LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers guard Amir Coffey was arrested early Sunday on a misdemeanor firearms charge in Hollywood, authorities said.
Coffey, 26, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police for speeding just before 2 am, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im, a spokesman for the department.
Coffey was cited for carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, Im said. He was released on parole from a county jail on a $10,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 24, jail records show.
The driver was cited for speeding and another passenger received a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana, Im said.
Coffey has been with the Clippers for four seasons.
“We are aware of a legal situation involving Amir Coffey and are investigating it,” the team said in a statement Monday.
Coffey may face NBA sanctions. The league generally reviews all criminal and personal conduct matters and may issue a fine or suspension when deemed appropriate.
The 6-foot-7 guard/forward has been primarily a bench player and is averaging 5.5 points per game.
He played in 50 games last season, including nine starts, and averaged 3.4 points per game. His best season came in 2021-22, when he played in 69 games with 30 starts and averaged 9.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
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