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Cavs guard arrested with shotgun, two handgunsAssociated Press

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Updated: September 18, 2009, 5:59 PM EDT 2 comments

UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested Thursday after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case.


Prince George's County police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said Friday the Cleveland Cavaliers player was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday.


Reedy said West was riding a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle north on the Capital Beltway in Upper Marlboro when he cut off an officer, who pulled him over.


Police said a handgun was found in his pocket, another in his pant leg and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back.


Reedy said West "was very cooperative, there were no issues" during the incident.


The 26-year-old West, who lives in Brandywine, was charged with speeding and weapons counts. It is illegal to carry concealed weapons and to transport loaded guns in Maryland, according to police. Reedy said West was released on his own recognizance early Friday.


Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said the team was monitoring the situation.


"We have been in communication with Delonte and his family," Ferry said in a statement. "We are gathering more information and will not have further comment until the appropriate time."


Online court records did not list an attorney for West.


Last year, West left the Cavaliers' training camp to seek treatment for depression and a "mood disorder" he said he has battled his entire life. At the time, he said he was taking medication and attending therapy sessions. West said his mood problems date to his childhood.


West has said his mood swings seem to be most erratic when his life seems to be in order.



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You would think after what happened to Plaxico Burress that athletes would figure out that carrying concealed weapons is going to do nothing but get you in trouble. Why the hell does he think he needs to carry not 1, but 3 loaded weapons on him, is he going to a drive by??? What an idiot. :angry:


True it was dumb. But in this instance it might of been a legit psyc disorder. Burris is just a dumb ass.

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I love Delonte West and just hope he gets some help for his issues. Who knows what he was going to go do, all we know is that he was in a hurry to get there.

He will be badly missed on this team if he is going to be out for a while.

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Saw that. I'm getting really worried for that kid. I think he's going around the bend.



Delonte West was back, and should be ready to go when the Cavs take the floor on Saturday at the University of Akron for their Annual Wine and Gold Scrimmage. Danny Ferry will talk about the circumstances regarding West's unexcused absences during the scrimmage.


Until then, West's Coach and teammates were happy to see West back on the floor -


Mike Brown -


It was great to have him back on the floor.


Shaq --


He's a vital part to this team. I watched him play last year, and he's a fabulous player. We're all in this together, so we support him and stick by him.


Anthony Parker -


Delonte came in and had a great practice today. He's definitely a big part of this team.




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