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Panthers linebacker Lawrence Wilson arrested for pot possession


Panthers practice squad rookie linebacker Lawrence Wilson went about relaxing during the bye week the wrong way.

Wilson was arrested Wednesday afternoon with 11 grams of marijuana after getting pulled over on Interstate 85, according to Nathan Hardin of the Salisbury Post.

Police smelled marijuana in the car before handcuffing Wilson,  who was pulled over for speeding. Wilson said he had “a break from his job.”  According to the police report, Wilson began to cry and ask what it would do to his career.  That’s actually pretty sad.  Let’s move on.

Wilson, a rookie, was placed on the practice squad on September 5.  He was was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and speeding.

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41 Responses to “Panthers linebacker Lawrence Wilson arrested for pot possession”
  1. rukiddnme29 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:30 PM

    Waste of tax payer dollars at work!

  2. PFTiswhatitis says: Nov 3, 2011 12:31 PM

    Since when do you get arrested for midemeaner possession of 11 grams of pot?

  3. countsnail says: Nov 3, 2011 12:31 PM

    “According to the police report, Wilson began to cry and ask what it would do to his career.”

    Tim Tebow does this after every Broncos drive.

  4. yevrag3535 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:34 PM

    Cut him !!!!!! Team blows anyway…

  5. bhindenemylines says: Nov 3, 2011 12:34 PM

    11 grams? That’s a lot, isn’t it?

  6. bhindenemylines says: Nov 3, 2011 12:37 PM

    Oh wait, Ricky was a 1st round pick; you’re a rookie on the practice squad.

    You’re screwed, dude.

    Repeat after me, “Would you like fries with that?”

  7. nineroutsider says: Nov 3, 2011 12:38 PM

    Dude, I don’t get the thinking. Keep the stuff at home. I have an idea: let’s roll a blunt (of nasty Mexican swag) and smoke it in the car while speeding down the freeway bumping out on “thangs”. Sounds like a winner. Then cry when you get pulled over because you assumed no one would notice?

    Do that stuff at home and you’ll be fine. These guys invite this onto themselves. I’d much rather hear about this then alcohol related club or driving incidents, but keep it at home. Don’t call attention to yourself.

  8. howley1 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:38 PM

    Kinda late to be worrying about your career, smokey.

  9. freemantowilliams says: Nov 3, 2011 12:39 PM

    Come on guy. If you’re gonna do it at least be smart about it. Don’t puff the magic dragon in you’re car and then go speeding around town. Geez. Smh

  10. 7pints says: Nov 3, 2011 12:39 PM

    Translation: “I want to do whatever I want to do with no accountability for my own actions.”

    These guys always feel sorry for themselves after they do something stupid. I don’t feel the least bit sorry for him.

  11. nagaswan says: Nov 3, 2011 12:40 PM

    At least he wasn’t drinking alcohol. That stuff will kill you.

  12. eyeamlegend says: Nov 3, 2011 12:40 PM

    Sucks. Gotta be smarter.

  13. motastic85 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:43 PM

    “oh i had all the opportunity in the world… And I pissed it away to get high with my friends… woe is me… whyyyyyy” Maybe if he stopped getting high and focused on his career, things would be different.

  14. simplesimon1 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:45 PM

    So sad to get in trouble like he undoubtedly will for something that is such a non-factor. Wish North America, including Canada where I live, would get it together already and stop this insane and useless prohibition against Pot. It’s the most useful crop on the planet, it has incredible medical potential (and I’m a Neurological researcher by the way), and it has almost no health factors if used responsibly. Time for issues like this one to go away.

  15. zappa69 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:48 PM

    Now all you have to do is spend the day with the Vikings and you get arrested.

  16. shotofginn says: Nov 3, 2011 12:52 PM

    You forgot to mention he was pulled over at 4:20 PM

  17. txxxchief says: Nov 3, 2011 12:53 PM

    More evidence that dope doesn’t make you any smarter.

  18. joetoronto says: Nov 3, 2011 12:55 PM

    “According to the police report, Wilson began to cry and ask what it would do to his career.”

    That flushing sound you just heard was your career.


  19. mattador11 says: Nov 3, 2011 12:57 PM

    There’s no crying in football!

