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Marijuana charges dropped against Deonte Thompson

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Initially, Ravens receiver Deonte Thompson faced felony drug charges.  In late February, the felony became a misdemeanor.

The misdemeanor has now become a “sorry about that, go about your business.”

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the case against Thompson was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

Police arrested Thompson on February 21 in Florida with two other men.  Thompson had a duffel bag with marijuana in it.  Thompson said the marijuana in his duffel bag wasn’t his marijuana.  The other two men said it was theirs.

And that’s all it takes to get prosecutors to realize that the concept of “reasonable doubt” will be satisfied.

Of course, that may not be the end of Thompson’s issues.  Behavior can result in a player landing in the NFL’s substance-abuse program.  The specific behavior of having a duffel bag with someone else’s marijuana in it could be enough to trigger a full evaluation under the substance-abuse policy and periodic, unannounced testing of Thompson.

Meanwhile, given that the standard NFL penalty for marijuana possession is a one-game suspension and in light of the fact that Thompson will make $33,529.41 per game in 2014, Thompson should at least buy the other two guys their own duffel bags.

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24 Responses to “Marijuana charges dropped against Deonte Thompson”
  1. patsfan says: Apr 12, 2014 6:42 PM

    And that, Ladies and Gentelemen, is why it is better to have more money than less.

    Rich people don’t commit felonies. Hangers on and coattail riders apparenlty do.

  2. ravenswhat says: Apr 12, 2014 6:42 PM

    All we do is win. Hate on.

  3. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 12, 2014 6:44 PM

    Wish I was rich.

  4. thevikesarebest says: Apr 12, 2014 6:46 PM

    This is why the only relevant franchise that wears purple resides in Minnesota.notice how the vikings don’t have these problems?Typical rayvens.SKOL

  5. SAV says: Apr 12, 2014 6:53 PM

    Holler!!!!! Ravensnation baybee!

  6. neemdaddy13 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    I’m sure this is Urban Meyer’s fault. Just ask db Mariotti..

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 12, 2014 6:56 PM

    So why did they put their stuff in his bag and how much time are they getting?

    And so all these bags of marijuana that are in Deonte’s duffle bag are what 50-50 split in ownership? Is there an even number of bags with even amounts in each? Did they buy that earlier in the day and just agree to split the number of bags at the end of the night as well as the odd bag out if there is one? Or did they both have several bags that they brought with them and then combined their bags just to keep it in one place as they drive around, and in Deonte’s duffle bag of all places and without his knowledge?

    He should sue those 2 people for putting him in this situation, but then again they would probably come up with the story at that point that they lied about it being their weed and it really did belong to Deonte.

    Ok so when we hang out you guys all bring your individual supply of drugs where we will then commingle together while we hang out and then redistribute back to the proper owners at the end of the night. Yeah this all makes sense.

  8. 49erfan44 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:57 PM

    There is only one nation. Raider Nation. And I hate the raiders. But seriously, raven nation sounds dumb.

  9. GenXJay says: Apr 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    i will give Deonte the benefit of the doubt before judging.
    Maybe it’s Doctor Thompson. & he was simply transporting his two patients & their prescribed mdicine.

  10. stankytoes12 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    Hey im pretty sure he gave those two guys enough money and plenty more to take the fall for his bag lol.

    And for the delusional guy saying the Vikings are relevant and the ravens are not, thank you, ive had a rough, i needed a good chuckle. Yea Vikings are way more relevant than a franchise who has 2 rings to your 0 and has existed for about a third of the time. Signed – a Packers fan, you know that team who has 4 rings that you lose to twice a year? Lol

  11. stankytoes12 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    Enough money for their own duffel bags*

  12. larryravor says: Apr 12, 2014 7:24 PM

    Hey idiot Vikings fan – what about the sex on a boat scandal????? Ravens 14 playoff wins since 97, Vikings 6

  13. 6allsohard6more says: Apr 12, 2014 7:27 PM

    @49ersfan44 it sounds dumb to you cause it’s only one nation blah blah where have the Raiders been the last 10+ years they gotta earn they right it is not giving.

  14. ravensterps says: Apr 12, 2014 7:29 PM

    He shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place. We don’t lock people up for drinking alcohol, why should we lock people up for smoking marijuana?

  15. csilojohnson says: Apr 12, 2014 8:08 PM

    as much as i hate the ravens…
    no one should be arrested for cannabis. doing so is a waste of time, money, and life.
    its unfortunate his groupies had to take the fall.

  16. screamingsheep69 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:26 PM

    Excuse me officer, can I get my bag back?

  17. robertb655 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:33 PM

    It’s friggin pot people! Shouldn’t be a crime in the first place!

  18. abninf says: Apr 12, 2014 8:47 PM

    ravensterps says:

    He shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place. We don’t lock people up for drinking alcohol, why should we lock people up for smoking marijuana?
    ===================================

    Because marijuana is illegal and alcohol is not.

  19. nickfoleandynomite says: Apr 12, 2014 8:47 PM

    One name Vikings fan Jerome Simpson.

  20. lj312chicago says: Apr 12, 2014 8:56 PM

    He didn’t get out of it because of money it’s called having a fall guy

  21. melikefootball says: Apr 12, 2014 9:25 PM

    Don’t we all wish we played in the NFL

  22. dukeearl says: Apr 12, 2014 10:08 PM

    ravensterps says:

    He shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place. We don’t lock people up for drinking alcohol, why should we lock people up for smoking marijuana?
    ===================================

    Because marijuana is illegal and alcohol is not.
    =================================
    Actually, get stopped with an open container of alcohol.. see what happens…
    If you are lucky you get told to pour it out…

  23. mullman76 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:48 PM

    @6allsohard6more: There is only ONE Nation and it is Raider Nation.

    That is the TRUTH.

    10 years of ineptitude does not wipe away 40+ years of greatness.

    Shake yourself.

  24. raiderapologist says: Apr 12, 2014 10:50 PM

    6allsohard6more says: Apr 12, 2014 7:27 PM

    @49ersfan44 it sounds dumb to you cause it’s only one nation blah blah where have the Raiders been the last 10+ years they gotta earn they right it is not giving.
    ————–
    I have no idea what, “they gotta earn they right it is not giving” means for sure, but “Raider Nation” has been around for over 30 years, and it refers to the fan base, not the team’s won/loss record. Fans of other teams that use “Nation” are just too lazy or stupid to think of something original.

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