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Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah arrested for possession of marijuana

The former University of Florida star basketball player was also charged with having an open container of alcohol. From AP-

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Authorities in Gainesville have charged Chicago Bulls forward and former Florida star Joakim Noah with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol.

Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Rick Roberts said Noah was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after an officer spotted him on a sidewalk holding a plastic cup containing an amber drink, a violation of city law. During a search at the station, officers found marijuana in his pocket.

Noah was released after signing a notice to appear before a judge — standard procedure for such offenses. He could face up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine for the marijuana charge.

Noah won’t go to jail, and may not even be fined but sentenced to community service. Anyone else have an opinion?

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