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Cleveland’s Kevin Porter Jr. arrested on weapons charges

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Cleveland Cavaliers second-year swingman Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested in Mahoning County early Sunday morning on a charge of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.

According to, the Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled Porter over near Canfield (about 90 minutes outside Cleveland). There was a loaded firearm in the car, a violation of gun laws in the county. Porter was arrested and charged with “improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle [and] transporting a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle accessible to the operator or any passenger without leaving the vehicle.”

Porter was released on a $4,000 bond.

“We are aware of the situation involving Kevin Porter Jr. and are in the process of gathering information,” the Cavaliers said in a statement. “We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.”

“Mr. Porter was issued a summons for a petty offense and released. We are gathering information and will have further comment at a later point,” Porter’s attorney Alex Spiro said in a statement.

Cleveland paid to move up to take Porter Jr. with the No. 30 pick in last year’s draft, and a strong rookie season positioned him as part of the future for the Cavaliers. He averaged 10 points a game and worked his way into the starting lineup, when he could remember to put his jersey on, anyway.