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Packers’ Geronimo Allison arrested in September for pot possession

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Although it escaped public notice at the time, Packers receiver Geronimo Allison was arrested for marijuana possession in September.

Prosecutors filed a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge against Allison in December, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Allison was pulled over for speeding by the Wisconsin State Patrol on September 4. The officer smelled marijuana, searched Allison’s car and found three cigars, two of which were filled with marijuana, according to the police report.

Allison, who told police he played for the Packers, was given a speeding citation that came with a $200.50 fine. He has a court appearance on January 23 for the marijuana possession charge.

An undrafted rookie out of Illinois, Allison came on strong late in the season, with his two best games of the year coming in Week 16 and Week 17. The Packers will need another big game out of Allison if Jordy Nelson can’t play this week against the Cowboys.

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  1. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 10, 2017 6:09 PM

    Stupid kid. Have you been hanging out with Leveon Bell or something?

    The Steelers are bad role models!

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  2. casht1874 says: Jan 10, 2017 6:14 PM

    Of course. He plays for the Packers. One of the NFLs good ole’ teams.

  3. hoosiercolts says: Jan 10, 2017 6:18 PM

    Just legalize it already.

  4. 4sacroc says: Jan 10, 2017 6:20 PM

    casht1874 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 6:14 PM

    Of course. He plays for the Packers. One of the NFLs good ole’ teams.

    ===========

    The next time you have a thought?

    Let it go.

  5. possumsauce says: Jan 10, 2017 6:24 PM

    As far as “crimes” go, this one is lodged squarely between jaywalking and cutting the tag off a mattress.

  6. aaronitout12 says: Jan 10, 2017 6:25 PM

    Gets cited in September, and this comes out the week we need him most, months later?

  7. 'boys4life says: Jan 10, 2017 6:25 PM

    It’s a good thing he doesn’t play for the Cowboys, he’d be suspended.

  8. cribbage12 says: Jan 10, 2017 6:27 PM

    JFC G-Mo!!

  9. kevolue says: Jan 10, 2017 6:29 PM

    It’s weed… a high % of the players in the league smoke.. Hopefully as more states begin to legalize the league will become more lenient so this can become a non story as it should be.

  10. lombarditr0phy says: Jan 10, 2017 6:30 PM

    Sure, legalize it, but he still shouldn’t be driving while smoking it. It should be treated like alcohol.

    (And I’m a Packers fan)

  11. thefatlazygamer says: Jan 10, 2017 6:31 PM

    Who holds without using? Suspend him Roger. More probable than not he was using it, right? It’s either that or he was dealing.

  12. kevolue says: Jan 10, 2017 6:34 PM

    Sure, legalize it, but he still shouldn’t be driving while smoking it. It should be treated like alcohol.

    (And I’m a Packers fan)
    __________________

    It’s in your system for a long time. You can’t just take a breathalyzer to see if you’ve done it recently. Smoking weed and driving is nothing like drinking and driving. I don’t smoke and haven’t in a long time but I know for a fact they shouldn’t be treated the same. Smoking weed and driving is less dangerous than what 99% of the people that don’t smoke do everyday while driving.

  13. yooperman says: Jan 10, 2017 6:36 PM

    Next summer a couple hundred players should go to Washington and light up (even if it is only tobacco). Even the threat of doing that would put Rodger on the spot. In fact every player should show up, better than a strike. A good old fashion “smoke in”.

  14. I Understand The Catch Rule says: Jan 10, 2017 6:40 PM

    Sure, legalize it, but he still shouldn’t be driving while smoking it. It should be treated like alcohol.

    (And I’m a Packers fan)

    ———–

    Where did it say he was smoking and driving? An officer smelled it and found 2 cigars filled with it … no where does it say he was smoking it. Possession and under the influence are two different things. Like saying of you have alcohol in the

  15. firerogergoodell says: Jan 10, 2017 6:43 PM

    I hate the Packers but who cares?

    Deaths from marijuana: 0

  16. shaggytoodle says: Jan 10, 2017 6:46 PM

    Why would he be suspended all ready? He hasn’t failed a drug test and didn’t admit guilt, to possessin.?

