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Laurence Maroney arrested on weapons charges

Philip Wheeler, Laurence Maroney AP

The “days without an arrest” meter can now be reset to zero, for the first time in the 2011 offseason.

Broncos running back Laurence Maroney has been arrested on weapons charges in St. Louis, according to KMOV-TV.

A St. Louis native, Maroney was in a vehicle with three other men when the arrest occurred.

Maroney, a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2006, was traded to the Broncos in 2010.  He appeared in four games, starting three and gaining only 74 yards on 36 carries, a 2.1 yards-per-carry average.

Perhaps he prefers running out of, yes, shotgun formation.

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33 Responses to “Laurence Maroney arrested on weapons charges”
  1. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 18, 2011 7:08 AM

    Now that his career is over it’s a good thing he has that college education to fall back on.

  2. joetoronto says: Jan 18, 2011 7:13 AM

    Just another Donkey.

  3. bonniebengal says: Jan 18, 2011 7:14 AM

    I’m curious to see how Elway and Fox respond to this. First big test for the new management.

  4. xtb3 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:29 AM

    So what else is new.

  5. ninjapleazee says: Jan 18, 2011 7:30 AM

    stay classy

  6. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 18, 2011 7:31 AM

    Maybe, he is a Teabagger bringing his stash to a rally:)

  7. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 18, 2011 7:32 AM

    Naw…he’s black. Teabaggers wouldn’t let him into their “club”:(

  8. mannynh says: Jan 18, 2011 7:36 AM

    A big thank you to Josh McDaniels for trading for this useless guy. As a Pats fan, I don’t miss him at all.

  9. skoobyfl says: Jan 18, 2011 7:45 AM

    Your honor, I cannot tell a lie….

  10. commoncents says: Jan 18, 2011 7:58 AM

    Didn’t Josh McDaniels give the Pats a 3rd for him in his last year of his contract? What did he do in Denver, nothing. Larry, you will be lucky to see another contract!!

  11. joetoronto says: Jan 18, 2011 8:02 AM

    Thumbs down to all political replies on a football site.

  12. bonniebengal says: Jan 18, 2011 8:05 AM

    mannynh says:
    Jan 18, 2011 7:36 AM
    “A big thank you to Josh McDaniels for trading for this useless guy. As a Pats fan, I don’t miss him at all.”

    Wow, McDaniels just keeps on giving, doesn’t he?

  13. cappa662 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:20 AM

    What’s a college education when you have felonies on your record?

  14. all4patriots says: Jan 18, 2011 8:22 AM

    Nice trade, Broncos

  15. baseballstars says: Jan 18, 2011 8:24 AM

    It wasn’t that long ago that fantasy football “experts” were raving about the guy, though he had never done anything in the pros. And to top it off, many of those “experts” did it AGAIN in 2009.

  16. bigtrav425 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:26 AM

    These Kids are never gonna learn

  17. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 18, 2011 8:27 AM

    he got it cheap on Ebay from a guy who calls himself eplaxico, or something.

  18. bradyisgod says: Jan 18, 2011 8:32 AM

    Lawrence Maroney = Worthless

    Bronco’s 4th Rd Pick = Priceless

    Thanks guys.

  19. richm2256 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:41 AM

    “Dangerous weapons”

    They sure ain’t talkin’ about his legs.

    Maroney may have been a bust in New England, but it took a trade to the Donks to make him a thug.

  20. stonedwhitetrash says: Jan 18, 2011 8:46 AM

    He just would not let Tebow pray over him to cast out those demons.

  21. waynefontes says: Jan 18, 2011 8:50 AM

    Shocking.. Laurence Maroney is still in the NFL?

  22. MinnesnowtaJagsFan says: Jan 18, 2011 8:52 AM

    Ha, we have African-Americans in the Tea party. We usually have our guns on us legally, which rules out Baloney. He’s just another thug with a Glock stuffed into his Costco sweat pants.

  23. forevercorr says: Jan 18, 2011 9:07 AM

    Hey hey! Guess who wasn’t going to be resigned anyway?

  24. footballfan says: Jan 18, 2011 9:10 AM

    You know, it is not that difficult to get the proper training and documentation to carry a firearm. Why can’t these guys get the picture and do it right…

  25. berniemadoffsides says: Jan 18, 2011 9:31 AM

    He joins Maurice Clarette and Travis Henry in the proud tradition of Denver running back failures.

  26. BC says: Jan 18, 2011 9:53 AM

    How many o’s are there in stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopid?

  27. sageyoung says: Jan 18, 2011 10:13 AM

    “Perhaps he prefers running out of, yes, shotgun formation.” No, more likely the “Pistol.”

  28. pfii63 says: Jan 18, 2011 10:32 AM

    This trade was right up there with the fleecing of the Vikes.

    Love it!

  29. orngcrsh says: Jan 18, 2011 10:57 AM

    As I understand it, Maroney told the officer before he checked his vehicle that he has a gun and showed a legal permit. So why exactly did he get arrested? This is still America, right? 2nd Amendment still applies.

  30. dempsey63 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:39 AM

    Moron ey

  31. harrelson81 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:50 AM

    Yep, the TEA Party certainly hates blacks. Like that darn Herman Cain, and black Congressmen Tim Scott (R-SC) and Allan West (R-FL). They’re not too fond of the Jews either, such as Mark Levin.

    Wait…what’s that you say? The TEA Party actually helped elect Reps. Scott and West? And many of them count Messrs. Cain and Levin as examples of great leadership in this new Conservative uprising?

    It can’t be true. It was all made up by Faux News, right (aka correct)?

  32. uncommon1 says: Jan 18, 2011 1:26 PM

    This makes no sense. He was arrested on weapons charges, but was able to show his documentation. He was legally carrying a firearm. Maroney wasn’t charged with any crime, therefore he wasn’t arrested. He may have been temporarily detained, but not arrested. Would the time official please reset the clock to the previous amount of days without an arrest?

  33. jethro007 says: Jan 18, 2011 4:44 PM

    I’m no Maroney fan–but this is a non-story. Is PFT so eager to change the clock on the arrest meter, it has to publish this tripe?

    “Mr. Maroney was unlawfully arrested for possession of weapons. He holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon and he had his permit on his person when he was arrested. He was not arrested for any drugs nor was he involved in a high speed chase. He was released without being charged with any offense and we do not anticipate he will be charged with any criminal offense.”

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