Earlier this month, Sacramento Kings big man Zach Randolph was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and intent to sell. His agent immediately denied those charges, calling them “false and misleading.” Now, the charges have been reduced to two misdemeanors, reports TMZ:
Randolph was initially arrested for felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a charge based on the large quantity of weed cops say he had at the time.
But now, prosecutors have reduced the charges down to misdemeanor possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and misdemeanor resisting arrest.
If convicted on both counts, Randolph faces up to 1 year in jail — but since it’s his first arrest, he likely won’t spend another minute behind bars.
Randolph, 36, has played in the NBA for 16 seasons, spending time with the Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and, most recently, the Memphis Grizzlies.
He spent eight seasons in Memphis and will have his no. 50 jersey retired by the franchise. Last year for the Grizzlies, Randolph averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Assuming he evades serious jail time, this will be Randolph’s first season with the Kings.