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Hall of Famer Bill Russell arrested for carrying gun at airport

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08:35 AM ET 10.19 | Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested this week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officials found a loaded gun in his luggage. Russell was arrested Wednesday night as he attempted to go through security. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper confirmed Friday night that Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area. Russell's gun was confiscated and he was released.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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October 19, 2013  08:38 AM ET

"Only a fool would take a loaded gun into the airport". Regards Barry Switzer.

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October 19, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Russel is not a shooter. He can only block and rebound.

October 19, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Bill's an OG!!!!

October 19, 2013  09:11 AM ET

At his age can he shoot straight?

October 19, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Russel is not a shooter. He can only block and rebound.

lmfao

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October 19, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Only a fool would take a loaded gun into the airport". Regards Barry Switzer.

The man is 78 years old you think maybe he forgot to take it out of his bags. When you're the greatest player of all time winning 11 NBA championships compared to Jordan's 6. Jordan did say he would pick Kobe over Lebron because 5 rings beats 2. When you are almost 80 and you are not surrounded by yes men your gun becomes your body guard. You don't want to take your gun to the airport but you do want to keep it on you at all times. Just in case somebody does something stupid.

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October 19, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Were You Going To Boston, Bro?

October 19, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Were You Going To Boston, Bro?

No, He Was Going To FakerLand, Bro.




To Pose With The Wanna Be Gangster Justin Beiber.

October 19, 2013  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

No, He Was Going To LakerLand, Bro.




Because deep down inside, he's a Lakers fan.

We all are Mick, we all are...

October 19, 2013  11:47 AM ET
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We all are Mick, we all are...

LOL.......Brother Man !!!!!!!!!!

October 19, 2013  12:44 PM ET

Wow! This is not the 60's anymore. Maybe it was okay back then but carrying a loaded gun in the airport right now is not necessary.... Maybe he just forgot to take the bullets out.

October 19, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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Were You Going To Boston, Bro?

I hear there are parts of BOSTON that one is a must...

SEATTLE boasts such streets as well....

The ASIANS have a tight grip on most of them...

October 19, 2013  08:47 PM ET
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The man is 78 years old you think maybe he forgot to take it out of his bags..........

Forgetting a gun in a bag and taking that bag to the airport.....it's happened before; and by much younger men than Mr Russell...

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October 20, 2013  09:49 AM ET

I hate this jerk.

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