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Cleveland Cavs' Delonte West starts house arrest sentence today

By John Wist
|  Monday, Jul 26, 2010  |  Updated 9:47 AM EDT
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NBA Star Delonte West Escapes Jail Time

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Delonte West brings the ball up court during the 2008 NBA Playoffs.

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NBA Star Delonte West Escapes Jail Time

Cleveland Cavalier's guard Delonte West gave the thumbs up as he left the Prince George's County courthouse. He'll spend the next few years on probation, but can still play ball.
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Perhaps Cleveland Cavalier Delonte West has a basketball hoop at his home in Prince George’s County, because for the next eight months he won’t be going too far while he completes a house arrest sentence for weapons charges.

West begins the sentence today. As part of his plea deal he will also have to undergo two years of probation, 40 hours of community service and psychological counseling on top of house arrest.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office hasn’t released many specifics on the home monitoring. But prosecutors say that the sentence does allow West to attend practices and travel to NBA games, if the league doesn’t suspend him.

West was pulled over while driving his motorcycle on I-495 for an unsafe lane change in September. As the officer approached, West told him he had a loaded handgun. Police found West was actually in possession of three loaded weapons, including a shotgun he was carrying in a guitar case on his back.

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