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

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.

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

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

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

    Isn’t it illegal to be high ANYTIME?

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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……

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

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