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Reports: Bill Russell arrested after loaded gun was found in carry-on bag at airport
nba.si.com ^ | October 19, 2013 | Ben Golliver

Posted on 10/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PDT by Rabin

Legendary NBA center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday at the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) Airport when a loaded handgun was allegedly found in his luggage, according to multiple reports.

KING-5 News and KIRO-TV in Seattle both report that Russell, 79, was arrested after a loaded .38-caliber handgun was found during a Transportation Security Administration screening of his carry-on bag.

Russell reportedly had a permit for the weapon, which was confiscated. KIRO-TV reported that Russell, who has since been released, was cited by the Port of Seattle for carrying a weapon in a prohibited area and that the TSA will assess a monetary penalty.

(Excerpt) Read more at nba.si.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; tsa
In recognition of his achievements both on and off the court, President Barack Obama awarded Russell the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

rAB.

1 posted on 10/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

It’s okay, he’ll “rebound”.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 7:47:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Rabin

The report I saw this morning merely said he was cited, not arrested. He made a mistake... Forgot to move it into his checked bag. I think they can cut the guy a little slack.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 7:48:22 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Rabin

If it was one of us we would be locked in a cell with Bubba.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 7:50:40 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Rabin

You don’t want to be next to him on the range.
I’ve heard he dribbles before he shoots.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 7:55:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Rabin
In recent years I've lost respect for Russell due to all his talk of the racism he claims to have experienced while in Boston.
6 posted on 10/19/2013 8:03:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Ramius

In a sane world perhaps, but we have not been living a sane world for some time now, I am afraid...


7 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:02 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well be fair, the South has nothing on Boston when it comes to racism.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gay State Conservative

Is Bill Russell another one who fans the flames for face time, like Sharpton or Bill Cosby?


9 posted on 10/19/2013 8:08:16 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Rabin
Joe Friday and Col. Potter (in Dragnet) both carried .38's with no trouble.

Plus the guy is almost 80. Old folks need an edge against the punks these days.

Make the BATFE and TSA stand down WRT Seasoned Citizens. Enough already.

10 posted on 10/19/2013 8:14:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gay State Conservative

He actually complained alot about that in his book, which was published in the 60s. So not much has changed


11 posted on 10/19/2013 8:24:43 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: sickoflibs
If it was one of us we would be locked in a cell with Bubba.

No kidding. Shudder!

12 posted on 10/19/2013 8:28:43 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: fhayek
In a sane world perhaps, but we have not been living a sane world for some time now, I am afraid...

Insanity began with the proverbial original sin of Adam and Eve. Hasn't stopped yet. Do you think it ever will?

13 posted on 10/19/2013 8:29:59 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
"locked in a cell with Bubba"

I hear WillieJeff is a fun guy.

14 posted on 10/19/2013 8:30:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rabin

He acted stupidly


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:30:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Rabin

He was called for “travelling” —


16 posted on 10/19/2013 9:03:05 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: EEGator

Pistol Pete Maravich.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 9:26:40 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Vendome

Time for a beer summit.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Gay State Conservative

” . . . all his talk of the racism he claims to have experienced while in Boston.”

That wasn’t racism, that’s just the way Bostonians treat everybody even family.


19 posted on 10/19/2013 9:44:00 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Rabin

You would think he had flown enough times in his life not to forget the drill.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 10:31:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Rabin

Don’t You Know Who I Am!!


21 posted on 10/19/2013 11:12:41 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Ramius

If he is a Democrat he should be imprisoned.

If he Voted for Obama he should be imprisoned.

Gun Control for Thee but not for Me. Hypocrite...


22 posted on 10/19/2013 11:37:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: eyedigress

Queer summit


23 posted on 10/19/2013 11:58:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: fella
That wasn’t racism, that’s just the way Bostonians treat everybody even family.

Back in the 70's,when the Oakland A's were dominating baseball I saw a part of an interview with about a half dozen A's players,two or three were white and two or three were black.They were complaining about what a bum Charlie Finley was and at one point one of the black players said something like "Charlie Finley's the only person who's ever treated me like a n*gger" and at least one of the other black players nodded his head in agreement.At that point one of the white players cut in and said something like "no,I don't think it's racism...Charlie Finley treats his white players like n*ggers too".

An interesting moment,IMO.

24 posted on 10/20/2013 7:10:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Excellent observation by that white player,whoever he was.
The conceits about what constitutes racism are not about to go away
Anytime soon.this leads me to the inescapable conclusion that the
Most ironic thing anyone could say would be. ‘hey, you wanted equality..............


25 posted on 10/20/2013 9:26:42 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Rabin

The purpose of the intrusive TSA BS was always about promoting obedience training for the populace, never about public safety.


26 posted on 10/22/2013 4:32:46 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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