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Heavyweight boxing champ Deontay Wilder arrested for marijuana in hometown of Alabama

June 16, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Heavyweight boxing champ Deontay Wilder arrested for marijuana in hometown of Alabama

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WBC heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was arrested for possession of marijuana in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Tuscaloosa Police said in a statement that officers found marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

According to the statement, cops pulled the 31-year-old Wilder over for a window tint violation.

The boxer gave police permission to search the vehicle after officers detected the smell of marijuana and found a small amount in the console of the SUV.

Police arrested Deontay Wilder for second-degree misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was later freed on $1,000 bond.

His attorney, Paul Patterson, told the Tuscaloosa News that the weed didn’t belong to his client, but claimed someone who used his Cadillac Escalade while he was out of town.

“Deontay has been out-of-state for several days, he returned home today from Georgia driving his Rolls Royce and selected his Cadillac Escalade from his fleet of vehicles to run errands,” Patterson said.

Wilder, a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic games, remains undefeated with a record of 38 wins and 0 losses with 37 coming by way of knockout.

Despite the arrest, the hard-hitting heavyweight has been touted for a massive unification showdown against the IBF and WBA champion, British superstar Anthony Joshua.

In his last fight back in February, Wilder scored a fifth-round knockout of Gerald Washington.

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