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Chane Behanan arrested in downtown Louisville

Behanan helped Louisville make a Final Four in 2012 and win a national title the year after.

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Former Louisville basketball player Chane Behanan was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and marijuana possession on Saturday.

A car Behanan was traveling in was pulled over on 7th Street after a traffic violation. An officer observed marijuana residue on Behanan’s lap, and a stolen Sporter 7.62 ak-47 style rifle was found in the backseat.

Behanan helped Louisville make the Final Four in 2012 and win a national title in 2013. He was the West Region MVP during the 2012 run and scored 15 points to go with 12 rebounds in U of L’s 82-76 championship game win over Michigan.

In December of 2013, Rick Pitino dismissed Behanan from the team for a violation of team rules. Behanan later admitted that the violation was a failed drug test, which hadn’t been his first. Behanan was also cited for marijuana possession in downtown Louisville back in 2014.

As has been the case for years now, the only person Chane is hurting in all this is himself. He should still have several good years of being able to play overseas and make a great living in front of him, and now he’s jeopardizing all that.