It's reported that the weed was being hidden in an Arizona Iced Tea can.
D'Angelo Russell had a breakout season this year with the Brooklyn Nets which allowed him to finally shake off the reputation of being a "bust" that he had acquired while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nets were able to win one game against the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs but were promptly eliminated in just five games. Now that the offseason is here, players like Russell can go about their business and relax however they see fit, as long as their activities are within the law.
According to TMZ, Russell was coming back from Louisville when he was stopped at LaGuardia Airport by authorities. Russell was flagged due to a suspicious can of Arizona Iced Tea. When authorities went to search it, they found marijuana stashed away inside. Fortunately for Russell, he didn't get into too much trouble as he was simply cited for possession of marijuana (under 50 grams). After the citation, Russell was told he could leave.
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Since then, the Nets have issued a statement on the incident saying "We have been made aware of the situation involving D’Angelo Russell and are in the process of gathering more information at this time."
Stay tuned for any updates on this situation as we will be sure to bring them to you.