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2017 NBA First Round Pick Busted For Drugs & Weighs Over 400 LBS

By Benny Franklin
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Former Purdue basketball player and Portland Trailblazer Caleb Swanigan has fallen on hard times...

The 2017 first-round pick has battled obesity his whole life and been through a lot, causing him to fluctuate weight. 

With Covid-19 messing up last year's NBA season, it seems things really affected Swanigan, as he was busted for drugs in 2020.

Throughout his career, he was around 260lbs, but when he showed up for court this week, he was well over 400lbs. 

According to a report from WANE-TV...

“Swanigan, 23, was pulled over around 2 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2020, on eastbound U.S. 30 by Columbia City Police. During the stop, police found 3.4 pounds of marijuana in Swanigan’s vehicle, as well as $3,415 in cash and some drug paraphernalia. Swanigan was arrested and booked into the Whitley County Jail. He was released on bond.”

Since he was a first-time offender, Swanigan pleaded guilty to the charges. and was sentenced to 180 days suspended. 

He was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with any prescribed treatment.

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