NBA legend Bill Russell ARRESTED BY TSA

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NBA legend Bill Russell forgot a little something was in his bag while at the Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle – A handgun!

The winner of 11 championships in 13 years playing in the NBA, was arrested by the TSA for bringing a .38-caliber handgun in a prohibited area of the airport.

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The gun was found during a TSA screening of his carry-on bags,

“Firearms, ammunition, firearm parts and realistic replicas of firearms are always prohibited in carry-on baggage. However, these items can be transported in checked baggage provided the traveler declares them to the airline during the ticket counter check-in process,” a TSA statement said.

Russell could be fined up to $7,500, the TSA said.

Russell was issued a citation and released.

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