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Laurence Maroney acquitted on marijuana charge

Philip Wheeler, Laurence Maroney AP

Free agent running back Laurence Maroney has been acquitted on a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

A judge in St. Louis found Maroney not guilty without Maroney even having to put on a defense after his attorney requested a directed verdict.

Maroney was initially arrested on weapons charges in January, but prosecutors later dropped those charges because Maroney had a conceal carry permit, and no Missouri gun laws were violated. However, at the same time the gun charges were dropped, he was charged with marijuana possession in connection with the same incident.

Now that the marijuana charge is behind him, Maroney’s attorney says Maroney is eager to get back to the NFL and already has workouts planned with two teams. At age 26, Maroney still has time to get his career back on track. But considering that Maroney had just 36 carries for 74 yards last season, off-field trouble isn’t the only reason he’s currently out of work.

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16 Responses to “Laurence Maroney acquitted on marijuana charge”
  1. crashdog says: Aug 31, 2011 1:45 PM

    Laurence,

    It’s Kenny Britt. Can I get your lawyer’s #?

  2. seneca1ss says: Aug 31, 2011 1:53 PM

    I love his Rastafarian dreadlocks………..

  3. richm2256 says: Aug 31, 2011 2:04 PM

    But considering that Maroney had just 36 carries for 74 yards last season, off-field trouble isn’t the only reason he’s currently out of work.
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    Yeah, that and the fact that he absolutely SUCKED for New England

  4. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 31, 2011 2:05 PM

    “off-field trouble isn’t the only reason he’s currently out of work.”

    It isn’t even a reason at all. He is clearly out of work because he is a BUST. He can’t run. He can dance, but he can not run.

  5. wideright91 says: Aug 31, 2011 2:07 PM

    I like his mug shot photo better. That’s the reason he is no longer employed in the NFL.

  6. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 31, 2011 2:07 PM

    Trading for this guy is another move McDaniels can add to his resume from his epic run in Denver.

  7. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 31, 2011 2:13 PM

    The charges went up in a puff of smoke.

  8. benh999 says: Aug 31, 2011 2:14 PM

    “Maroney had a conceal carry permit”

    I think his football carrying permit long since expired.

  9. broncotis3000 says: Aug 31, 2011 2:25 PM

    Dumbass…..The reason he’s out of work is his stellar 2.1 ypc last year…

  10. CKL says: Aug 31, 2011 2:36 PM

    As a Pats fan it’s hard for me to realize dude’s only 26. Seems like he’s been around a looooonnnnggg time. Josh hates to run the ball so it’s no surprise he wanted a guy like LM who would probably be better used in the passing game.

  11. giselleisasucubus says: Aug 31, 2011 2:44 PM

    if this guy would just hit the hole like he did as a rookie, he would be decent. Dude thinks he is better than he is. One cut and go, jackass.

  12. rc33 says: Aug 31, 2011 2:52 PM

    Guarantee Maroney went down with that pictured shirt tackle.

  13. homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 3:02 PM

    This guy was great his rookie season, he ran HARD. Then he hurt his shoulder and stayed away from contact for the next few years. Always dancing instead of running. Wasted first round pick.

  14. acebandito says: Aug 31, 2011 3:23 PM

    Wanna know how Maroney got off? “Your honor, the marijuana belongs to Josh McDaniels. Look at the personnel moves he made in Denver. You don’t think that guy is high all of the time?”

    Case dismissed!

  15. trollhammer20 says: Aug 31, 2011 4:31 PM

    Gotta wonder. If a player lives in a “medical legal” state like California, Colorado, or New Mexico, would they be permitted to test positive if they had a prescription for MJ?

    I would guess the anwser is “No.”

    It’s a pity, really. Robert Parish, of the Celtics, credits his long career to the fact he used to smoke after games as a way of relaxing. It could probably extend a few careers, used properly, of course.

  16. rdrs68 says: Aug 31, 2011 4:40 PM

    it’s way past time to make MJ an issue for anything-it’s going to be legal soon so can we move on to more important issues?

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