Anderson Faces Prison Time


NBA free agent center Greg "Cadillac" Anderson has pleaded guilty to a federal drug trafficking charge.

Anderson, charged with one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, made his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Biloxi. He faces a maximum four years in prison and a $2 million fine.

Two other counts of possession and a count of trafficking and forfeiture were dropped.

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In an indictment June 25, federal authorities accused Anderson and three other men of making deals for cocaine and carrying the drugs across state lines from Houston, Texas, to Biloxi.

Authorities said Anderson was detained but not arrested May 20 at a hotel during an FBI sting operation.

The other men -- Kevin Porter, Kenneth Blackmon and Howard Hill -- also have pleaded guilty. All four are to be sentenced Feb. 9.

Anderson is a 10-year NBA veteran who played for six teams. Last season with the Atlanta Hawks, backing up Dikembe Mutombo at center, Anderson earned the NBA minimum salary, approximately $242,000. He made $6 million for two seasons in the Italian League, 1992 and 1993.

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