Cavs Star Faces Jail Time For Weapons Charges

Justice HillCorrespondent INovember 3, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 30: Delonte West #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers walks off the court after being defeated by the Orlando Magic in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. 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  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The fragile psyche of Delonte West could use a break, but if the frustrations with life that drove the Cavaliers guard to ride around the Metro D.C. area armed like a mercenary weighed on him, how must West feel with the weight of the legal system on his tattooed shoulders?

His brush with justice isn't going to go unnoticed. It looks as if he's at risk of ending up with the same fate that befell NFL star Plaxico Burress, meaning West could spend time behind iron bars.

Time in jail is a possibility after a grand jury in Prince George's County (Md.) indicted West on an assortment of weapons charges Tuesday, according to The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.

The six charges stemmed from a traffic stop Sept. 17. Driving a motorcycle, West was arrested on gun charges then and for reckless driving. He was carrying three loaded guns, a loaded Remington 870 shotgun in a guitar case and a knife -- the kind of shock-and-awe firepower that would worry any cop who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation.

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