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    Hornets Exec Detained At Airport w/ Gun

    http://www.wwltv.com/news/Report-Hor...171929111.html

    An executive with the New Orleans Hornets was detained by TSA agents at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey Friday, after they discovered a loaded handgun in his bag, according to a report in the New York Post.

    The newspaper said that Hornets vice president Joshua Richardson was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon.
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    Hollygrove 4 Life DroopyDawg's Avatar
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    Cmon dude really? How does ANYBODY gets caught with a gun at an airport? Dude you didn't know you had a LOADED gun in your bag?
    Either somebody slipped one in there without him knowing, or he's just as dumb as other people that has gotten busted.

    After 911 you'd think he'd be more careful.

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    ...really? This we need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroopyDawg View Post
    Cmon dude really? How does ANYBODY gets caught with a gun at an airport? Dude you didn't know you had a LOADED gun in your bag?
    Either somebody slipped one in there without him knowing, or he's just as dumb as other people that has gotten busted.

    After 911 you'd think he'd be more careful.
    New Orleans Hornets VP Joshua Richardson had allegedly taken the weapon on his trip to the New York area by accident after he grabbed his wife’s bag containing the weapon, instead of his own.
    Allegedly.

    The female got all the way to Jersey from Orlando with her loaded pistol but because she reported it once she got there, she was let go without any charges. The fact that she was even able to make it on board with the thing should be enough to alarm future passengers.

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    There is no way the Hornets organization can get in trouble for this huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingTheBrow View Post
    There is no way the Hornets organization can get in trouble for this huh?
    as an organization I wouldn't think so

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingTheBrow View Post
    There is no way the Hornets organization can get in trouble for this huh?
    Why would the organization get it trouble? This was just some guy that slipped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QPon20 View Post
    Why would the organization get it trouble? This was just some guy that slipped up.
    Have you ever heard of David Stern? Wierder things have happened in the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingTheBrow View Post
    Have you ever heard of David Stern? Wierder things have happened in the NBA.
    Yeah?

    I'm still missing how the organization would punished for this. This guy obviously has gotten himself into some trouble, but it's not like it happened on the team's watch/facalities or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QPon20 View Post
    Yeah?

    I'm still missing how the organization would punished for this. This guy obviously has gotten himself into some trouble, but it's not like it happened on the team's watch/facalities or anything.
    I never said they would I just asked a question . Geesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingTheBrow View Post
    I never said they would I just asked a question . Geesh.
    I know, I respond, and we discussed. I wasn't trying to dog you about it, I apologize if it came off that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QPon20 View Post
    I know, I respond, and we discussed. I wasn't trying to dog you about it, I apologize if it came off that way.
    No big deal. But you asked me why would we get in trouble, and I obviously don't know, that is why I was asking. I have no idea if there existed some kind of crazy conduct rule like there is for players or somethig crazy like that. Like I said before wierder things have happened in the NBA and I wouldn't put it past Stern.

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    What weirder things have happened? The most I see happening, if anything at all, would be the guy getting fired because of the legal trouble he would be in.

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    just bizarre.

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    Our game is concealed weaponry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. West View Post
    Our game is concealed weaponry.
    fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunnyB View Post
    What weirder things have happened?
    The blocking of a superstar caliber trade. And then that draft that team winning the draft lottery. You don't think that's weird? Dumb fines seem to be issued all the time in the nba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. West View Post
    Our game is concealed weaponry.

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    The Commissioner isn't going to penalize the team for off-the-court actions of some business side vice president. He isn't even involved in basketball operations. 'Worst' thing that happens is Benson fires him and who really cares who the Vice President of Communications or whatever is?
    "Hornets means nothing." - Tom Benson

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    One more tidbit on this. It sounds like the gun was in a checked baggage. The original article almost made you think he had the gun in a carry on in the actual seat with him but this article sounds like that wasn't the case. Apparently the firearm hadn't been declared and properly packed.

    The firearm apparently was transported in checked baggage, which isn't prohibited, but a declaration is required, Payne said.
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/29/sport/...-hornets-exec/

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