Eastern Michigan basketball’s Emoni Bates suspended as he faces gun charges

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The Detroit News

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University basketball player Emoni James-Wayne Bates, a one-time five-star recruit, is facing gun charges after he was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday night in Washtenaw County. Bates, 18, faces two felony charges in Washtenaw County’s 14A-1 District Court, online court records show. One charge is for carrying a concealed weapon. The other is for altering identification marks on a weapon or firearm. Both were requested by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department. Bates was suspended from “practices and playing privileges” at EMU, university Athletic D…

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