Sunday , Dec , 30 , 2012 Paul Eide

Former NBA Player Busted With Codeine, Weed

If you’re going to party, don’t do it in your car.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Especially when you have a controlled substance in your possession.

Former NBA first round draft pick Shawne WIlliams was busted in Tennessee for possessing marijuana and codeine cough syrup and was also charged with intent to deliver manufacture or sell. 

For some reason, Williams’ Porsche was parked outside of a Cricket wireless store when the arresting smelled marijuana  coming from the vehicle. When officers approached the car Williams said, ""Officer I ain’t gonna lie to you, there’s a blunt in the car and some syrup." Inside the car police found a partially smoked marijuana blunt, another blunt that had not been smoked, and a bottle containing 83 grams of codeine cough syrup, for which Williams did not have a prescription.

Syrup or "Sizzurp" is a cough medicine for which Williams did not have a prescription for. The act of drinking "Sizzurp" (a mix of cough syrup and a non-alcoholic beverage like soda) was popularized by the Three 6 Mafia song "Sippin’ On Some Syrup". And, by the lifestyle of former NFL first round draft pick JaMarcus Russell.
It’s an unfortunate way to get back into the headlines for a player that was likely looking for a way back into the league. But of all the ways to get busted, a Porsche parked in a public area with marijuana smoke billowing out of it (presumably) is definitely about as high profile as it gets. It’s a good thing the car wasn’t actually moving at the time of his arrest, or additional charges would’ve been added.
Williams was drafted in the first round (17th overall) in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. He played in the NBA for five seasons for the Pacers, Mavericks, Nets and Kicks. He lasted played for the Nets in 2011-12 and averaged 4.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg in 25 games. For his career he averaged 5.7 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 16.4 mpg.
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