Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Alexander arrested for gun felony

Dylan Mickanen
NBC Sports Northwest

Cliff Alexander was arrested and given a felony charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for possession of a loaded pistol without a concealed carry license last Wednesday, according to TMZ Sports.

The police stopped Alexander at around 9:30 PM CT in Chicago, Ill., because he didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign which additionally earned him a citation.

The top high school recruit in the country in 2014 admitted to having the firearm to the police because he was, "On his way to Englewood and was nervous for his safety." 

Alexander also admitted to having marijuana on him and despite the cops finding "a clear plastic bag with a green substance in it" he was not booked with drug charges. 

According to jail records, Alexander was released from custody late Thursday afternoon. 

The 6-foot-9, 245-pound basketball player went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and signed with the Portland Trail Blazers who he played eight games for. The following season he signed a ten-day contract with the Nets but never played a game.

Now, he's a center for Le Mans Sarthe in LNB Pro A in France where he averaged 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in 22 appearances. 

Be sure to check out the latest Talkin' Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Fry and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon along with special guest former Portland Trail Blazer Steve Blake.

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