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Bill Russell

ARRESTED

For Packin' Heat at Airport

10/19/2013 12:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Legendary NBA player Bill Russell was arrested for taking a loaded gun through airport security.

The 11-time NBA champ was breezing through security at Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle Wednesday ... when a screener noticed something funny in his carry-on.  Turns out ... Bill was packin' a fully loaded, .38 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun.

He could be fined up to $7,500.

Russell -- who became the first Black coach in the NBA -- got the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, courtesy of Barack Obama.

 We reached out to Russell for comment ... so far, no word back.

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41 COMMENTS

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Lauren E    

Oops!

187 days ago
17.

JW    

It takes a SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID to carry a loaded gun into an airport. No excuses.

187 days ago
18.

Metta Worldhate    

Haha, you're too poor to fly private because you played in the wrong era.

187 days ago
19.

NOT ELMO    

Bill Russell was arrested for taking a loaded gun through airport security.........................I HEAR BARRY OBAMA IS VERY PROUD!

187 days ago
20.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Obama is the biggest RACIST I have ever seen

187 days ago
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