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Former UC standout convicted of federal drug, gun charges

Art Long (PHOTO: FOx19 NOW/File) Art Long (PHOTO: FOx19 NOW/File)
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A former University of Cincinnati basketball standout 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 also at the UC. He was arrested in 2013 after police searched his vehicle and his home in the Rochester suburb of Chili.
            
Investigators found ecstasy, marijuana, an AK-47 and a stolen .45-caliber handgun, along with drug-packaging materials.

Long averaged 9 points and 9 rebounds a game for the Bearcats his senior season in 1995-96. In 1995, Long made news when he was acquitted for punching a police horse. 
            
He later played for the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors between 2000 and 2003.

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