NBA free agent big man Montrezl Harrell had his felony marijuana trafficking charges reduced to a misdemeanor on Wednesday. The Madison County Courthouse in Kentucky handed down the ruling today. Harrell then pleaded guilty to the charges and those charges will be expunged in 12 months if he faces no further legal trouble in that time. The speculation was with the legal trouble the NBA veteran was limited in his free agency options. Now he is expected to receive more interest from teams with his legal troubles behind him.
Free agent forward Montrezl Harrell had felony charges of marijuana trafficking reduced to a misdemeanor possession in a Madison County (KY) Courthouse today. Charge will be expunged from his record after 12 months if Harrell gets in no further legal trouble.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 31, 2022
Last season as a member of the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets, Montrezl Harrell averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 64.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 23.5 percent. Harrell is a former sixth man of the year and has plenty of talent that he can lend to an NBA team. Now that he has dealt with his legal trouble he can focus on joining an NBA team for the upcoming NBA season.
BREAKING: Charlotte Hornets center and former U of L basketball player Montrezl Harrell has pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.
Harrell will have to serve 30 days in jail if he faces any legal trouble while on probation for the next 12 months.
— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) August 31, 2022
After the legal proceedings on Wednesday Montrezl Harrell’s legal counsel, Drew Findling told reporters the following about his client: [He] “is a devoted family man and a committed professional basketball player and has never been a part of any form of marijuana trafficking or any other illegal activity.” We here at Def Pen Sports will report when and if Harrell signs with a new team before the season begins.