Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been arrested in Florida and found with 357 grams of marijuana, a firearm and over $190,000 in cash. 27 year old Guion was pulled over around 11 p.m. in his hometown of Starke, Florida and became "extremely uncooperative and hostile" when his truck was searched after an officer noticed the smell of marijuana. He was released on a $100k bond, and according to ESPN's Jason Wilde who reported the story, he's not likely to play for Green Bay again. Or get that cash back, one would believe.
Cops: Letroy Guion had weed and $190K in cash in his truck http://t.co/h3SxjHCozI
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 4, 2015
According to Deadspin, Guion was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane, and the police officer who stopped the NFL player "said he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Guion's 2015 Dodge Ram pickup." Before the officer could search the truck, the NFL player told the officer that he had a firearm.
As The Green Bay Gazette report, police say that Guion became "extremely uncooperative and hostile" once the police officer continued looking in Guion's truck once the firearm was discovered. They say the police reported Guion "kept coming near the truck several times saying, 'Hey, man, my money is in there.'" Guion attempted to remove a black bag and was handcuffed, the report said. The bag contained the weed and cash.
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The Gazette say Guion -- who started all 18 games for Green Bay this year and was angling for a long term contract -- was charged "with two felony counts for possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and two bags of marijuana that contained a total of 357 grams, the report said. He also had $190,028.81 stashed in a backpack."
They also report a Packers spokesperson as saying "We are aware of a serious matter involving Letroy Guion. We have not yet spoken to Letroy and we will have no further comment," on Wednesday morning.
02/04/15 Arrested development: Letroy Guion had won over the NFL's MVP and the locker room. After his arrest T... http://t.co/KJvQyMcrkO
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) February 4, 2015
As a result, now ESPN's Jason Wilde says "the Packers are unlikely to re-sign him," even though he was thought of as a great teammate.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 4, 2015
As Sports Illustrated point out, possessing "more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony in Florida," which carries up to a five year prison sentence. Meanwhile possessing a firearm while in commission of a felony "regardless of whether the use of a weapon is an element of the felony" comes with a "minimum sentence of 10 years in prison" were Guion convicted.
Hey kids. Don't go for a ride with your cash/weed bag while strapped. Or, if you do, maintain a single lane, huh?