Baseball's Tim Lincecum Charged With Marijuana Possession

Nov. 6 2009, Published 8:33 a.m. ET

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Call him baseball's answer to Michael Phelps -- in terms of both talent and hobbies. San Francisco Giants' sensation Tim Lincecum was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, after the talented 2008 Cy Young Award winner was stopped for speeding in Oregon last week.

Lincecum, 25, was pulled over in his 2006 Mercedes Benz on Interstate 5 the morning of Oct. 30, after police clocked him driving 74 mph in a 60-mph zone; police said they smelled pot coming from the inside of his car. Lincecum then handed over approximately 3.3 grams of the illegal substance, police said, along with a pipe he was using to smoke it.

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Lincecum, via his attorneys, pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to records in Clark County District Court; he is due in court on Dec. 22.

Lincecum won 15 games with a stellar 2.48 ERA in 32 starts this year, racking up an amazing 261 strikeouts in 225.1 innings; the Giants had not yet issued a statement on the matter.



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