Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas was arrested early Monday morning in Morgantown, West Virginia and charged with a misdemeanor for possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana.
The West Virginia MetroNews Network reports Thomas was pulled over going the wrong way down a one-way street. When the former Mountaineer was asked for his registration, he opened his glove compartment and pulled out a bundle that contained two bags of what appeared to be marijuana.
(Always keep the weed and the registration separate!)
The sixth-round pick in 2011 spent last year on injured reserve. He was back in his college town raising money for his foundation. Thomas was the subject of a great profile during Super Bowl week. His foundation deals with children with epilepsy and he surprised one boy he met at team holiday event by bringing the boy to the Super Bowl.
It’s uncertain if Thomas was already in the league’s substance abuse program, but he will be part of it now.