Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sports: Zach Randolph arrested on charge of drug possession, one month after signing $24 million contract with the Kings


The veteran big man was arrested by LAPD late Wednesday night, CBS2 LA reports

Sacramento Kings power forward Zach Randolph has been arrested on felony charges of drug possession with intent to sell, according to a report from CBS2 in Los Angeles.

Randolph was taken into custody along with another man after police were met by a mob outside of a housing project and called for backup, the report said. Randolph was booked at 4:23 a.m. with bail set at $20,000. CBS2 LA says there were no reports of any serious injuries during the encounter.

TMZ Sports reported that Randolph had a substantial amount of marijuana on him at the time of his arrest.

According to the TMZ report, police were originally responding to reports of loud music and "people smoking."

"When [the police] got there, they saw a couple of people running from the scene, so they went and apprehended those people. One of those people, we're told, Zach Randolph."

Here is the TMZ Sports report.

Randolph averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Grizzlies last season before signing with the Kings in July on a two-year, $24 million deal.

Randolph's agent did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

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