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NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

Posted on: October 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 6:20 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverjereme-richmond

If you're an NBA prospect with an injury history or criminal record, it's said that you have a red flag. Jereme Richmond's red flag is now big enough to cover the entirety of Tiananmen Square. 

Richmond, an NBA prospect who left the University of Illinois after one season, was arrested back in August after allegedly punching and spitting on his teenage girlfriend and threatening her father with a gun.

If that wasn't bad enough, the Chicago Tribune reports that Richmond has just dug himself a little deeper. 
Richmond was jailed Friday for allegedly failing a drug test imposed as a condition of his bond.

He allegedly tested positive for marijuana in an Oct. 5 drug test administered by the courts, and on Friday, Judge Theodore Potkonjak raised Richmond's bond from $65,000 to $100,000. He said if Richmond made bail, the teen would be confined to his parents' house except for "genuine training opportunities" that must be confirmed by the court.

Yet in an interview he gave the Tribune two days before his latest run-in with trouble, Richmond, 19, was upbeat, describing his problems as "hiccups" common to many teens. He vowed they would not keep him from his goal of becoming a successful professional basketball player.

"I will be on somebody's roster," he said. "I believe it will happen for me."
The paper notes that Richmond would not comment about his ongoing legal situation but did admit: "No one's untouchable. There are rules to life."

A 6-foot-7 and 210 pound forward, Richmond was a fringe prospect in the 2011 NBA Draft after averaging  7.6 points and 1.8 assists in 31 games for Illinois. ESPNChicago.com notes that Richmond was suspended for the team's tournament games due to "an athletic code violation." He was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft.
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Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:19 pm
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

he's a good boy - just needs a 2nd or 3rd or 4th or 10th forgiveness and he will be a fine young man



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:04 pm
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

That was really funny!  Great skit by the way.



buzzerbuzzing
Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:51 pm
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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:34 pm
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

Golly, I am so disappointed that Richmond is no longer with the Illini...I think it might do Richmond well to watch Chris Rock's skit on avoiding police problems.




Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:13 pm
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

This kid is just plain dumb. That's it! He left Illinois way too early. While there is no doubt he had upside, he most definitely was not ready for the NBA. He struggled at times against good defensive players in college, why would he think the NBA would be any easier? This is a HUGE lesson for young kids to learn at the expense of Jereme....Say in school, grow up, and be a good citizen before athlete!!




Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 12:37 pm
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

This is not an issue of race, it's just another young man inability to control his anger. Please do not associate the President with this madness. Yes he is young as was all of us, but that's not an excuse to pull a gun on someone and definitely no excuse to put your hands on a woman, furthermore, why hit the girl then become a coward and pull a gun on a MAN when he confronts you about it. All in all just a lost young man, black, white, or latino.




Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:06 am
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

"folks hate obama not cause of policies but skin tone" - That from this article?  Yeah, so that's exactly why he wont the popular vote?  Dumbest, most moronic statement I've read on these boards in a LONG time.

tiredofcrap2 - sign off, delete accounts, go to phyc ward, relieve anger problems.... I feel for you.


tiredofcrap2
Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 10:39 am
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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:19 am
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

Welcome to the fast food industry Mr Richmond.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:45 am
 

NBA prospect jailed again after failed drug test

Ah the "hiccups" of childhood. You know, beating your teenage girlfriend and threatening her father with a gun. I'm sure we've all been there before, with these "common" teenage mistakes. Give me a break. Yes, teenagers get into trouble, but beating your girlfriend and threatening her father with a gun should never be referred to as "common" problems. Hopefully he'll get signed by a team that will give him hundreds of thousands of dollars, because I'm sure that will help.


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