The incident occurred on May 12, when Harrell was pulled over and admitted to being in possession of marijuana. Three pounds of marijuana were found in vacuum-sealed bags in a backpack in the back seat. Harrell claims the car, a 2020 Honda Pilot, was rented.
I am disappointed because I liked the guy. But no, he’s not a starter he’s a role player. If he gets off then maybe we could get him at reasonable costs as bench player. Yeah it’s a crazy hope but we need some things to break our way occasionally.
I’m bummed for him. I’m of the mind that pot shouldn’t be illegal to begin with but this will undoubtedly cost him significantly. Hopefully he isn’t completely wrecked by this.
I should be more clear here. I do see that it’s entirely self-destructive for anyone to be transporting 3 lbs of an illegal substance. And I don’t believe my view of the morality of the illegality changes that. I am however sympathetic that this is likely a career wrecking event and that can potentially have a life wrecking impact. And that sucks for him and for his family
Really don’t think that pot should be illegal, but can’t deny the impact this will have on the team’s off season. I liked the trade for him. Before this, I had hoped to bring him back. Assuming he will be gone now.
Guys. Even if marijuana is decriminalized and becomes regulated like alcohol, it’s still not going to be legal to transport and possess three rounds of marijuana-especially if it’s between states. especially.
You won’t be able to legally just tote around three pounds in your trunk. Holy shit guys lol. You’re talking like he was busted with an eighth or something slightly over an insignificant amount.
The rented car excuse is pathetic. Why would an NBA player need to rent a 2020 Honda to drive around? And why would anyone leave 3 pounds of weed in a rented car? He can’t seriously think anyone believes that. SMH. This is just dumb all around.
People will clown the Matt Barnes’ comments but there’s an ounce of truth there, pun intended. IMO that volume was not intended for distribution in the legal sense, but communal weed. It’s not going to get that light shed on it, but in no way would I bet that 3lbs was with intent to sell.
I believe this is an illogical leap of faith on your part. It can be just as easily intent to distribute. It could be by him as either a bulk sale, something he would break down and sell or passing on to someone else to distribute.
Distributing is distributing. But to conclude that it isn’t, is illogical.
In my opinion, it should all be legal but that isn’t the case. He chose to be in a non-descript rental car with 3lbs of illegal drugs in a backpack on the back seat. It looks a whole lot more like a dude wanting to sell than a dude just picking up weed for a week’s vacation with friends.