Ex-NBA star jailed for eight years on weapons charge

Published Add your comment

Football News

Ex-NBA star Keon Clarke has been sentenced to an eight-year jail term for a gun charge, according to YahooSports.

The former power forward, who played for a host of clubs including the Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Rapids, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, admitted his remorse at the crimes he had committed, and said that he looked forward to a better life than the one he has had until now.

Yesterday Clarke was sentenced to eight years in jail after agreeing a plea deal with prosecutors on charges including carrying weapons and driving under the influence- he was given four years for each after pleading guilty.

But rather than bemoan his bad-luck or blame external problems for his issues the 6ft 11in basketballer appeared genuinely remorseful ahead of his sentencing.

The 38-year-old said: "'I, uh, did a lot of stuff in my past. I have to own up to it.''

''The money, the fame, the fact that I was on TV. People think money will make your life better. Money didn't dissolve my problems. It increased them."

''It could've been a lot worse. It's going to be a lot better.''

Prosecutors said that Clarke would have to spend a minimum of 50% of the sentence behind bars.

NBA Playoffs
Orlando Magic

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again