Report: Former Michigan State hoops star arrested for heroin
Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arrested and is reportedly facing drug charges, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Appling was arrested on Feb. 8 after being stopped by police after noticing his vehicle was weaving in and out of lanes. When he was pulled over, it was reported that Appling was “sweating and unsteady.” Police then found 19 grams of heroin in a sandwich bag in the car.
Appling was charged with delivery or manufacture of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance and driving without a license. He was arraigned on Wednesday and released on bond. He is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 25.
From 2010-14, Appling was a member of Michigan State’s basketball team. He played in 142 career games for the Spartans, averaging 10.6 points, 3.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in four years with the program.
When his time at Michigan State came to an end, Appling played professional basketball, mostly in the NBA D-League and abroad. The Detroit native is 28 years old.