Lions’ Johnny Culbreath arrested for marijuana possession

Lions backup offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested on Monday for possession of marijuana.

The Times and Democrat reports that Culbreath was charged with simple possession of marijuana in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. He has already paid a fine of $412 to end the case.

According to the report, Culbreath was staying at the Country Inn and Suites, where a hotel clerk called the police to report that a guest was using marijuana. Surveillance videos had shown Culbreath putting something in a hallway drawer, and when the police asked him what he put in there, he answered, “two blunts.” Police then found what they described as “a small plastic bag with plant material” in the table.

Culbreath was the Lions’ seventh-round pick in last year’s NFL draft, but he never played after being placed on injured reserve with an unspecified illness just before the start of the season.

58 responses to “Lions’ Johnny Culbreath arrested for marijuana possession

  1. Enjoy being Johnny Potbreath for the rest of your days.

    The guy looks jonesed up in the photo, to boot.

  2. I’m a Lions’ fan and the issue is not that it should be legal, but that Culbreath doesn’t have enough self-discipline to understand the use puts his lively hood in jeopardy.

    IMO, he should be allowed a second chance by the organization…but that’s it.

  3. It’s a stupid thing for an athlete to do … but let’s not pretend it’s really a crime. It’s not like he killed his chauffeur or cheated to win a Superbowl.

  4. This just in: In the past 24 hours, numerous NFL players were not arrested for consuming the dangerous, destructive drug known as “alcohol”.

    Legalize marijuana.

  5. gmen212542 says:
    Jan 25, 2012 10:52 AM
    It’s marijuana, should be legal anyhow.
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    What does that have to do with this though?

    The point is it’s NOT legal and the mofo got busted, putting his career on the line.

    My God man, some of you guys are as thick as a brick.

  6. Aside from the snitching hotel worker (I’m sorry, I have a tolerance for marijuana moreso than the rest of the other illegal drugs), this guy wasn’t that bright. First he admitted it. Secondly, he didn’t flush it (he is as dumb as those Scooby Doo villains when it comes to getting rid of the evidence), Thirdly, if you are going to do it, do it at your house. No one has the right and there are fewer witnesses in your own residence. AND, there is a much less chance of you getting caught with can mean the end of your already fragile (fra-gi-le-It’s Italian) NFL career as a 7th round pick that never played a down his rookie year.

    For the hotel dude, calling the cops because people are using marijuana? Unless it is high school kids or hardcore drugs, butt out.

  7. And que the internet potheads who swarm every story involving marjuana to tell us how good it is for you and how it’s not a drug and to legalize it.

    Save it, we’ve heard it from you losers millions of times before, it ain’t gonna happen as long as you morons walk around smelling like death warmed over giggling like idiots in public.

    And yes, drunks are the same way but last I checked that doesn’t happen to me for having a couple beers. You can’t say the same after having a couple blunts.

    So basically if it was ever legalized you winners would be arrested every time you smoke under the intoxicated in public laws just like the guy who downed a 12 pack.

  8. Give the man his green back and move on. Such a waste of time. People that have never smoked it just dont have a clue. This is the biggest waste of time to continue to arrest people and waste OUR tax dollars time after time after time.

    Legalize it.

  9. Hey at least he didn’t ask the hotel clerk to help him fix his broken tv, then force her into unwanted deeds. That move is patented already by some other fat guy, from pittsburgh. Give the kid a break its two blunts, he may have glaucoma?

  10. What is wrong with you idiots? I don’t smoke but couldn’t care less if it’s legal or not or who’s doing it. However it’s a basic principle we should all understand by now that doing something illegal in public is likely to get you arrested and you have no place to complain about it. If he was in his own house we wouldn’t be reading about this at all.
    You can bet the hotel worker called police because the rest of the guests on the floor called down to complain. People do have a right to travel on business or with their families and expect not to choke or get second-hand stoned while trying to go to sleep in their hotel room.

  11. mrplow3, you say “drunks are the same way but last I checked that doesn’t happen to me for having a couple beers. You can’t say the same after having a couple blunts.”

    I don’t smoke pot, but I would argue the opposite: it’s far more noticeable when someone is drunk then when they’re stoned. Drunks stumble all over and make an ass of themselves, while stoners just sit in the corner and smile at things. After even more substance use, drunks can get belligerent and hurt people, while stoners get more and more sedentary.

    If the best argument you have for keeping marijuana legal is “stoners smell bad and giggle in public,” then that’s pretty telling.

  12. QUOTE…”Culbreath was the Lions’ seventh-round pick in last year’s NFL draft, but he never played after being placed on injured reserve with an unspecified illness just before the start of the season”
    ……………………………………………………………………

    Any guesses what that “unspecified illness” was that landed Culbreath on IR?

    Might have been “stupidity”….

  13. @mrplow3

    Clearly you are misinformed, my friend.

    I run several small businesses and have done so profitably for years. I lead hundreds of men quite effectively. I’ve served on industry Boards of Advisors for international concerns and I smoke weed on a regular basis.

    Millions of us do….

    Think about that the next time you’re preaching your sermon. The dude in the tie across the table might be me.

  14. macbull says:
    Jan 25, 2012 12:33 PM
    QUOTE…”Culbreath was the Lions’ seventh-round pick in last year’s NFL draft, but he never played after being placed on injured reserve with an unspecified illness just before the start of the season”
    ……………………………………………………………………

    Any guesses what that “unspecified illness” was that landed Culbreath on IR?

