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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Fizer pleads guilty to carrying gun

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posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 11:14 AM
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Former Chicago Bulls forward Marcus Fizer pleaded guilty after possessing a loaded handgun.

Fizer was pulled over during a highway traffic stop and entered the plea to a misdemeanor charge. After he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful use of a weapon, the former Iowa State star was sentenced to one year's probation and fined $2,500.

Fizer was previously charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in October 2002.

At a past hearing, an Illinois State Police trooper testified that he stopped the 25-year-old because his front windshield was tinted, which is illegal in Illinois.

Fizer was drafted by the Bulls with the fourth overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft out of Iowa State. He is an unrestricted free a gent and was recently selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the expansion draft.

For his career, Fizer has averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.


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