Report: D-League All-Star, Magic call-up Keith Appling arrested with loaded AK-47 in strip club
If you’re on the fringe of the NBA, trying to get teams to take a chance on you, this is the opposite of what you should do.
Former Michigan State star Keith Appling, who last season was a D-League All-Star for the Erie Bay Hawks and got a couple of 10-day contracts with the Orlando Magic, has reportedly been arrested and is still in jail in Dearborn, Michigan, for allegedly taking a loaded assault rifle into an area strip club. (Dearborn police have not yet responded to NBC’s request for confirmation. Some Michigan outlets with sources in the area do have confirmation but few details.) This is how the story broke:
Bad news for former Spartan Keith Appling. Sources tell us he was arrested over the weekend in Dearborn at a strip club with a loaded AK-47.— Justin Rose (@JRoseDet) May 2, 2016
Sources haven't released full details of what he was doing with the gun, or what his intentions were. Police are still investigating.— Justin Rose (@JRoseDet) May 2, 2016
If true, Appling has much bigger problems then getting an invite to an NBA training camp next fall.