    Might have been “stupidity”….

    ============================

    or glaucoma…

  15. Sadly, this guy who did not play for unspecified reasons, was almost as effective as Fat ass Fairly a number one pick.

  16. And I’m one that DOESN’T smoke, but feel it should be legalized. And I have the best reasoning ever. Here it is: “Nobody in the history of the whole human race ever got all smoked up and beat their wife or kids.”

    Stoners, feel free to use that. I’m on your side.

  17. bigdan7885 says: Jan 25, 2012 11:36 AM

    mrplow3 is the hotel worker.

    haha… so mrplow3 u think that this is a reasonable use of tax payers money? You are probably one of these people who has been whining about our ridic deficit too… What do you think would happen to the deficit if we legalized and taxed marijuana? Plus we wouldn’t be wasting money busting people for smoking a little weed… sounds like a win win

  18. “Clearly you are misinformed, my friend.

    I run several small businesses and have done so profitably for years. I lead hundreds of men quite effectively. I’ve served on industry Boards of Advisors for international concerns and I smoke weed on a regular basis.

    Millions of us do….

    Think about that the next time you’re preaching your sermon. The dude in the tie across the table might be me.”

    Wow, I knew pot made people lazy but I didn’t realize it caused hallucinations.

  19. Never used the stuff.
    Legalize it.

    From what I have heard it’s safer than alcohol and not addictive like other harder drugs.

    But today it’s against the law. Break the law pay the price.

  20. calamnet says:
    Jan 25, 2012 12:22 PM
    A 7th round backup tackle coming off of Injured Reserve. Way to go moran!

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    Obligatory response to the guy who mis-spelled Moron.

    LOL

  21. slickmarine says:

    @mrplow3

    Clearly you are misinformed, my friend.

    I run several small businesses and have done so profitably for years. I lead hundreds of men quite effectively. I’ve served on industry Boards of Advisors for international concerns and I smoke weed on a regular basis.

    Millions of us do….

    Think about that the next time you’re preaching your sermon. The dude in the tie across the table might be me.

    ———————————–
    My new hero…..

  22. I used to think weed was okay, but I got a job that I know believes it is not okay and I know that if I partake in a toke of the Mary Jane I will lose my job, then have to hear from my wife and wonder how I am going to pay my mortgage.

    So, though I am for the legalization of marijuana it has not yet been legalized, therefore, I will wait until I retire and then if I am still interested in having a puff or two it will not involve me losing my means of supporting myself.

    What this 7th round pick doesn’t get is that the single most important thing about committing any crime is to get away with it, even crimes that you believe should not be crimes. You take beyond the normal, reasonable precautions, kind of like using a condom even though the girl is on birth control. Do this and you won’t get caught, but if you don’t you could lose a helluva lot, which this guy might. I haven’t been tested in my 7 years here, but the fact that I could keeps me away from things like marijuana.

  23. This just shows how backwards thinking most of the southern states are in this country. 2 blunts?? Really?? In Colorado, for example, it’s decriminalized and if you got caught with up to an ounce (yes an ounce!), you would pay a fine like a speeding ticket (not even a misdemanor). The war on drugs has been and always will be a waste of $$$. Personal choice. Time for those states to get with the times about this issue and many others.

  24. The video footage needs to be reviewed.

    It is not considered to be possession until the player has taken two puffs from each unlit blunt and tried to to make “a football move.”

    (See “teammate Calvin Johnson, Chicago” as a precedent.)

  25. It’s JUST weed. Conversely, what these men PLAY for a living is JUST a game. Opportunistic and parasitic men preyed on the ‘game’ and exploited it for it’s capitalistic virtues, turning it into a BUSINESS. That’s the only reason the word ‘professional’ is attached to ‘football player’. A man can’t smoke and play a game? Lots of people do it. The NBA is a good example where more than half the league smokes and they shockingly get away with it.

  26. The case ended after he paid his fine…..how is this news? Let us know when someone runs a redlight or speeds through a schoolzone too please.

  27. I don’t think a 7th round OT or Fox are the answer for the Lions for the future at offensive tackle. The Lions have until early March to get a deal done with Jeff Backus, and free agency starts on March 13th.

    Something to keep an eye on. I don’t think the Lions look to free agency to get an OT.

    Lions 2012 Free Agents

  28. Not yet convinced that this magic plant can actually enhance and improve human abilities? Here are just a few of the many highly motivated athletes whose drug of choice is cannabis/marijuana:

    * Usain Bolt, the 2008 World Record holder of the 100 and 200 meter sprint.

    * Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer ever with 14 Olympic gold medals.

    * Tim Linecum, the National League baseball’s Cy Young Award winner for 2009.

    * Santonio Holmes, the Super Bowl XLII’s MVP.

    * Mark Stepnoski, two-time Super Bowl champion. “I’d rather smoke than take painkillers.”

    * Randy Moss, NFL single season touchdown reception record (23, set in 2007), and the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17, in 1998). Moss has founded, and financed many charitable endeavors including the the Links for Learning foundation, formed in 2008.

    * Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots and defensive rebounds. During his career with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards. He has a prescription to smoke marijuana in California, which he says he uses to control nausea and migraine headaches. He has been arrested twice for marijuana possession.

    * “I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason” – Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin’s ESPN show.

    * “You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?” – Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)

    * “I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana,” – WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam

    * Some of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa’s cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.

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