Money can buy a lot of things but common sense is not one of them. Dwight Howard was recently detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston for trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun in his carry-on. He’s not the first athlete to find himself in this situation and he certainly won’t be the last. I’ll forever be curious as to why famous people think this is normal.
Rockets center Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday for having a handgun in his carry-on bag.
Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said Wednesday that Howard was stopped at Terminal E at 7 a.m. when Transportation Security Administration officials discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag.
Howard told officials the gun was his, and after being detained by law enforcement officials he was allowed to give the handgun to an associate.
The Houston District Attorney’s office was contacted after Howard was detained and declined to press any criminal charges against him