Monday, January 9, 2012

Josh Selby playing in a whole different type of Court.

Well we wished him the best.  He bailed on us went to the NBA but we still hoped the best for him.  He made a mistake.   Josh Selby is now facing a marijuana possession charge in Prince George County District Court in Maryland.  It appears that during the lockout Selby got in a little trouble, read below to see what he would be facing on a similar charge in Kansas.

Josh Selby faces Marijuana charge after incident at the University of Maryland.
By: Scott Schroder

Memphis Grizzlies guard Josh Selby faces marijuana charges after being caught during the NBA lockout with the substance at the University of Maryland.
Jan 7, 2012 - Josh Selby saw his draft stock plummet last year as NBA teams took note of several off-court issues they thought might be too distracting to deal with once he made the jump to playing professional basketball. The Memphis Grizzlies took a chance on him in the second round, where they were able to get good value based on his talent, but Selby's off-court issues apparently popped up during the NBA lockout.

Selby has been summoned to court on Jan. 25 for an incident that happened at the University of Maryland on Oct. 5, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal (via Pro Basketball Talk). Selby didn't have any sort of comment about the incident, apparently:

"I have no comment about it," Selby said. "It is what it is."

Maryland makes a distinction between marijuana and all other illegal drugs. Possessing or using marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Griz general manager Chris Wallace said he is aware of the charge but the team will withhold judgment.  It was a rough 24 hours for Selby back then. On Oct. 6, just after midnight, Selby also received a ticket for a moving violation described as "failure to obey properly placed traffic control device instructions."

Selby has appeared in four games for the Grizzlies this season, playing 59 minutes and scoring 18 points.

I do not know what punishment he is facing in Maryland.  If he had been charged in Kansas for a similar crime he would be looking at a class A nonperson misdemeanor, up to a year in jail and a fine.

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