  20. mediasloppy says: Nov 3, 2011 12:57 PM

    I was going to say if this was a Vikings player there would 100 comments already. After I read Zappa69’s comment it only confirms it…

  21. nflfootballfinatic says: Nov 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    He might find another job with the Bengals

  22. zappa69 says: Nov 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    And I’m a Vikings fan with tattoo and all.

  23. cletusvandam says: Nov 3, 2011 1:17 PM

    look at what getting busted with like 12 lbs of pot did for Jerome Simpson’s career

  24. pacificamjr says: Nov 3, 2011 1:17 PM

    Please exit to your left…. BUH BYE

  25. hit2hurt says: Nov 3, 2011 1:30 PM

    How is 11 grams a MISDEMEANOR?! If a regular Joe Schmoe got caught with 11 grams, you’de be hearing about intent to distribute charges…

  26. richm2256 says: Nov 3, 2011 1:37 PM

    According to the police report, Wilson began to cry and ask what it would do to his career.
    Obviously he should have asked that question BEFORE he bought he weed.

  27. rushmatic says: Nov 3, 2011 1:40 PM


  28. unc336 says: Nov 3, 2011 1:56 PM

    So he was going 76 in a 65 on the highway and he was pulled for speeding?? I think the cop was just being an ass!!

  29. rushmatic says: Nov 3, 2011 2:00 PM


    Best comment by far.

    Hating marijuana because school, parents and the government told you to is about as ridiculous as blaming video games for violence. Idiots.

  30. suicidalionsfan says: Nov 3, 2011 2:08 PM

    leave him alone ! There are SO many other crimes and criminals that should be dealt with . This is sad

  31. mikebinrookline says: Nov 3, 2011 2:13 PM

    shotofginn says: Nov 3, 2011 12:52 PM

    You forgot to mention he was pulled over at 4:20 PM

    That is hilarious, I didn’t think you were serious but that’s exactly what the article said:
    According to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report, Lawrence Jamal Wilson, the Panthers’ sixth-round choice in 2011, was stopped on Interstate 85 near the Innes Street intersection at about 4:20 p.m.

    Can’t make that up! You wonder if cops are extra aware around that time looking to bust people driving in the car while burning?

  32. catquick says: Nov 3, 2011 2:34 PM

    Its a nonstarter. It won’t effect his career at all. Most guys smoke weed in the league. Its the driving that will get the commish’s attention. You’ll go in a program for 4 weeks and it will be forgotten

  33. norseyapper says: Nov 3, 2011 2:46 PM

    The bigger question is whether a blood test showed that he was being effected enough that it created a driving under the influence scenario.

    By the way, 11 grams equals less than half an ounce.

  34. stonedwhitetrash says: Nov 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    Just take another toke son, and all your troubles will go up in smoke

  35. nysaysbringit says: Nov 3, 2011 3:51 PM

    Cant have it both ways Larry.
    Life is all about the choices we make.
    GROW UP!

  36. nysaysbringit says: Nov 3, 2011 3:58 PM

    @ norseyapper;
    NO….He was pulled over for speeding.
    Does’nt matter whats in his blood…”Possession” of it is illegal. What part of that is difficult?

  37. auburntigers34 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:14 PM

    to the math whiz that thinks that he should be charged with intent to distribute for having 11 grams, that’s less than half of an ounce.

  38. pilot2011 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:54 PM

    that sucks… But he must not be very good, because the Panthers drafted him this year, and have had so many linebacking issues and injuries its not even funny… and still not getting a game day jersey?

  39. mfrech says: Nov 3, 2011 6:22 PM

    11 grams is nothing special, certainly for personal use. It says he was cited for marijuana posession and speeding which means he was not smoking it when they pulled him over. It was probably some potent stuff that left his interior a little fragrant. It is too bad for him, moves like this are what shift guys on the edge of a roster to the wrong side of being employed in the NFL.

  40. orangeflh says: Nov 4, 2011 11:01 AM

    Gifted athletes are coddled their entire lives, rarely, if ever held accountable for their actions. Then one day, they are held accountable and they have no clue how to handle it.

    I wonder if this kid can read?

  41. rodshowx says: Nov 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    BENGALS JEROME SIMPSON got caught with 8.5 pounds, he never got arrested yet ! go figure …

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