11-time NBA champion, Bill Russell, was arrested this past Wednesday at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, after being found carrying a loaded gun into a prohibited area of the airport. The 79-year-old was carrying a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson as he was passing through a security checkpoint.
Fortunately for Russell, he was released after a background check was ran, and security discovered that Russell indeed had a permit for the weapon. However, Russell will face a civil penalty ranging from $3,000 to $7,500, as bringing a gun into a prohibited area of an airport is a state charge.
Russell was an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, as they dominated the NBA in the 1960's. He was also a 5-time MVP & a 12-time All-Star in his 13-year hall of fame career. A statue honoring his career accomplishments will be unveiled at the Boston City Hall Plaza on November 1st.