Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair breaks down in court after being given 3.5 years in jail for weapons charges
Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair had a complete meltdown after he was given a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for gun charges. The former NBA lottery pick did not hide his disappointment over the verdict from a Manhattan court.
Telfair lost his mind after learning that he will have to serve jail time in the next thee years. He pleaded not to take him away from the community because he wants to work for his family and watch his daughter grow up.
“Please don’t take me from society right now,” Telfair said, via Darrelle Lincoln of Total Pro Sports. “I am 34. I can go play in China for six years and take care of my family. I’m waiting for my daughter right now to get her period. Real mental illness because I wasn’t around. She hasn’t even gotten her period yet.”
Telfair was driving his Ford F-150 in Brooklyn in 2017 when he was pulled over for violating traffic rules. Police then found firearms inside his car, including three handguns, a submachine gun and ammunition.
The former NBA point guard revealed that the firearms and ammunition were licensed in Florida but not in New York. He claimed that he was not aware that they were inside his car, saying that he was in the process of moving his things following he and his wife’s decision to file for divorce.