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St. John's Edge star Davis pays fine, avoids jail time for weed bust

Glen Davis, shown here after being introduced as the newest St. John’s Edge player, will avoid jail time after getting busted for carrying four ounces of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 in a Maryland hotel room last February.
Glen Davis, shown here after being introduced as the newest St. John’s Edge player, will avoid jail time after getting busted for carrying four ounces of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 in a Maryland hotel room last February. - Telegram file photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges.

News outlets report the forward had faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with 126 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 last February, and indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution.

Davis' attorney Brandon Mead says prosecutors will dismiss the charges after the 33-year-old pays the fine. Mead says nothing indicates Davis was selling drugs.

Davis was a star player at Louisiana State University who also played for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. His NBA career ended in 2015.

He’s currently with the St. John’s Edge of the National Basketball League of Canada.

Davis was also charged with felony assault in an April altercation outside a West Hollywood, California, club.

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