According to the AP, Gonzaga star basketball player, Josh Heytvelt, has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. The police found just over an ounce of hallucinogenic mushrooms in his bag. Theo Davis, who was with Heytvelt, is being charged with misdemeanor possession of the reefer.

If Heytvelt is convicted, he could face 5 years of being someone’s bitch (Note to Josh: buy duct tape) and have to pay a $10,ooo fine. Odds are there will be some sort of plea deal. Since he is a first time drug offender, he would probably get 6 months or lesser. And from the sounds of it, Washington state has a similar program of accelerated rehabilitation that we have in Connecticut. A law many of our fine athletes at UCONN have taken advantage of.

To me it is going to be interesting to see how the university reacts. School officials have said that they won’t take any action until the legal system has run its course. Because this is a serious offense, I would think that Heytvelt’s playing days in Spokane are probably done.

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