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Udonis Haslem: This Pothead Has It Easy

ATLANTA - APRIL 29:  Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat reacts while sitting on the bench late in the game against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on April 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defeated the Heat 106-91. 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 Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Tim CaseContributor IAugust 21, 2010

Udonis Haslem is a pothead. Plain and simple. And the luckiest pot head today.

Potheads don't get off the hook when they are pulled over for speeding and their car has illegal tinted windows with more than 20 grams of marijuana in a bag under the seat.

Udonis Haslem has made more than $31 million in his career and won an NBA ring in 2006 with the Miami Heat. He can afford to pay the fines and do the time like everyone else in the United States.

Instead, he only has a $269 speeding ticket and a citation for the tinted window. This is a complete joke!

If the car belongs to you and more than 20 grams of marijuana is present, you are charged with the crime and arrested. Even if the marijuana doesn't belong to you. Instead, his friend takes the blame and Haslem is let off the hook.

When are we going to make our athletes pay for their crimes? He doesn't deserve "star" treatment no matter how much he pays off the police. He's a nobody who happens to play in the NBA on the biggest bandwagon team in the league.

Haslem most likely won't see any fines or suspensions, only asked not to do it again and publicly apologize. That proves nothing. It proves you are a coward who can't face life when it gets challenging. Be a man, Udonis, admit what you did and do the time.

All the Miami cHeat fans can say what they want about how he is innocent, but I ask you to go buy an ounce of marijuana, tint your windows, speed down your local Miami highway, and let me know if authorities take "no action" in your case. And if they do, let me know how much you paid them off.

Plain and simple, Udonis Haslem is a joke. He can cover his face all he wants, but this guy should not be let off the hook so easily.

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