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Pead was arrested for marijuana possession in Texas last July


The NFL, the Rams, and running back Isaiah Pead have danced around the specific reason for his one-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

The evidence points to a violation of the law, but no one has said what it was and where it happened.

So we decided to start poking around.  And it really didn’t take much effort to get to the answer.

The website reveals that Isaiah D. Pead was arrested on July 7, 2012 in McKinney, Texas for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.  Though the arrest record lacks Pead’s date of birth, the middle initial and height/weight are the same, and the mugshot looks just like the Isaiah D. Pead who plays for the Rams.

Coach Jeff Fisher’s recent comments on the subject mesh with that time line.

“This was an incident that took place last summer, so we dealt with it at that point knowing that the league was probably going to follow up,” Fisher said.

A one-game suspension is the standard NFL-imposed punishment for marijuana possession.  The implementation of the suspension means the case was resolved with something other than an exoneration of Pead.

It’s somewhat amazing that, in this era where Big Brother is pretty much everywhere and everyone, an arrest of a second-round NFL draft pick went completely unnoticed until the NFL meted out the internal discipline.  It helps explain why Pead ended up buried on the depth chart in 2012, a rookie season he has called “miserable.”

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15 Responses to “Pead was arrested for marijuana possession in Texas last July”
  1. hrmlss says: Jun 7, 2013 6:42 PM

    It’s for his strep throat.

  2. gtorlone says: Jun 7, 2013 6:44 PM

    Isaiah Pead and I are tied on the NFL’s all-time list for career touchdowns.

  3. mazblast says: Jun 7, 2013 6:45 PM

    Add standard joke about the intellectual level of University of Cincinnati grads here.

  4. mancave001 says: Jun 7, 2013 7:26 PM

    I’m not into it, and am conservative on most issues…but the NFL’s policy on pot (and the nation’s) is utterly ridiculous.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2013 8:30 PM

    In this case it was Who?IsArrested. com.

  6. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Jun 7, 2013 8:48 PM

    Worldwide 2012 Deaths from ingesting or inhaling:
    1. Tobacco – 5,000,000 +
    2. Alcohol – 2,500,000 +
    3. Marijuana – 0

    Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  7. maxiebaughn says: Jun 7, 2013 8:51 PM

    Who the f#€k cares, it should be legal anyway- oh wait, it is here in Washington! FREE ISAIAH PEAD!… Or at least let him play week one-

  8. sundayisthebestday says: Jun 7, 2013 11:20 PM

    Isaiah Pead? More like Isaiah Weed!

    Ba dum Chhh

  9. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 8, 2013 12:04 AM

    that was lame sundayis. How about Isaiah Pead-in-a-cup.

  10. blackbug99 says: Jun 8, 2013 12:23 AM

    LOL, “Less than “2 oz’s…….at todays prices that’s a stash. This isn’t a guy who likes a blunt now and then!!

  11. greenmeattruck says: Jun 8, 2013 2:09 AM

    Decriminalize it NOW!

  12. hedleykow says: Jun 8, 2013 3:31 AM

    There is no greater detriment to any creature on this planet than the detriment of marijuana to humans … except for the detriment of catnip to cats, of course.

    It’s so embarrassing to be a member of the human race most of the time.

  13. loc0brown says: Jun 8, 2013 7:45 AM

    Why didn’t the Rams and league suspend him last year? It’s not like he was going to play. Now when we need him; he is suspended (1) game.

  14. garyhd01 says: Jun 8, 2013 9:47 AM

    locobrown, they didn’t suspend him last year because had they suspended him and pead was found innocent that would have caused a major problem now the case is resolved he gets a one gamer then back to the bench if he doesn’t get it going soon because hes slipping on the depth chart and hopefully he will stay away from the weed til his career is over I hope he gets it together

  15. rajbais says: Jun 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    Problem child for surrogate dad Jeff Fisher.

    He was among one of the “troubled” half of the 2012 draft picks in a recent PFT post.

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