Wallace, Stoudamire cited for marijuana
Portland Trail Blazers' Damon Stoudamire and Rasheed Wallace were cited for possessing a small amount of marijuana after the car they were in was stopped for speeding on Friday. The driver of the car was also ticketed.
On Thursday night, Wallace scored 13 points in 38 minutes during Portland's 89-85 victory at Seattle. Stoudamire did not play in the contest.
The car was stopped midway between Seattle and Portland for going 135 km/h in a 112 km/h zone.
An officer smelled marijuana in the car, and then seized less than 40 grams of the drug.
"The trooper got the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle so he initiated an investigation," Washington State Patrol spokesman Garvin March said. The driver and the players proceeded on their way after the tickets were issued. Stoudamire, Wallace and the driver will have to appear in Lewis County District Court for the misdemeanor charges.
The 28-year old Wallace is averaging 17.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 12 games this season, while Stoudamire, a former Toronto Raptor, has averaged 7.0 points and 4.1 assists in 10 contests.
Portland (6-6) has won three straight and hosts Sacramento (9-4) on Saturday.
It's the second time Stoudamire has been cited for marijuana possession.
In February, police charged Stoudamire and his father after a large bag of marijuana was found at Stoudamire's house. The charges against his father were dropped. In August, a judge declared the search illegal and rejected a prosecution request to use the marijuana as evidence.
With files from Sports Network