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Emiliano Carchia: Rumors from Lebanon are that Loren Woods might get Lebanese Passport and join National Team Twitter @SportandoBasket
Authorities say former NBA player Loren Woods was arrested on DUI charges in Tampa, Fla. Jail records show 33-year-old Woods refused a blood-alcohol test when he was arrested early Wednesday. He was later released on $2,500 bail. According to the NBA's website, he played for six years, including a brief stint with the Miami Heat. Oklahoman
Woods, for a time, was part of an explosion of the sport for the Tehran-based Mahran team last season. "For a while, I think I was the tallest person in Iran," Woods said. "But it was a little like being a superstar in the NBA; I hadn't had that much attention since college." Cleveland Plain Dealer
Is it safe? How will an American be treated? How will the heavy government influence affect his life? Will he be able to get in and out of the country when he wants? And will he be able to communicate with his family and friends? The answers turned out to be all positive and, other than a few hassles, Woods said he left Iran thinking positively about it. "I knew the situation would be somewhat difficult with all the political things that were going on, but it panned out and actually ended up being one of better experiences of my professional career," said Woods, who also has played extensively in Europe. "When you just read about it or see it on TV, you can't picture it, but once you get there, it's a pretty normal place to be." Cleveland Plain Dealer
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