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Report: Iman Shumpert also cited for marijuana possession in traffic stop

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CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is seen against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Iman Shumpert was arrested near Atlanta on suspicion of driving under the influence last month.

The Cavaliers guard could also face a marijuana charge.


During the stop, the officer says Shumpert reeked of weed -- and his eyes were bloodshot.

The cop administered a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Shumpert also admitted he had smoked weed before leaving his friend’s house.

Cops searched the car and found a mason jar with marijuana.

Shumpert was handcuffed and arrested for DUI marijuana and possession of weed (less than an ounce). He was also cited for failure to maintain his lane.

It’s not exactly a newsflash that NBA players – like many other Americans – smoke weed. It’s when they put others at risk by driving that it should be a real problem. Unfortunately, Shumpert’s case will be more complicated as a result of the substance he happened to use.