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Blazers' Randolph passenger in car cited for racing

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Randolph was a passenger of a driver cited for racing in downtown Portland early Thursday, police said.

Taquan Portis, 22, was cited for speed racing, careless driving, failure to obey a traffic signal and no front plate -- all traffic
violations. He is scheduled to appear in court July 6.

Portis was driving a Dodge Magnum registered to Randolph when the two were pulled over about 3:15 a.m.

Police found two loaded handguns in the car, but Randolph was not cited because he has a concealed weapons permit for the firearms, said Officer Catherine Kent, a Portland police spokeswoman.

Officers estimated the car was racing at 50 to 60 mph in a 20
mph zone, Kent said.

The Trail Blazers issued a statement that said the team would conduct its own investigation into the incident.

"While Randolph was not ticketed or cited, he is mentioned in
the police report as the legally licensed owner of two registered
handguns found in the car," the statement read. "The team must
withhold further comment, pending the outcome of its
investigation."