Former Celtic Glen Davis avoids jail time in marijuana bust

Davis was arrested in Maryland in February 2018 and indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution.

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Former Celtics player Glen Davis before practice during the 2010 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 12, 2010, in Boston. (John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe) –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges.

News outlets report the forward had faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with 126 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 last February, and indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution.

Davis’ attorney Brandon Mead says prosecutors will dismiss the charges after the 33-year-old pays the fine. Mead says nothing indicates Davis was selling drugs.

Davis was a star player at Louisiana State University who also played for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. His NBA career ended in 2015.

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Davis was also charged with felony assault in an April altercation outside a West Hollywood, California, club.

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