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Corie Blount, former Bull, is going to prison … that’s Blount, pronounced ‘blunt’
Corie Blount, who played for the Bulls from 1994-95 and again from 2002-04, will spend a year in an Ohio prison after being busted with possession of insane amounts of pot.
Blount was arrested last December after 11 pounds of pot were intercepted being delivered to his grandmother’s house. Another 18 pounds of pot and a stash of cash were found at his home.
So, Corie Blount will essentially be going to prison for possessing 29 pounds of weed. That’s right … 29 pounds … of weed.
“Although Judge Craig Hedric did not sentence Blount to the maximum 10
years in prison, he rejected Blount’s claim that the marijuana was
intended for personal use and to share with friends.
“‘Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much,’ Hedric told Blount.”
Blount was also fined $10,000, had to surrender two vehicles and more
than $30,000 in cash that was seized during the initial bust.
What is it with Bulls players falling on hard times in their post-NBA careers? Blount joins fellow former Bulls Randy Brown and Jason Caffey — who have made headlines of their own due to their financial woes.
Blount was a first-round draft pick out of Cincinnati for the Bulls in
1993. He played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, Raptors,
Cavaliers, Suns, Warriors, and 76ers. He averaged 3.6 points per game
and 4.2 rebounds per game during his career.