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NBA Star Popped for Pot

5/25/2008 6:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jpakim NoahPolice arrested Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah early this morning on charges of possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol.

According to a police spokesman, Noah, the son of flamboyant tennis great Yannick Noah, was spotted by an officer on a sidewalk holding a plastic cup containing an amber drink, a violation of city law. Cops later found pot on him during a search at the police station.

He could face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine for the marijuana charge.

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16.

Potato Head    

Typical for a Gator............Was he with Tank Black?

2155 days ago
17.

tired of cry baby    

hey #12 if you read a paper instead of tmz, you have know it was a amber looking drink, like jack danials> and it's a law dumb a** and 1/2 cop would say dump it?? maybe so but with pot, it shows a stupid person in walking down the street. and they should remove him for others safty. how do you know if he was laking to his car?????? what a dumb ass thing to say !!

2155 days ago
18.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

I always wondered what all this boring talk about athletes meant. especially on a pop gossip site. probably some spooky hidden coded messages....uuuuiiiiiiii scary!!

2155 days ago
19.

Turned Off    

I think the NBA should have weekly drug tests year round, as well as some surprise ones as well. A single positive test and you're OUT!!!! star or not... Just like the rest of the world, no job and in JAIL!!! common punks, gang bangers, and IDIOTS!!! They have no clue how good they have it!!!

2155 days ago
20.

Chifem    

Who would of thunk it? Just some one else who can't deal with life. That's right psmokers, your losers.

2155 days ago
21.

ThirstyThursday    

GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!

2155 days ago
22.

Scooter44    

Take it easy on Noah. This kid led his college team to back-to-back national championships and at the end of his first season in the NBA was playing as well as any rookie in the league.

He got busted for simply drinking a beer because he was in Gainesville, a college town. He's a good guy and will be a great NBA player.

2155 days ago
23.

Suzy    

He was easy-pickings. Cops need collars and county needs revenue. That's what it's all about.

2155 days ago
24.

Gong    

If Britney and Jacko had a baby - this is what it would look like.

2155 days ago
25.

Boby    

Now I have no one for my lil chillrens to look up to woe is me

2155 days ago
26.

ut oh    

Its pathetic that someone can't walk down a sidewalk with a plastic cup and the cops pull up and search him? This use to be a free country. Someone needs to tell the cops to look for a real criminal. But that might be too scary for cops. I bet 4 patrol cars pulled up for back up so THEY could be safe from the big bad guy with the plastic cup. Then to take him to the police station to be further searched. Whats that? I am sure the plastic cup lead them to believe there might be a oozie somewhere? I bet they really patted each other on the back with the big pot bust!

2155 days ago
27.

lil    

#4 -- He wasn't arrested in Chicago, he was arrested in Gainesville, where EVERYONE knows who he is -- DUH

2155 days ago
28.

rj    

I guess that explains the hair.

2155 days ago
29.

ThirstyThursday    

Alachua county, say no more. Once you get a degree from UofF, get the FECK outta Gainesville. What a sheithole town.

2155 days ago
30.

jim b    

he needs to grow up. he broke the law . nice kid but stupid he has the world in the palm of his hands.

2155 days ago
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