Charges Against Kevin Porter Jr. Dropped

All charges against Cavaliers swingman Kevin Porter Jr. following an arrest last month have been dropped, reports ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. On November 15, the 20-year-old flipped his Mercedes SUV on a highway near Cleveland. When they arrived at the scene, police discovered marijuana and a loaded handgun in the SUV.

The second-year guard out of USC was subsequently charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony, in addition to misdemeanors for driving without a license and marijuana possession. Marijuana remains illegal for recreational use in Ohio. A Mahoning County grand jury opted against indicting Porter on any of the charges.

As Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets, Porter could still face a suspension or fine from the NBA if the league feels that is warranted based on its own investigation.

For his rookie season in Cleveland, Porter averaged 10.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and 2.2 APG. He posted a shooting slash line of .442/.335/.723.

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16 thoughts on “Charges Against Kevin Porter Jr. Dropped

  1. hiflew

    Isn’t it great when the lawyers of rich people prove that they can do things the rest of us mortals would go to jail for or be killed by cops over?

    • brownscavsr4me

      Read the article. He had a gun without a license. He didn’t point or threaten anyone with it, do you think he should be imprisoned for any amount of time for this? Also, his marijuana is decriminalized and is a misdemeanor in Ohio, and he wasn’t under the influence or speeding while driving. He took responsibility for mishandling his vehicle. He is 20 and dumb and had a gun without a license. That’s what the big deal is. Why would anyone be killed by the cops or should go to jail for that? And don’t say well rich people always get off, because that isn’t the case, many charges are dropped all the time. He just happens to be in the limelight.

      • hiflew

        I don’t know why anyone would be killed for that? Perhaps you should ask the people that have been killed by cops for far less that having a improperly handled loaded handgun in a motor vehicle (a felony in Ohio). Oh wait, you can’t because they are dead.

        • x%sure

          Let’s not connect unrelated things. “killed by cops for far less”…dreadful but so what. What is that, some kind of standard? And why play up the drama?
          He wasn’t handling it in any way, however loaded. It was just there on inspection. I’m sure it’s on his record.
          KPJ flipped a car, get him for that

  2. cavsarethebestever42

    Don’t judge the young on stupid stuff. He’s going to grow as a person.

    • hiflew

      Everyone assumes that he will grow as a person, but what if he doesn’t. There are lots of people that don’t grow as people. Prisons and cemeteries are full of them.

  3. Little_Dunker_45

    Wow those cops are not very chill. Arrest u for marijuana? Listen to some bib marley once in ur life. As for the guins…ya…no. only shooting u need to worry about is ur jump shot bud. No one thinks ur handgun is chill or cool.
    I hope u find your way young man

  4. If I had the money the pro players have, my house would be filled to the brimmed max with guns and marijuana.

  5. KnickerbockerAl

    That weed must have been real good. That he flipped a car all by himself. Kids today …..

  6. getoffmylawn

    How does he get driving without a license kicked? That’s a no-brainer to charge him with…sounds like Porter is spending his large salary quickly on fast cars, pot, guns, and eventually, legal representation. Sounds like another athlete sadly headed for bankruptcy a year after his career ends. And no, I didn’t do anything that foolish when I was his age. Not all 20 year olds act like fools.

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