GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -Authorities in Gainesville have charged Chicago Bulls forward and former Florida star Joakim Noah with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol.
Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Rick Roberts says Noah was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after an officer spotted him on a sidewalk holding a plastic cup containing an amber drink, a violation of city law. During a search at the station, officers found marijuana in his pocket.
Noah was released after signing a notice to appear before a judge - standard procedure for such offenses. He could face up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine for the marijuana charge.
Noah led the Gators to back-to-back national championships before being picked ninth overall in last June's draft by the Bulls.

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 512 Atlanta Hawks  95%
#2 505 San Antonio Spurs  82%
#3 508 Utah Jazz  75%
#4 501 Toronto Raptors  60%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Bulls vs. Celtics Game 5 Pick Will the Boston Celtics stay hot when their NBA Playoff series with the Chicago Bulls returns home tonight for Game 5 at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Hawks vs. Wizards Game 5 Pick Who has the edge when the Washington Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks meet up tonight at 6PM ET in Game 5 of...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Clippers Game 5 Pick Will the Los Angeles Clippers be able to regroup at home when they host the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their...
Thumbnail Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 5 Pick Can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to get back on track when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 9PM ET in Game...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Rockets Game 5 Pick Will the Houston Rockets close out the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two met today at in Game 5 at 8PM ET?

NBA Team Pages