Ex-Spartan Appling to stand trial on weapons charge
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) A judge has ordered former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling to stand trial on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
Detroit police say Appling was arrested after officers stopped a fast-moving vehicle in June and saw him place a gun under a seat. Judge Kenneth King on Tuesday made the ruling after testimony from officers. Appling’s next court date was set for Aug. 2.
Appling’s attorney, Cyril Hall, has said that Appling didn’t put the weapon under the seat. WWJ-AM reports that Hall says Tuesday that he’s disappointed with the judge’s decision.
Appling played for the Spartans from 2010 to 2014 and had two 10-day contracts with the Orlando Magic this season.
He also faces weapons and drug charges from a May arrest outside a suburban Detroit strip club.