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Mikel Leshoure shows up to court, next hearing set for May 15

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Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was in court today on the second of his two offseason arrests for marijuana possession.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Leshoure appeared in Berrien County Trial Court this morning for arraignment on a charge of second-offense marijuana possession, a felony.

Leshoure has a hearing scheduled for May 15 and a pre-exam conference set for May 11.

On February 18, Leshoure was arrested for marijuana possession after a traffic stop, and if he had quit when he was ahead we probably wouldn’t be writing about him today — that case quickly went away when Leshoure paid a fine, and the arrest wasn’t noticed by the media. (We’re not sure if the Lions or the NFL knew about it.)

However, Leshoure was arrested again on March 12, and the “second offense” classification makes it a more serious charge under Michigan law.

Of the five players the Lions drafted in 2011, three of them have been arrested on marijuana charges this offseason. In addition to Leshoure, defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on Tuesday, and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested in January.

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37 Responses to “Mikel Leshoure shows up to court, next hearing set for May 15”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Apr 4, 2012 12:56 PM

    Bust …

  2. burnzy32 says: Apr 4, 2012 12:59 PM

    its a good thing neither Mikel OR Fairley contributed anything to our 10-6 playoff team last year, we will be fine, Go Lions

  3. otistaylor89 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:00 PM

    ….and then I got high….

  4. bobbylaynesreplacement says: Apr 4, 2012 1:03 PM

    EMBARRASTMENT!

  5. nflfollower says: Apr 4, 2012 1:09 PM

    Nothing from him last year, stafford is used to no running game. Here’s to hoping our aging oline can at least be average in pass protection.

  6. chipwade says: Apr 4, 2012 1:12 PM

    Idiots. The greatest job in the world and they jeopardize it with weed. Lions better lay the smackdown and sure this up real quick. Their young players have been getting in a lot of trouble lately. Suh included.

  7. randomguy9999 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:15 PM

    In a terrible economic world, and most of these guys having zero backup plan to make a living….

    These guys are great at throwing away lottery tickets….

    put me in one of those jobs and ill never smoke, drink, eat, drive, screw, or watch anything they don’t want me to…..

  8. lolb23 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:22 PM

    drink lots of water, Titus!

  9. joetoronto says: Apr 4, 2012 1:23 PM

    All these arrests around the NFL are getting to be too much.

    They need to take control back from these idiots.

  10. gmenmunny says: Apr 4, 2012 1:24 PM

    If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.

  11. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 4, 2012 1:29 PM

    This isn’t too surprising.
    The majority of the league players have attitude problems, think they are above the law, smoke blunts, score below 20 on the wonderlic test, speak in slang, and and disrespect others.

    You do not hear about the Aaron Rodgers, Wes Welkers, Joe Thomas, Eric Weddles, and Gronkowskis doing these things.

  12. joetoronto says: Apr 4, 2012 1:29 PM

    menmunny says:
    Apr 4, 2012 1:24 PM
    If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.

    If my uncle had tits, he be my aunt.

    The point is it IS illegal.

  13. orakpownd says: Apr 4, 2012 1:32 PM

    Haha. Sounds like a fun locker room….blaze one down at halftime and turn on Nacho Libretto.

  14. lks311 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    bobbylaynesreplacement says:Apr 4, 2012 1:03 PM

    EMBARRASTMENT!

    _____________________________

    Which? Fairley & LeShoure…or the way you spelled “Embarrassment”?

  15. nfl1818 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    its one thing to drink then drive or smoke then drive – it seems doubly stupid to do them at the same time

    is his bong sitting in the cup holder ?

    perhaps explains why he slipped in the draft – how clsoe is the dude to an NFL suspension ?

  16. sparty0n says: Apr 4, 2012 1:39 PM

    “If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.”

    Yeah, because drinking is legal and no one ever gets in trouble because of drinking

  17. noeffinway says: Apr 4, 2012 1:40 PM

    It’s fairly easy to get a prescription for medical pot in Michigan. Leshoures injury would have probably qualified him for a prescription. Heck the physical pain and such of any NFL player would probably qualify them, maybe. The NFL randomly tests for pot only 3 months out of the year, May, June and July. In this case Leshoure was not driving (you cannot drive while under the influence of even medical pot). So if your an NFL player and want to smoke weed in Michigan then why not get a prescription? I’m sure it wouldn’t save you from a positive NFL random test during those 3 testing months, but it would have saved Leshoure from arrest this time, so media or the NFL would have never even caught wind of this.

  18. nflofficeadmin says: Apr 4, 2012 1:44 PM

    He’ll find out once you get a felony you instantly become invisible in America – You won’t be looked at for jobs with any credible employer.

  19. trollhammer20 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:44 PM

    I was gonna go to OTAs, but then I got high…

    While I support legalization, it’s pretty stupid to be in such a high-profile, high playing job and give it up for a little weed.

    Work your butt off, stay clean, make your millions, and retire to a villa at 32 and use your fortune to do bong rips the rest of your life. Not likely anyone will care.

  20. klunge says: Apr 4, 2012 1:45 PM

    gmenmunny says:
    Apr 4, 2012 1:24 PM
    If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.
    ————————————————-

    Why don’t you guys give it a rest? Nobody here can help you legalize it. Write your congressman, form a PAC, or something. This isn’t a political forum.

  21. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 4, 2012 1:47 PM

    Man the Lions are the new bungals/buccaneers. I would bring in Ricky Williams and have him talk about his time away from the NFL over a difference in opinion on the usage of weed! I do believe it should be legalized by the way. I just choose not to use it myself for my job.

