March 21, 1998 in Sports

Abdul-Jabbar Pays Fine

Compiled From Wire Services

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar surrendered a small amount of marijuana to U.S. Customs officials at a Canadian airport Sunday and paid a $500 civil fine, a Customs Service spokesman said Friday.

Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s career leading scorer, told Customs officers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport that he has migraines and “doctors recommended him using this,” said Pat Jones, a Customs spokesman in Washington, D.C.

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