The AFP reports that Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls center, French national team player and son of former tennis star Jannick Noah, got caught “carrying a plastic cup.” Sounds funny, right? Oh well, sometimes it’s fun to rip things out of context.
Let’s be serious. In most places in the United States, carrying around alcohol in public is illegal. You can’t even have a closed bottle in your car, where other people might see it: It must be covered or in the trunk.
Unfourtunately, this is not the only thing Joakim did:
After Noah was taken to the police station, police found a marijuana cigarette in his pocket.
Sumner Hallett, public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department, said Noah cooperated with police and “bonded himself out” of jail by being fingerprinted and accepting a court date in June.
Noah, 23, could face up to six months in jail and a 500-dollar fine on the misdemeanor charges.
One year in the NBA and already doing weird things: Recall the incident in which Noah’s teammates wanted him to sit out one game for yelling at an assistant coach.