Bill Russell was briefly detained and released for allegedly carrying a handgun in his carry on luggage into a Seattle airport. Russell, who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics and coached of the Seattle Supersonics and Sacramento Kings. Bill Russell is gangsta….
According to the Seattle news station KIRO:
Russell was cited by Port of Seattle police on a state charge for allegedly bringing a handgun into a prohibited area. He has a permit for the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, the station reported, but firearms are prohibited in carry-on baggage, where his handgun was found at a routine screening. The gun was confiscated and Russell was detained for about 30 minutes, according to the Boston Globe. In addition to any criminal charges, the 79-year old is likely to see a civil penalty of between $3,000 to $7,500.