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SUNS PLAYER TOLD POLICE HE USED POT

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Phoenix Suns forward Clifford Robinson admitted to Scottsdale police that
he had smoked marijuana and had been drinking beer during the evening of
his arrest.

According to a police report released Tuesday, Robinson said he'd had a
couple of beers when a police officer smelled alcohol on the basketball
star's breath and asked whether he had been drinking.

Robinson was pulled over early Monday after his 2001 Porsche was observed
weaving between traffic lanes in the 6600 block of East Shea Boulevard.

Police recovered a green leafy substance that they believed to be marijuana
from the car console. Robinson said, "Earlier, I smoked some weed," before
police continued searching for drugs, the report says.

Police also found packages of rolling papers and aluminum foil containing
more marijuana in a travel bag. Robinson said he had packed the bag himself
but was not aware that marijuana was inside it when police questioned him.

When police questioned his last response, Robinson stated, "Well if it was
in the bag, it's mine. I don't have a problem with that." Robinson told
police that he also had a pipe in the car console.

Darryl Bell, the passenger in Robinson's car, took the car from the scene
after Robinson's arrest. Police said that Bell did not appear to be
intoxicated.

Robinson, 34, was arrested on possession of marijuana and driving under the
influence. He was released about three hours later.

Friday is the earliest that Robinson's blood test results could return,
police said. If the test confirmed that Robinson did smoke marijuana, then
a complaint would be filed.


Newshawk: M & M Family
Pubdate: Wed, 07 Feb 2001
Source: Arizona Republic (AZ)
Copyright: 2001 The Arizona Republic
Contact: opinions@arizonarepublic.com
Address: 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Website: http://www.arizonarepublic.com/
Author: Stephanie A. Miller
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