The last we heard from the former Syracuse basketball star, he was attempting to make it in the NBA as part of the Jazz' summer league team. That of course followed an all-too-brief stint with the Maine Red Claws and a previous try with the Jazz. With the injury bug seemingly quelled, we hoped Paul was on the road back to success in either in NBDL or Europe.
Turns out, Paul made another detour along the way. A detour that included "second-degree menacing." Yikes.
In a deal with Erie County prosecutors, Paul Harris pleaded guilty to a single count of attempted second-degree menacing. Harris had faced charges of second-degree menacing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and unlawful possession of marijuana.
According to the plea deal, the other charges against Harris are dropped.
This all stems from an incident that reportedly occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 2. And in case you're wondering, second-degree menacing involves using a weapon. Oy oy oy. According to his lawyer, the "weapon" in question was simply a pair of keys.
Let's hope Paul gets back to menacing fellow basketball players and does so quickly. Might I recommend New Zealand? It works wonders for fallen SU hoopsters...