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Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

October 09, 2013 01:30 PM by Suzy Kerr

According to sources, Lamar Odom has pled not guilty to charges stemming from his DUI arrest a few weeks ago. The NBA player and estranged husband of Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian didn’t actually appear in court; instead, his attorney Rich Hutton put in the plea on his behalf. It’s not clear why Lamar didn’t face the judge himself, but maybe he was too busy arranging his next drug deal. It’s anyone’s guess, really.

TMZ first broke the story of Lamar’s relapse into the drug world when reports surfaced that the basketball player has been smoking crack and using other drugs. Lamar has battled addiction in the past, too. Just last year, he went to rehab for his drug use, but he checked out after just three weeks. Now it seems that the 33-year old has returned to his old habits and even his reality star wife Khloe Kardashian has been unable to pry him from the death grip of crack cocaine.

Lamar’s struggles became public record back on August 30, when he was pulled over in L.A. for “driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.” After failing numerous field sobriety tests and then refusing a chemical test, L.A. cops hauled him to jail. Since then, the baller’s troubles have only escalated. Right now, Lamar and Khloe are living separately, with Khloe keeping a low profile and Lamar surfacing infrequently amid reports of continued drug use. Neither has commented publicly on Lamar’s legal troubles or the state of their marriage, but sources close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians family say that it’s only a matter of time before Khloe starts divorce paperwork.

In the meantime, Lamar Odom has his other legal matters to deal with. A pretrial date has been set for some time in November, and the judge has ordered that the NBA player must obey all laws until then. Um, duh, but okay.Maybe he really does need to be told that in no uncertain terms.

What’s next for Lamar and Khloe? Will Lamar’s legal problems bring them closer together or drive them farther apart? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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