Cleveland Cavaliers SG Iman Shumpert Arrested For Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana
Cleveland Cavaliers SG Iman Shumpert couldn’t seem to lose this summer as he was part of a team that was down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, only to come back and win the NBA title. His wife, Teyana Taylor, gave birth to their first child, then she proceeded to get back in shape in enough time to shut down the VMA’s with her steamy performance in Kanye West’s new music video.
Everything was all good for the couple, until TMZ did some digging and found out Shumpert had been arrested back in August for driving under the influence of marijuana after leaving his ‘homegirl’s house’.
“According to the police report, Shumpert was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th around 11:37 PM for a lane change violation and because his taillights weren’t on in his rented Audi A3.
During the stop, the officer says Shumpert reeked of weed — and his eyes were bloodshot.
Shumpert told the cop he had just come from his “homegirl’s house” and was going to pick up his father from the airport.
The cop administered a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Shumpert also admitted he had smoked weed before leaving his friend’s house.
Cops searched the car and found a mason jar with marijuana.
Cops wanted to perform a blood test on Shumpert but he refused — claiming, “people would recognize him and it would cause a scene.”
Shumpert was handcuffed and arrested for DUI marijuana and possession of weed (less than an ounce). He was also cited for failure to maintain his lane.
The Cavs issued a statement saying they have discussed the situation with Iman and “will monitor the progression of the pending case.”
“A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process.”‘
Thank goodness it was just weed and not him kneeling during the anthem, or this story could’ve really gotten out of hand.