Ex-Michigan State player Keith Appling faces weapons charges
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling faces charges including carrying a concealed weapon after he was found in possession of guns and marijuana in suburban Detroit.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 24-year-old Appling was arrested outside a Dearborn strip club Sunday night. Club security called police after seeing a man pull a gun from the trunk of a car.
Prosecutors say Appling was in the driver’s seat. Officers found a handgun under the driver’s seat, a loaded weapon in the trunk and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
Weapons and marijuana possession charges were announced Wednesday.
Appling’s lawyer Cyril Hall says police were looking for a different car and that the search wasn’t legal.
Appling played for the Spartans from 2010-2014 and plays for the NBA’s development league.