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Maroney’s publicist insists arrest will be “easily explained”

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Former Patriots first round pick Laurence Maroney had his most disappointing season of an increasingly disappointing career in 2010.

If that didn’t hurt his free agent stock this offseason enough, Maroney was arrested on weapons charges Monday night.

Maroney wasn’t charged and says he has a concealed weapons license.  But he was allegedly high while possessing a firearm, which is illegal.

“It’s definitely a sad thing when I’ve worked so hard all my life to get to where I’m at and something like this happens,” Maroney said on The Fast Lane on ESPN101 in St. Louis.   “It’s one of these things me and my publicist will work hard to take care of right now.”

That publicist, Jane Higgins, characterized the arrest as a “mistake” and that it will be “easily explained in time.”

“I never thought I’d be in this position,” Maroney said.

Maroney is very unlikely to return to Denver and this news won’t help him find employment next year, no matter how it’s explained.

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  1. raythestabber says: Jan 18, 2011 7:05 PM

    What a picture LMFAO!

    Ray Lewis knows a great lawyer

  2. toe4 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:06 PM

    Too bad for Pippi Longstocking those pigtails can’t be easily explained.

  3. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:13 PM

    It’s good that he already has pony-tails because he’s gonna be somebodies b*tch in prison for a long time.

  4. jaggedmark says: Jan 18, 2011 7:16 PM

    But he was allegedly high while possessing a firearm, which is illegal.

    Isn’t it illegal to be high ANYTIME?

  5. jackbassett says: Jan 18, 2011 7:17 PM

    He’s gonna have a harder time explaining why his client feels the need to look like Punky Brewster.

  6. brasho says: Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM

    Wow, it’s the Wendy’s girl!

  7. citizenstrange says: Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM

    Did Maroney’s cellmate already make him put on a wig?

  8. nesuperfan says: Jan 18, 2011 7:23 PM

    Clearly he doesn’t know a great barber…Nice pigtails.

  9. fishfan39 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:23 PM

    To have a do like that he must have been high. Imagine being a judge and having that appear in your courtroom. WTF!

  10. commandercornpone says: Jan 18, 2011 7:25 PM

    yes it can be explained easily.

    he is guilty.

  11. arnoldziffel says: Jan 18, 2011 7:26 PM

    Of course Maroney’s behavior can be easily explained:

    While driving in his vehicle, under the influence of drugs, Maroney was stopped by a police officer, who then found the weapon.

    Easily explained.

    So … why did Maroney have a really bad season this year? Hmmm … maybe that can be easily explained as well.

    And what does next season hold for Maroney? Perhaps earning the veteran’s minimum, with additional funds to be earned through on the field incentives only.

    Idiot.

  12. oa316ts says: Jan 18, 2011 7:27 PM

    What won’t be easily explained is Maroney’s offseason alias of Pippy Longstockings…

  13. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 18, 2011 7:34 PM

    That publicist, Jane Higgins, characterized the arrest as a “mistake” and that it will be “easily explained in time.”

    Jane, honey, if you were an attorney you’d know we have courts where you could “easily explain” what happened.

    This should end well……

  14. dvnelson72 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:47 PM

    I don’t know what is worse. Maroney’s pigtails or Rex’s feet.

    nevermind. the feet are worse.

  15. cmstrick says: Jan 18, 2011 7:49 PM

    Maybe he meant “relatively easily explained”. As in, more easily explained than those ridiculous pigtails…

  16. tryytheeveal says: Jan 18, 2011 7:50 PM

    But……He now has street cred within the homeless, drug dealing, firearm shooting hip hop community,…afterall, “he got paid”, and it’s all that matters…. and although it doesn’t pay much now, if you think it doesn’t matter, you haven’t been paying attention….Another in a long line of hood rats disguised as professionals

  17. A.R. Duckworth says: Jan 18, 2011 7:58 PM

    What won’t be easily explained is the reasoning behind that hair cut.

  18. bertilfox says: Jan 18, 2011 7:58 PM

    Easy explanation:

    Kool Aid is a buffoon!

    BTW…kudos to the Pippy Longstocking joke :)

  19. hobartbaker says: Jan 18, 2011 7:58 PM

    Publicist maintains Larry was provoked. The kid in the back seat behind him kept dipping his hair in the glue jar whenever he leaned back. The argument soon attracted the attention of authorities, and wouldn’t you know it the wrong kid gets blamed.

