Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee was reportedly arrested last month.
In a report from long time sports journalist Peter Vecsey on his Patreon page, Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee was arrested for marijuana possession. For those non-inclined to pay to subscribe to Patreon, Sam Amico of amicohoops.net posted the details here.
According to report Miles Plumlee was arrested in late August while in Long Island , New York and charged with possession of marijuana. He was released on $100 bail. While not the most serious of offenses, depending on who you talk to, it is unknown what sort of disciplinary consequences Plumlee may face from the Hawks.
Miles Plumlee was of course acquired by the Atlanta Hawks in the Dwight Howard trade with the Charlotte Hornets. He is in year two of a 4-year $50 million contract that stands as one of the highest on the Hawks’ payroll.
Plumlee is likely to serve a limited minute bench role in Atlanta, assuming nothing more comes of this arrest situation. Any sort of suspension or discipline is more likely to be set down by the Hawks personal rather than the NBA itself. It’s entirely possible we don’t here anything about this situation ever again. The narrative will play itself out.
Miles Plumlee’s situation was already unideal to begin with. His base $12.5 million a year salary does not come close to being supported by his mere 2.5 points per game average last season. This circumstance is unfortunate and adds to a less than ideal to an already bad situation.