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Mikel Leshoure doesn’t show up for arraignment

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A few hours ago, MDS brought you the news that Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was going to be arraigned on a marijuana possession charge on Monday.

That’s what everyone expected to happen, but Leshoure failed to show up for the arraignment. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that the Lions have been in contact with the police and Leshoure is now expected to be arraigned on Wednesday. Leshoure may face contempt of court charges, according to Julie Mack of MLive.com.

“He was supposed to be here and he didn’t show up,” Berrien County Prosecutor Arthur Cotter said. “I’m a Lions fan, but he’s going to be treated like anybody else.”

Leshoure was arrested on March 12th after police pulled over a car he was in and allegedly saw him trying to eat marijuana to keep it from being discovered. He was ordered to spit out the drug and did, according to the police report. This is the second marijuana-related incident of the year for Leshoure, who missed his entire rookie year with the Lions after injuring his Achilles tendon.

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  1. 69jaredallen69 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:13 PM

    Some fine upstanding citizens in Detroit with this clown and Suh running around…

  2. tinbender2000 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:13 PM

    “A few hourse ago”. WTF, did he give you some?

  3. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 2, 2012 5:14 PM

    Lions are cursed at running back. Kevin Smith needs to watch for falling pianos.

  4. EJ says: Apr 2, 2012 5:17 PM

    Why in the world would you not show up for a measly little Marijuana charge. The most he would of received would of been a fine or at the worse probation for a year, now he is looking at a much bigger problem. I hope he has a very good excuse.

  5. pacificamjr says: Apr 2, 2012 5:17 PM

    cut this idiot

  6. bearsstillsuck says: Apr 2, 2012 5:17 PM

    If they treated nfl players like they did everybody else, we wouldnt have an nfl.

  7. danielwold says: Apr 2, 2012 5:20 PM

    he shouldn’t even be in court for this. states waste so much resources on BS

  8. ownbay says: Apr 2, 2012 5:20 PM

    In the process of being a bust.

  9. detroitcityryda says: Apr 2, 2012 5:23 PM

    Man this kid looks trouble all ready 1st injuries now law problems , im expecting a suspension from nfl , best ?god knows if he will even play this year , smith ?is not 100%. we cant have another season like last one where we had no running game .lions should just trade lashoure and draft a rb in second ,againnnn. Looks like we’l never get lucky with a running back .

  10. clarkisgod says: Apr 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    Haha! I wish I took a dump on my career like that too!

  11. pekkle007 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    It was medicinal, damnit! Dumb cops. He has glaucoma… oh wait.

  12. scoregasmic says: Apr 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    LaMicheal James is lookin pretty good right now

  13. unitedstateoftexas says: Apr 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    The Fugitive II: Starring Mikel Leshoure

  14. fijabbersman345 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:25 PM

    Yikes…

  15. mvp43 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:25 PM

    Must of stopped for a bag of chips on the way and lost track of time.

  16. lionfan419 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:28 PM

    As a huge Lion fan this is very sad! i say cut your losses now! But our luck he will sign with Pats and be a stud!

  17. egreen4590 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:28 PM

    Really? Get it together Leshoure. You should be hungry to win us some games right now! Don’t waste all that talent and become Charles Rogers v2.0!

  18. dyldogs says: Apr 2, 2012 5:29 PM

    So we’ll be taking a RB in the 3/4th round this year then…

  19. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 2, 2012 5:29 PM

    Run Mikel, run! Don’t let them arraign you.

  20. vikingarsk says: Apr 2, 2012 5:31 PM

    A failure to appear on a narcotics charge? Shocking.

  21. lifewithbeautiful says: Apr 2, 2012 5:32 PM

    I cannot believe a Lions player is in trouble. This goes against everything Jim Schwartz is trying to build as a team. Integrity. Honor. Discipline.

    Regards,

    Nobody

  22. r8rsfan says: Apr 2, 2012 5:33 PM

    Yet he hasn’t failed any league-mandated drug tests. Hmmmm……..

  23. kerc1986 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:34 PM

    get ready to reset the countdown

  24. touchdownroddywhite says: Apr 2, 2012 5:35 PM

    Guess they better hope Kevin Smith stays healthy and Jahvid Best can return.

  25. eastsideballa says: Apr 2, 2012 5:35 PM

    Now I know why the Lions brought in Lamichael James for a meeting since they knew Mikel enjoyed himself some kush. Islam is the cure for all these diseases but if only everyone knew.

  26. 808raiderinparadise says: Apr 2, 2012 5:35 PM

    Are we 18 years old? Smoking marajuana is so lame …. especially when you have a great job like he does. Stuuuuuuuuuupid. I wonder if it was Sam Hurd’s chronic?

  27. phillychzstk2012 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:36 PM

    makes it to the NFL and still doesnt take it seriously

  28. specialteamsposter says: Apr 2, 2012 5:37 PM

    Christ almighty. As as Lions fan we need Leshoure to heal up and step up. We all know Best should just retire rather than risk serious brain damage. And Kevin Smith fluked it out in ONE GAME last year with fresh legs vs. a horrid, horrid Carolina Panthers run defense. Even the hint of a running game could take the pressure off Stafford and maybe, just maybe, keep defenses a little honest vs. CJ and crew.

