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Wednesday, February 7, 2001
Suns forward stopped for speeding, weaving

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Police say Phoenix Suns forward Clifford Robinson told them he had smoked marijuana earlier in the evening when he was arrested.

Clifford Robinson

A police report released Tuesday said Robinson also acknowledged having had a couple of beers when a police officer asked whether he had been drinking.

Police said Robinson, who played a key role in the Suns' 97-80 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night, had been stopped early Monday in this northeastern Phoenix suburb because he was speeding and was weaving in and out of traffic lanes.

After police found a green leafy substance they believed to be marijuana in the car's console, Robinson said that "earlier, I smoked some weed," the report said.

Police said they also found more marijuana in a travel bag. Robinson said he had packed the bag himself, but was not aware that marijuana was inside. When police questioned that statement, the report said, Robinson replied, "Well, if it was in the bag, it's mine. I don't have a problem with that."

Robinson, 34, was cited for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. He was released about three hours later. Blood test results are pending.

A friend riding with him, Darryl Bell, drove Robinson's car after the arrest.
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