Blount was arrested last December after 11 pounds of pot were intercepted being delivered to his grandmother's house. Another 18 pounds of pot and a stash of cash were found at his home.
So, Corie Blount will essentially be going to prison for possessing 29 pounds of weed. That's right ... 29 pounds ... of weed.
The Associated Press reports:
"Although Judge Craig Hedric did not sentence Blount to the maximum 10 years in prison, he rejected Blount's claim that the marijuana was intended for personal use and to share with friends.
"'Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much,' Hedric told Blount."
Blount was also fined $10,000, had to surrender two vehicles and more than $30,000 in cash that was seized during the initial bust.
What is it with Bulls players falling on hard times in their post-NBA careers? Blount joins fellow former Bulls Randy Brown and Jason Caffey -- who have made headlines of their own due to their financial woes.
Blount was a first-round draft pick out of Cincinnati for the Bulls in 1993. He played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, Raptors, Cavaliers, Suns, Warriors, and 76ers. He averaged 3.6 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game during his career.