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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