eviction. She is blaming one of those short-term tenants for creating the drug mess.
No arrests have been made in the drug case yet.
Chris Bosh, 33, is an 11-time NBA All-Star but has not played in the league since the 2015-16 season due to blood clots. He recently said he is still open to continuing his career. His family says they are hoping to reconcile matters.
Chris Bosh is still not ready to call it quits on his playing career.
In a recent appearance on “The Full 48” podcast with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, the former Miami Heat big man said that he is still holding out hope for a return to the NBA.
“That’s still there in front of me,” said Bosh, per Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post. “The window is still open. Once I close the doors, it’s closed. I don’t open it back up. That’s kind of me as a human being.
“But yeah, for me, I don’t close anything until I’m officially done,” he added. “So until that day, I’ll definitely let everybody know when that day comes, if it comes soon. I still, of course, work out and everything, still doing work on the court. That’s very important to me. I’m still keeping my options open for the future. I know a lot of people don’t know that, but don’t write me off just yet.”
The 33-year-old Bosh, whose Hall of Fame-caliber resume includes two championships, 11 All-Star appearances, and an All-NBA selection, last played in February 2016, though his name appeared in headlines for bad reasons this week. He was officially waived by the Heat last June after an NBA doctor ruled that Bosh’s blood-clotting issues were indeed career-ending.
Given his condition, the health risks of Bosh continuing to pursue an NBA career go without saying. But he has always remained vocal about his desire to keep playing, even if he has been engaging in other basketball-related pursuits since he last saw the court.
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Chris Bosh’s mother Freida is a suspect in a drug trafficking raid that took place on Friday morning, according to a report.
TMZ Sports reports that DeSoto Police in Texas raided a home Friday morning that they suspect was being used to traffic drugs. TMZ says Bosh’s mother was named on the search warrant as a suspect in the trafficking operation. They say the home is owned by Chris, though they don’t believe the 11-time NBA All-Star has anything to do with the alleged drug operation.
According to TMZ’s report, evidence was seized from the home, including “a large amount of drug paraphernalia was recovered consistent with narcotics trafficking.”
Officials reportedly believe crack cocaine and heroin were being trafficked through the home.
Bosh’s mother has served as the CEO of the Chris Bosh Foundation in the past.
Bosh has not played in the NBA since the 2015-2016 season. He and the Miami Heat were in a difficult spot over his blood clots, and the team ended up waiving him due to his medical condition.
In May, Bosh and his wife were sued by an adult film company over a mansion rental.
One of LeBron James’ prominent former teammates is giving his two cents on James’ drama with a prominent current teammate.
In a quick chat with TMZ this week, ex-Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh was asked about the James-Kyrie Irving beef and replied that the two should “work it out.” Bosh was then asked if he respects Irving’s decision to carve his own path, to which he said, “Absolutely. That’s what we all want, right?”
Bosh was teammates with James on the Heat for four seasons from 2010 to 2014, making four consecutive NBA Finals and winning two championships. As such, he has a good idea of where Irving is coming from, having made three straight Finals and winning one title in three seasons playing alongside James.
The Chris Bosh-Miami Heat split wasn’t exactly the most amicable, but now it finally appears to have reached a happy ending of sorts.
The Heat and president Pat Riley announced on Tuesday that Bosh has officially been waived by the team and that his No. 1 jersey will be retired.
OFFICIAL: The Miami HEAT have waived forward Chris Bosh. https://t.co/iwEebEaDZz
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 4, 2017
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 4, 2017
Bosh, the 11-time All-Star, played six years for the Heat and was instrumental to their four consecutive NBA Finals appearances from 2011 to 2014 and back-to-back championships. But his blood-clotting condition put his playing career to an abrupt halt and triggered an icy saga between Bosh and the Heat.
The two sides are said to have mended their relationship in recent months however, and they reached a special parting agreement not long after that where Bosh’s salary would come off the books completely. Now that the whole ordeal has drawn to a close, the Heat are finally and rightfully free to honor one of the most important players in franchise history in appropriate fashion.
The Miami Heat may be big players in free agency this summer.
The Heat officially received word from the NBA that the hold for Chris Bosh’s salary can be removed from their salary cap, according to the Miami Herald. It was reported last week that the sides had resolved the situation, but now reports say the Heat officially were told by the NBA about the deal going through.
The Heat will have to pay out the remaining $52 million owed to Bosh, but the money won’t count against their salary cap for the next two seasons. The team should have about $38 million of salary cap space this summer.
Now if Bosh does get medically cleared to play for another team, the Heat won’t have to worry about the money counting against their cap, whereas that previously was a concern. The Heat reportedly won’t release Bosh until they need to make a roster move.
The Herald’s Barry Jackson says Bosh is relocating to Los Angeles now that his situation is resolved.
His Heat situation resolved, Chris Bosh is relocating to LA. As we reported last week, deal was struck in early May to remove him from cap.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 2, 2017