Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Ex-player Jose Ortiz's bail revoked
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Former NBA player Jose Ortiz is being held in federal prison in Puerto Rico after a judge revoked his bail, saying he had tested positive for cocaine.
Ortiz pleaded guilty last week to drug charges after federal agents raided his home in June and seized 218 marijuana plants at his house along with 40 rounds of ammunition.
Ortiz had been free on bail while awaiting sentencing.
He already has been ordered to provide 600 hours of community service, including speaking at schools about the dangers of drugs.
Ortiz played at Oregon State before spending two seasons with the Utah Jazz. He also played in Spain and Greece and was on the Puerto Rican national team, appearing in four Olympics.