Richard Liebson of the Journal News was the first to report that Telfair was allegedly found with a gun at a traffic stop in Yonkers, New York early this morning.
Police said Telfair, who was driving, produced a Florida driver's license that had been suspended. Westchester County Police Officer Adrian Camacho subsequently found a loaded .45-caliber handgun under the front passenger seat, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said.
A short time later Camacho discovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun under the front passenger seat, O'Leary said.
Telfair and a passenger in the car, Al Eden Fuentes, 28, of Queens, were both charged with second-degree possession of a weapon, a felony. Telfair was also hit with a misdemeanor charge of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and issued summonses accusing him of speeding and driving without a license violations.
"He was very polite and cooperative with our officer,'' O'Leary said of Telfair, who along with Fuentes was being held by county police this morning.
I know this can't be great news to Boston fans, and of course he may be fully exonerated. But the idea of NBA players with guns? I don't think it's a shocker. Even Telfair has had an incident before, and there is ample evidence that it's a wider issue.