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Ravens wideout’s marijuana charges lowered to misdemeanor

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Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson is still in trouble with the law, just not as much.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Thompson’s attorney said the felony drug charges against him had been reduced.

“The state has reduced the charge to a misdemeanor possession of marijuana,” attorney Huntley Johnson said. “At this point, we’re dealing with a misdemeanor.

Thompson hasn’t entered a plea, and hasn’t been assigned a court date yet. He was arrested last weekend in Gainesville, Fla., after being stopped in a car driving with no lights on. The other two men in the car with him each claimed possession of the drugs and paraphernalia — allowing Thompson the ever-popular “It’s Not My Weed Defense.”

While his legal problems are lessened, Thompson’s case will still be reviewed by the league.

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6 Responses to “Ravens wideout’s marijuana charges lowered to misdemeanor”
  1. 3yardsndust says: Feb 28, 2014 8:07 AM

    It is time for marijuana to be legalized, taxed, and regulated.

  2. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Feb 28, 2014 8:21 AM

    Now just add Richie Incognito to the team, and Baltimore’s new circus will be complete.

  3. itsfootballbaby says: Feb 28, 2014 8:24 AM

    Maybe he thought he was in Colorado.

  4. SmashMouthFootball says: Feb 28, 2014 9:14 AM

    Alright Deonte, time to get back to work and fight for your roster spot. With Mellete coming off IR and the belief Ravens are looking for WR depth in the draft you are going to have to show something to make the team.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 28, 2014 9:33 AM

    That picture is perfect. The season was a comedy of errors for both the ravens and bengals. They looked lost, and they sure haven’t found their way this offseason yet.

  6. bufffalojoe says: Feb 28, 2014 9:42 AM

    Are the players in Denver allowed to test positive?
    The NFL has not regulated alcohol consumption off the field because it’s legal, as is marijuana for recreational use.

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