  22. mazenblue says: Apr 4, 2012 1:52 PM

    gmenmunny says: Apr 4, 2012 1:24 PM

    If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.

    ——————————————-
    Actually we would. Rule number 1 of the NFL, Don’t Do Drugs. Does not matter what the law says.

  23. paleface1976ll says: Apr 4, 2012 1:57 PM

    Well, what can u say, look at them in the eyes and its self explanatory boys who wants some attention and dont have a lot of common sense right now, hopefully they wil grow up and understand how society works, especially for a black man. All iam saying is yes you will be noticed just open your eyes and look around. Its illegal dont do it. And if u want your job then u better think before u act, because all that money wont last forever. Look at Ryan Leaf and my homeboy from Saginaw michigan

  24. korikill says: Apr 4, 2012 2:25 PM

    klunge says:
    Apr 4, 2012 1:45 PM
    gmenmunny says:
    Apr 4, 2012 1:24 PM
    If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.
    ————————————————-

    Why don’t you guys give it a rest? Nobody here can help you legalize it. Write your congressman, form a PAC, or something. This isn’t a political forum.
    ——————————–
    Actually, I have a super PAC, called We The People. and I’m willing to direct it to change this law. Email me at admin at wtppac dot com.

  25. furedmccombs says: Apr 4, 2012 2:25 PM

    kathyisintheroom says:
    Apr 4, 2012 1:29 PM
    This isn’t too surprising.
    The majority of the league players have attitude problems, think they are above the law, smoke blunts, score below 20 on the wonderlic test, speak in slang, and and disrespect others.

    You do not hear about the Aaron Rodgers, Wes Welkers, Joe Thomas, Eric Weddles, and Gronkowskis doing these things.

    As someone who is white, I am offended by your puny racist mind. How about…Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Junior Seau, Josh Freeman, Tony Gonzalez or the many other “minorities” that are fabulous off the field.

    People like you are a waste of sperm!

  26. mjkelly77 says: Apr 4, 2012 2:27 PM

    Unfortunately it’s a sign of the times. As time goes by, the players are taken from a continually younger pool and the per centage of pot smokers goes up. The laws are what they are so if these kids want to continue to make big money they’ll have to learn to obey the laws. Or at least spark some up in your own home, not in your vehicle out in public.

  27. paleface1976ll says: Apr 4, 2012 2:33 PM

    Hey iam a big retart, i just got a lot of money, and a new car. Watch me be a idiot, so people can talk about me. Wow 3 goof troops. What a waste of talent. Get it together pigeons!!

  28. furedmccombs says: Apr 4, 2012 2:35 PM

    Not to mention…Ryan Leaf

  29. pacificnw7722 says: Apr 4, 2012 2:42 PM

    Coming to a courtroom near you, Leshoure and Fairley………..The Blunt Brothers!

  30. therealwags says: Apr 4, 2012 2:43 PM

    mazenblue says: Apr 4, 2012 1:52 PM

    gmenmunny says: Apr 4, 2012 1:24 PM

    If it were legal we wouldn’t be talking about this either.

    ——————————————-
    Actually we would. Rule number 1 of the NFL, Don’t Do Drugs. Does not matter what the law says.

    Alcohol, tobacco & caffeine are drugs, right? Apparently legality on the Federal level DOES matter.

  31. cubano76 says: Apr 4, 2012 2:47 PM

    Oh man, Jim Schwartz must be lossing his mind, just running circles in his basement and screaming his fool head off.

  32. bearsfan4life says: Apr 4, 2012 2:50 PM

    China has a smaller prison population than the US.

    Per capita and in raw numbers. Look it up.

    The only thing stupider than an unconstitutional war on drugs are the zombies that blindly support it.

  33. nflfollower says: Apr 4, 2012 3:09 PM

    Kathy is in the room—– of all the white players you listed as model NFL citizens I noticed you conveniently left Ryan leaf and bill romanowski off the list. Not to mention the coaches responsible for the bounty scandal, which is worse than “talking in slang” or smoking pot. Give me a break, you are a joke.

  34. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 4, 2012 3:21 PM

    OMG. “I am white and offended” comments and with the junior high insults. Grow up.

    Don’t kill the messenger sweethearts. Facts are facts.
    And BTW, Romanowski is my hero, and he is HOT!

  35. furedmccombs says: Apr 4, 2012 3:41 PM

    @kathyisinthe room
    So characterising an entire group of people due to the color of their skin is not junior high?

    Based on your comments I find it hard to believe that you could outscore Claiborne on the Wonderlic test.

    @nflfollower
    Here, here! Fabulous points; not to mention Buddy and Rex Ryan whose language is not above reproach.

  36. staffordsyear says: Apr 4, 2012 4:31 PM

    How can some of you label him a bust when he hasnt played a down? Last i heard he was workin his arse off to get back on the field,lets let his play on the field speak first.

  37. klunge says: Apr 4, 2012 4:45 PM

    bearsfan4life says:
    Apr 4, 2012 2:50 PM
    China has a smaller prison population than the US.
    Per capita and in raw numbers. Look it up.
    ————————————————–

    What’s that prove? Life is better in China? You’re welcome to move there and try it out, let us know how it’s going. Perhaps pick something you don’t like about the government and attempt to initiate reform! Wise up, dude. Democracy isn’t anarchy, it’s majority rule. Not everyone gets things how they want. Look at the bright side, at least you’re allowed to complain about it.

    Of course, facts and figures released by the Chinese government can be considered VERY trustworthy!

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