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Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee reportedly charged with marijuana possession in August

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Not ideal.

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Update: Michael Cunningham of the AJC brings word from the Atlanta Hawks with the following statement regarding Miles Plumlee and the below report.

“We are aware of the situation involving Miles. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time.”


Miles Plumlee has been largely anonymous since landing with the Atlanta Hawks in a trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets. Aside from recovery from what the Hornets termed as an “arthroscopic debridement on his right knee,” it has seemingly been business as usual. However, a report from veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey (on his Patreon page) suggests Plumlee was charged with “fifth degree” possession of marijuana in late August. (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC’s ProBasketballTalk)

In addition, Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie now brings word from the Shelter Island Reporter and that publication includes the following:

Subsequent to a police investigation on August 20, the following were arrested and issued field appearance tickets for criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree and posted $100 cash bail each: Michael S. Zandman, 41 of Broooklyn, Miles C. Plumlee, 28, of Mequon, Wisconsin, and Maria V. Senko, 23, of Brooklyn.

Both Ball Don’t Lie and ProBasketballTalk’s reporting notes that Plumlee’s punishment, either fine or suspension, will depend on where he lands in the NBA’s marijuana program and the reported crime is a “Class B” misdemeanor.

The veteran center turned 29 years old this week and arrives after something of a down season with the Bucks and Hornets in which he averaged just 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 10.8 minutes of on-court action. Plumlee is entering the second season of a lucrative four-year contract that pays him $12.5 million annually.

Stay tuned.