Rasheed Wallace Says Zach Randolph 'Ain't No Dope Dealer' After Marijuana Arrest

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2017

MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 16: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks to rebound against Rasheed Wallace #36 of the New York Knicks on November 16, 2012 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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In the wake of Zach Randolph's arrest for marijuana possession, former Portland Trail Blazers teammate Rasheed Wallace stood up for him publicly Tuesday.

Wallace said in an interview with TMZ Sports regarding Randolph, "I know for a fact, he ain't no dope dealer."

Randolph was arrested last week in Los Angeles and charged with felony marijuana possession with intent to sell due to allegedly carrying two pounds of marijuana, per TMZ Sports.

Randolph made $20,000 bail and is now awaiting further legal proceedings.

Wallace called for Z-Bo to keep his head up, but suggested NBA discipline could be forthcoming if he is found guilty.

Sheed and Randolph were frontcourt partners in Portland from 2001-02 until 2003-04 when Wallace was traded to the Atlanta Hawks and then the Detroit Pistons just days later.

The 36-year-old Randolph spent the past eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. He made two All-Star Games and developed into one of the most beloved and successful players in franchise history.

He will begin a new chapter in his career this season, though, after signing a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.