Sport Report: Zach Randolph Will Avoid Jail Time Over Marijuana Arrest

06:53  14 september  2017
06:53  14 september  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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After being arrested last month for felony drug possession with intent to sell, Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph has cut a plea deal that will allow him to avoid jail time , TMZ reports .

Randolph was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, according to the report . Even if he avoids jail time , we can probably expect the league to suspend him for at least a few games. More as this story develops.

  Report: Zach Randolph Will Avoid Jail Time Over Marijuana Arrest © AP Photo/Brandon Dill

Zach Randolph will avoid jail time following an August arrest for marijuana possession and resisting arrest, TMZ reports.

Randolph was facing up to a year in jail if convicted on both charges after they were reduced to misdeamors.

According to TMZ, Randolph's marijuana possession charge will be dropped if he pleads no contest to resisting arrest and he will be sentenced to 150 hours of community service. As part of the agreement, Randolph will also need to stay out of trouble for one year and is not allowed to associate with any drug dealers, TMZ reports.

Randolph, 36, is entering his 17th season in the NBA. In July, the two-time All-Star signed a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings after spending eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies.

This article was originally published on SI.com

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