In a startling turn of events, former Syracuse basketball player Brendan Paul has been implicated as Sean 'Diddy' Combs' alleged "drug mule." The 25-year-old was apprehended by federal agents at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport while attempting to board a private jet.

Reports suggest that federal authorities, working in collaboration with Homeland Security and Border Patrol, discovered suspected drugs, including cocaine and marijuana edibles, in Paul's belongings. Before this development, Paul had a stint as a walk-on player for Syracuse's basketball team for two seasons before transferring to Division II Fairmont State in 2020.

During his time at Syracuse, Paul made appearances in a total of 16 games, registering three points and one rebound in 17 minutes of play. However, his name has now been associated with a much more serious allegation in Rodney Jones' lawsuit against Combs, claiming that Paul assisted the rap mogul in acquiring and distributing guns and drugs.

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While the recently seized drugs from Paul have not been directly linked to Diddy, he was released on a $2,500 bond following his arrest. This development coincided with the raiding of Combs' residences in Miami and Los Angeles by the Homeland Security Investigations Human Trafficking Task Force.

This comes in the wake of a previous lawsuit brought by Combs' ex-girlfriend Casandra Ventura last November, accusing him of sexual abuse, which was subsequently settled. Combs has been entangled in a web of legal troubles in recent months, with various individuals levying allegations against him.

As the investigation unfolds and the details surrounding Brendan Paul's role in the alleged drug-related activities continue to surface, the swirling controversies surrounding Sean 'Diddy' Combs only seem to intensify.

Through his lawyer Aaron Dyer, Diddy has maintained his innocence and described the recent searches on his properties as an "unprecedented ambush." According to Dyer, Diddy cooperated with authorities during their searches but was not detained. So far, Diddy has not faced any charges related to these recent developments.

Look Inside Joe Biden's Former Syracuse Home

A lot has happened since the house last sold in 2005 for $68,000. Between the previous occupant becoming Vice-President and then the 46th President over the past 17 years, along with the current housing market, the property is now on the market at a substantial uptick of $334,900.

The house is at 608 and 610 Stinard Avenue, and was originally built in 1925. It’s a two-family duplex with 3,364 square feet of space, plus a two-car garage. The first unit is two bed/two bath. The second unit is roomier with four bedrooms and two baths. The house has lots of original wood paneling, which feels very presidential. Could sleeping here lead to a long and successful political career? It certainly couldn’t hurt.

Photo credit: Eric F Metz II, Independent Realty Group via Zillow.

Gallery Credit: Cameron Coats

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