  29. mjkelly77 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:38 PM

    The hole gets deeper and deeper.

  30. r8rsfan says: Apr 2, 2012 5:45 PM

    You Lions fans claiming to haev never had any luck at RB I have 2 words for you…..Barry Sanders. You may have heard of him, pretty good back.

  31. hyzers says: Apr 2, 2012 5:46 PM

    Mikel, my man. Don’t you know the citizens of the great state of Michigan voted overwhelmingly to allow medical marijuana way back in 2008?!?

    You ruptured your friggin’ Achilles tendon. Talk about painful… GET A DAMN CARD!

  32. wetpaperbag3 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:48 PM

    69jaredallen69 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:13 PM

    Some fine upstanding citizens in Detroit with this clown and Suh running around…
    ======================================

    Suh doesn’t RUN around. He DRIVES at insane ludicrous speeds with married women after hours.

  33. johnnycash19 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:50 PM

    Marijuanas not a big deal. Should be legal, but still.

    Driving with a suspended license,
    getting caught TWICE,
    not showing up for court.

    Those are some serious red flags.

  34. kylemc1986 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:54 PM

    It’s for his Achilles

  35. seanx40 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:56 PM

    Add another 2 or 3 games to that suspension.

  36. klunge says: Apr 2, 2012 6:01 PM

    How out of character…marijuana smokers are generally known for their reliability.

  37. Stiller43 says: Apr 2, 2012 6:03 PM

    If he just swallowed it instead of spitting it out, what are the chances the cops could prove he had weed?

  38. ronniemack323 says: Apr 2, 2012 6:07 PM

    Man oh man Leshoure…we need you to do the right things for this ballclub and for yourself. For as much as you were touted last year in the draft for your sure handedness, you sure are fumbling the start of your career.

    Please do not be Charles Rogers 2k12…

  39. folkcrusader says: Apr 2, 2012 6:07 PM

    These dumb dope smoking kids need to realize there are green states and not green states. Smoke in the green states.

  40. nflfollower says: Apr 2, 2012 6:12 PM

    Aaaaahh, mikel, mikel. Just show up. It’s only marijuana my man, just a little speed bump on the way to a lombardi next season! Just don’t tell em the truth and admit you missed the arraignment cuz you were too blazed. And as has already been mentioned, pick up a medical card, they ain’t that hard to get in our great state! About as easy as getting a bridge card, and if u live in Michigan, you know thats pretty darn easy.

  41. 1liondriven says: Apr 2, 2012 6:13 PM

    This is OUR fault…mine, yours, everyone.

    I am sick and tired of hearing, seeing and paying for people to go to court, probation even jail time for a little weed.

    We should decriminalize the possession of pot now!

    Call you state reps, go to the polls and vote.
    Are jails are full, we don’t need to manufacture criminals because of weed.

  42. lionfan419 says: Apr 2, 2012 6:26 PM

    Jonoris Jenkins knows one team now who won’t be draftting him!

  43. finfan4lyfe says: Apr 2, 2012 6:36 PM

    So in America, if you are in California it’s ok to smoke stacks of pot, grow it, sell it, not a crime, but in Detroit those Americans can’t smoke gods peaceful smoke, I can’t understand this country, one law nationwide , alcohol kills thousands a year, pot………zero……duh humbug….my country of Hippocrates and flip flopping laws. Digrace to my one nation under GOD.

  44. matzahballz says: Apr 2, 2012 6:38 PM

    Coming this fall: The Longest Yard Part Deux
    Starring:
    WR: Charles Rogers
    RB: mikel leshore
    QB: Ryan Leaf
    Coach: Jerry Saduskey

    As a Lions fan I’m dissaspointed to see selfish behavior on his part. The team/organization is going in the right direction and with limited cap room left, we had minimal roster needs (cb/T) to address in the draft prior to this buttheads actions. Now, he created another major need to address in the draft. What do we do now?
    Draft rb Martin? CB? T?
    Trade Avril for J.Stewart and draft pick create $10.5 in cap room minus whatever Stewart adds?

    Note NFL Players: don’t try to eat the herb w/o peanutbutter!

  45. bullcharger says: Apr 2, 2012 6:45 PM

    A million dollar signing bonus at 3/4 of a million a year and the guy risks all that by carrying pot and driving around like an idiot.

    Such a waste of money.

  46. finfan4lyfe says: Apr 2, 2012 6:47 PM

    Heck guys, they even get to grow it left and right, government grants, television shows, MSNBC, the best part, There’s a university on how to grow and sell, how bouts them apples, but in FL….. We gets the fake, deadly, chemically sprayed legal wannabee smoke. For sale. Ha……How’s that for accountability.

  47. mjkelly77 says: Apr 2, 2012 6:55 PM

    LeShoure can show up for arraignment tomorrow. No bench warrant has been issued and won’t be as long as he shows up.

  48. hatesycophants says: Apr 2, 2012 6:57 PM

    Alper, sensationalize much?

