Wednesday, Russell was handed over to police after a TSA member found a .38-caliber pistol that was loaded with six rounds without any disruptions.
Russell does have a permit for the gun but that did not give the 79-year-old, 11-time NBA champion and former coach the authority to be able to go through security at the airport with it.
According to CBS News, Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area and his gun was confiscated.
Russell was released.
What I want to know is, why did Bill Russell feel it was ok to try to get through security with a gun? Did he forget that he had it on him?
Well one thing is for sure, do not try no funny business with Bill Russell because clearly he stays strapped!