Ex-NBA player Glen Davis pays $15K fine to avoid jail time after pot bust

ABERDEEN, Md. -- Former NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis has agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges.

News outlets report the forward had faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with 126 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 last February, and indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution.

Davis' attorney, Brandon Mead, says prosecutors will dismiss the charges after Davis pays the fine. Mead says nothing indicates Davis was selling drugs.

Davis, 33, was a star player at LSU who also played for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. His NBA career ended in 2015.

Davis was also charged with felony assault in an April 2018 altercation outside a West Hollywood, California, club.