Bill Russell releases statement apologizing for handgun incident at Seattle airport
NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested on Friday after bringing a handgun into a prohibited area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
All of the details make it seem like this was nothing more than an honest mistake -- the 79-year old was stopped after security officials found a handgun in his carry-on bag, but Russell had a permit for the weapon and was released after receiving a citation.
Russell released a statement publicly apologizing for the incident.
And that, as they say, is that.
Russell is set to be honored by the Celtics with a statue unveiling on November 1.