- Former NBA player Caleb Swanigan made his way to court to plead guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana charge
- Fans noticed Swanigan looked unrecognizable in court photos just one year since he last played in the NBA
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24-year-old Caleb Swanigan was playing in the NBA just a year ago but has found himself dealing with several off-court issues and it appears to be taking a toll on him.
Swanigan, who played briefly for the Trailblazers last year and is currently a free agent, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor marijuana charge after he was pulled over with 3 pounds of marijuana in his car.
— WANE 15 (@wane15) May 17, 2021
Via Indy Star
Swanigan, 24, was given a 180 day suspended sentence with two days time served as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to court officials. He will avoid jail time.
The 2015 IndyStar Mr. Basketball winner, known by fans as “Biggie,” was arrested Dec. 23 by Columbia City Police Department officers after a traffic stop in northern Indiana. Police said they found 3.4 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash inside his vehicle.
A Columbia City Police Department report at the time noted officers observed Swanigan’s Toyota SUV traveling well below the posted 60 mph speed limit and failing to use traffic signals on U.S. 30 about 2 a.m.
A photo of an unrecognizable Swanigan going to court went viral on social media because fans couldn’t believe it was the same person who had just played in the league last year.
A snapshot of Caleb Swanigan……. pic.twitter.com/7GOAuJrHST
— Earn Your Ranks (@EarnYourRanks) May 18, 2021
Really hope Caleb Swanigan is all right, this is scary… he was in the NBA just last year pic.twitter.com/lzm28di3Kt
— Mike Korzemba (@mikekorz) May 18, 2021
isn’t this Caleb Swanigan LITERALLY last season? what the hell happened!? pic.twitter.com/t5GUTV1ZAq
— ☘️ (@lolceltics) May 18, 2021
Nah somebody needs to reach out to Caleb Swanigan there is no reason he should be out here like this he needs help
— r i c h (@misterxclusive) May 18, 2021
Hopefully, Swanigan is okay because it does seem like he’s dealing with several serious off-the-court issues.