  20. gunner1970 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:03 PM

    This really sucks for him. Maroney was a stud at the Univ. of Minnesota. Some people get all that money in pro sports and can’t handle it. Best of luck to him, but I think he’s about done with the NFL.

  21. abninf says: Jan 18, 2011 8:17 PM

    Some lipstick, removal of the false teeth his agent bought before draft day after his real ones rotted out in the 9th grade, and a crack pipe in his mouth would complete the picture.

  22. Darth Goodell says: Jan 18, 2011 8:19 PM

    Maroney attempted to run from the cops, but he ran straight into a wall and fell down. Just like when he carries the football.

  23. FinFan68 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:29 PM

    It’s definitely a sad thing when I’ve worked so hard all my life to get to where I’m at and something like this happens,”
    Typical comment from a guy who feels entitled to things. Getting caught “happened” to him and he doesn’t seem to think his behavior had anything to do with it…just bad luck. His “I never thought I’d be in this position,” comment further proves this point.

  24. pondbridge says: Jan 18, 2011 8:53 PM

    A shame. All the talent in the world. With the right running backs coach, he could be great. He has had some great games. Hope the guy gets a second chance, and that people stop piling on. He had a nightmare season, which is no excuse for what happened in St. Louis.

  25. commandercornpone says: Jan 18, 2011 8:57 PM

    i would think he would have to be on drugs to have hair like that.

  26. hobartbaker says: Jan 18, 2011 9:03 PM

    “My client’s actions can be easily explained. He was just having a bad hair day.”.

  27. smartbutlazy says: Jan 18, 2011 9:04 PM

    Do we get blocked from commenting by mentioning the Bradshaw incident? Seems like it.

  28. tuille says: Jan 18, 2011 9:30 PM

    His “publicist” will explain this, easily? I can do that too. He was high, driving, & carrying a gun. That’s a no-no. Maybe someone can explain that to Maroney in words he can understand by himself.

    Yup. Love the ‘do, dude!

  29. beardown4me says: Jan 18, 2011 9:36 PM

    Laurence Maroney welcome to the Bengals! Enough said. What is sad that he get a substance abuse treatment after a four game suspension.

  30. pghguyy says: Jan 18, 2011 9:45 PM

    pipi had to tie his hair back so it didnt fall into the bowl and catch fire…

  31. jimmy1smith says: Jan 18, 2011 9:51 PM

    What happened? Did all the barber shops in St Louis close down at the same time? To say he looks like a clown is an insult to all the professional clowns out there.

    I hope he posted bail real fast, I could see his cellmate Leroy taking a real fancy to those pig tails during their evening game of hide the salami.

  32. all4patriots says: Jan 18, 2011 10:08 PM

    Lo Mo? No, High Mo!

  33. shadowgm1 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:04 PM

    And…career. End scene.

    There’s always begging McDaniels for a job again…

  34. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 18, 2011 11:27 PM

    Judging by that picture he is already geared up and ready for prison.

  35. suite34 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:17 AM

    Maroney was quoted saying, “those fargin’ iceholes violated my fargin’ rights.”

  36. patriotswin says: Jan 19, 2011 7:04 AM

    Even worse TMZ has a side mug shot that shows another pigtail in the back of his head.

    http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/18/laurence-maroney-nfl-denver-broncos-arrested-mugshot-weapon-st-louis-permit-jail/

    even worse than that, Maroney is referred to as “Denver Broncos Star” in the article’s heading.

    HAHAHAHAHA

  37. chucknoll says: Jan 19, 2011 8:31 AM

    all the jail jokes are stupid the dud will NOT be in prison

  38. tv426 says: Jan 19, 2011 8:42 AM

    Since when did Pipi Longstocking start living in da hood?

  39. pfii63 says: Jan 19, 2011 9:09 AM

    I’ve got news for you, Laurence… somelike like this doesn’t just “happen” – you made it happen, and now you get to enjoy the consequences.

    I am so glad that you are no longer a Patriot. But now you at least meet the criteria for being a Raven or a Bengal – enjoy the AFC North!

  40. steviethewiz says: Jan 19, 2011 9:15 AM

    He looks like he was on his way to tape an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba with DJ Lance.

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