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Report: Nets’ Kenneth Faried pleads not guilty to marijuana charge

Club Monaco - Presentation - September 2017 - New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Kenneth Faried attends Club Monaco Presentation at 4 World Trade Center during New York Fashion Week on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

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Nets forward Kenneth Faried was charged with marijuana possession.

Now, his misdemeanor case is making its way through court in New York.

Michael Scotto of The Athletic:

Perhaps, Faried can beat the case. More likely, he’ll settle. If that settlement is for something other than marijuana use or possession, he won’t trigger the next step in the NBA’s marijuana program.

The first violation comes with a warning, the second with a $25,000 fine unannounced publicly and the third with a five-game suspension.