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  49. bullcharger says: Apr 2, 2012 6:58 PM

    danielwold says:Apr 2, 2012 5:20 PM

    he shouldn’t even be in court for this. states waste so much resources on BS

    ———————

    What if he had coke, or heroin? Then he should go to court?

    Pot is still illegal. The cops and the courts don’t have a choice unless it is legalized. I think maybe the player shouldn’t carry illegal drugs. That seems more sane.

  50. staffordsyear says: Apr 2, 2012 7:15 PM

    @r8rsfan

    I think i can speak for all lions fans when i say we havnt had much luck at rb post barry sanders.

  51. bearsstillsuck says: Apr 2, 2012 7:28 PM

    If you were like, “which player in the nfl tried to eat weed to avoid getting caught?” I’d be like, “I don’t know, but I bet he played for the lions. And super troopers is his favorite movie.

  52. jpietrefesa says: Apr 2, 2012 7:46 PM

    If you’re gonna blaze it why not stay at home where you’re safe?

  53. Soulman45 says: Apr 2, 2012 7:48 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS is having all kind of trouble at RB he should get 2 games off.
    The Lions need to draft a RB in the med to late rounds we don’t need a weed head go inside to smoke lock the door, when it made public it cause trouble.
    If he was caught two time in one year he have a weed problem or a dumb problem.
    The team don’t need problem or players that make problem get it stright.

  54. eaglessuperfan says: Apr 2, 2012 7:53 PM

    He was probably in the bathroom trying to eat the rest of his pot.

  55. liontuss says: Apr 2, 2012 7:56 PM

    In some way, somehow, perhaps even in the 4th Dimension, I blame Matt Millen for this.

    Fire Millen.

  56. jimmylions says: Apr 2, 2012 8:04 PM

    Kick him to the curb. Too many red flags.

  57. mjkelly77 says: Apr 2, 2012 8:10 PM

    He was at Lions HQ today. He’s rescheduled the arraignment to later in the week.

  58. beedubyatoo says: Apr 2, 2012 8:13 PM

    hatesycophants says:
    Apr 2, 2012 6:57 PM
    Alper, sensationalize much?

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!
    ———————————
    You’re half right. On Wisconsin.

  59. beavertonsteve says: Apr 2, 2012 8:13 PM

    Littering and…. Littering and…

  60. samaugster23 says: Apr 2, 2012 8:19 PM

    Maybe this is why the Lions are looking at a RB to fall in the draft?????
    Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew says team must be prepared if a good RB slips in the draft.

    http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2012/03/detroit_lions_gm_martin_mayhew_5.html

  61. detroittitan says: Apr 2, 2012 8:42 PM

    If his twitter was verified I would give him a piece of my mind

  62. maverick5266 says: Apr 2, 2012 8:56 PM

    This is what you get when you make one of the best running backs ever want to quit the sport.
    Maybe we should call this one the Bobby Ross curse.

  63. marshawk says: Apr 2, 2012 9:09 PM

    Self destruction at its finest

  64. bigbadal21 says: Apr 2, 2012 9:19 PM

    It’s not just a simple pot bust. You know how cops work. Let’s see, they’ll start with possession than they will add : Destroying evidence, resistance without struggle, FTA (failure to appear) probation violation and a half dozen other bogus charges because that’s the way they roll.

  65. crosberries says: Apr 2, 2012 9:21 PM

    He’s gonna be treated like everyone else…in pro football. What’s that you were driving your expensive sports car under the influence and killed someone? Fine

  66. jagsfanugh says: Apr 2, 2012 10:21 PM

    Ruh Ro.

  67. klunge says: Apr 2, 2012 11:35 PM

    finfan4lyfe says:Apr 2, 2012 6:36 PM
    So in America, if you are in California it’s ok to smoke stacks of pot, grow it, sell it, not a crime, but in Detroit those Americans can’t smoke gods peaceful smoke, I can’t understand this country, one law nationwide , alcohol kills thousands a year, pot………zero……duh humbug….my country of Hippocrates and flip flopping laws. Digrace to my one nation under GOD.
    ———————————————————-

    1. Don’t drag God into this, it’s not his fault you need to dull your senses to escape your existence. 2. Alcohol doesn’t kill anyone. People with no brains or no self-control kill themselves and others by the poor decisions they make after making the conscious decision to overindulge.
    3. Reading your post is a reminder of why most people prefer to keep it illegal. If everyone got to be like you, soon language would be lost to mankind.

  68. warrenpeacephotography says: Apr 2, 2012 11:50 PM

    vikingarsk says: A failure to appear on a narcotics charge? Shocking.

    Pot isn’t a narcotic. Why are you perpetuating a myth caused by cops too dumb to tell the difference between drugs? A narcotic is any number of alkaloids derived from the poppy flower. They include morphone, vicoden, oxycontin, heroin, etc. They do not include marijuana, cocaine, beer, whiskey, or anything not derived from a poppy flower. Please help intelligent people spread the truth, even if you refuse to be one of those intelligent people yourself.

  69. warrenpeacephotography says: Apr 2, 2012 11:52 PM

    Soulman45 says: we don’t need a weed head

    I don’t think you have any idea how many great athletes smoke weed.

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