ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A former University of Cincinnati and NBA player is heading to prison after being convicted of federal drug and gun charges.
A judge sentenced Arthur "Art" Long on Tuesday to nearly seven years behind bars. The 43-year-old was convicted of operating his home as a hub for dealing marijuana and ecstasy. Prosecutors said he also had two firearms.
Long was a star player at East High School in Rochester, New York, and played at the University of Cincinnati in the mid-1990s. He was once charged with punching a police horse on Short Vine while he was at UC, in 1995.
Investigators found ecstasy, marijuana, an AK-47 and a stolen .45-caliber handgun, along with drug-packaging materials.
Long played for the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors between 2000 and 2003.