Clipper forward Chris Wilcox, charged with transporting a handgun in a vehicle, was scheduled to stand trial today before a judge in Ellicott City, Md.
He faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Wilcox, who helped Maryland win the 2002 NCAA championship and has had sporadic success in three seasons with the Clippers, was stopped on U.S. Route 29 in Columbia, Md., about 1 a.m. on June 27, after a Howard County police officer saw him struggling to keep his car in a lane.
After a K-9 unit arrived, Wilcox passed a field sobriety test. But when the dog reacted to the silver BMW the 22-year-old player was driving, Wilcox was asked whether there was anything inside the car. He said there was a gun.
A .357 Ruger revolver with one spent shell casing in it was found in a pocket behind the passenger seat. Police said live ammunition and two other spent shell casings also were found in the car.