Judge: Gun trial for ex-Michigan State Spartans star Keith Appling will proceed
The court time keeps piling up in Keith Appling’s summer. Only it’s not the basketball kind.
According to a report at mlive.com, a Detroit judge ruled Tuesday that the former Michigan State basketball standout will face trial in Wayne Country Circuit Court as there is enough evidence for his case — one pertaining to a gun-related arrest last month — to proceed.
During a June 18 traffic stop in Detroit, the former Spartans guard was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon inside a motor vehicle. A conviction could mean up to five years in prison.
But that’s not the only case on Appling’s plate at present, as mlive.com explains:
The former standout point guard is due before another judge in a separate case involving gun possession later this month.
He was arrested for allegedly possessing a loaded AK-47 outside a Dearborn strip club in early May, according to police.
Appling is scheduled to appear in Dearborn District Court on July 29 for a preliminary hearing on charges of carrying several weapons in a vehicle and possession of marijuana.
The 6-foot-1 Appling, who started in 123 games for the Spartans from 2010-2014, made his NBA debut last season with the Orlando Magic. He played in 35 games this past winter with the Magic’s D-League affiliate, averaging 19 points and 5.3 assists per game for the the Erie (Pa.) Bayhawks.