    Once this legal matrer is closed and if it is found it was his stuff… he will be given a suspension.

    People are still allowed due process.

  17. SparkyGump says: Jan 10, 2017 6:47 PM

    I doubt he was stoned while driving anyways. He was cited for speeding and cannabis makes most people drive like old ladies. Drunks run stop signs, stoners wait for them to change.

  18. Frazier28/7 says: Jan 10, 2017 6:49 PM

    Like packer fans never drink a beer while driving. Come on man!

  19. djvh2 says: Jan 10, 2017 6:51 PM

    I know… it should be legal (it is where I live), it’s no big deal, yada yada…. but still, how can these guys be so stupid? At the time, he had barely made the team and was on the practice squad. He easily could’ve (maybe still has) given up a chance at a nice career for smoking some pot.

  20. r8rsfan says: Jan 10, 2017 6:54 PM

    There is a test to determine if you’re still metabolizing it (high) or if it’s metabolized (not high). The local PD has been using the test for a while now.

  21. bondlake says: Jan 10, 2017 7:00 PM

    I love the Pack and I’m an owner of a worthless share of stock.

    Having said this, CUT HIM!!! Playing in the NFL is such a privilege. I simply cannot understand why people piss away an opportunity like this. What was wrong with you, Geronimo? Speeding with pot in the car?

    Goodbye!!!!!!!!!

  22. norrismen17 says: Jan 10, 2017 7:02 PM

    Good ol’ GB. Hide it under the rug.

  23. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2017 7:06 PM

    I heard he was double jointed but assumed he was just extra flexible.

  24. kevolue says: Jan 10, 2017 7:07 PM

    r8rsfan says:
    Jan 10, 2017 6:54 PM
    There is a test to determine if you’re still metabolizing it (high) or if it’s metabolized (not high). The local PD has been using the test for a while now.

    ______________

    What test is this? Urine can last up to a month, Hair is a few months, Blood and Saliva can show up days later. From what I know detection of the parent drugs(In this case Marijuana) metabolites can’t prove if it has been used very recently or days previous like other parent drugs can. Even when researching right now I can’t find any current test that is proven accurate or even close to accurate at identifying if the suspect is currently high.

  25. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Jan 10, 2017 7:10 PM

    SparkyGump says:
    Jan 10, 2017 6:47 PM
    “Drunks run stop signs, stoners wait for them to change.”
    —-
    For the win.

  26. abninf says: Jan 10, 2017 7:14 PM

    The league should have immediately given him a drug test, which he obviously would have failed. When players already know when they will be tested it shows the league isn’t serious. It’s not even a drug test, it’s an intelligence test. Only the stupid fail.

  27. philcodean says: Jan 10, 2017 7:18 PM

    A man by the name of Geronimo understands the medicinal qualities of peyote – Confucius

  28. wafflestomp says: Jan 10, 2017 7:18 PM

    Very disappointed in this young man.
    I fully realize that smoking dope doesn’t carry the same stigma it did years ago and whether you feel it should be legalized is irrelevant.
    It’s still illegal in the state of WI.

    I honestly don’t support throwing this kids career away over this, but I do agree that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right.
    Like it or not, when you sign that contract you represent that organization, the community and carry the burden that comes with it.

    By all means, he deserves due process, after that he has to accept the penalties the NFL deems fit.
    A difficult lesson, especially when you’re being depended upon during a postseason run to Houston.

  29. silverhornet says: Jan 10, 2017 7:18 PM

    Good thing it was just one pot… can you imagine if he had 30… he’d be a pot dealer.

  30. purpleguy says: Jan 10, 2017 7:20 PM

    Maybe he was just using Letroy Guion’s pickup.

  31. joenash72 says: Jan 10, 2017 7:27 PM

    Hey Geronimo,

    When your in Seattle for the NFC Title game, hit me up before the game.

    We’ll burn one down…

    Signed,

    A Seahawks Fan

  32. coblue9715 says: Jan 10, 2017 7:29 PM

    So, everyone bitches about Goodell and this team or that team – but a Packer does something and nothing will happen till a plea agreement in the middle of Summer.

    Sound about right?

    Where is the team suspension? I count 3 infractions – speeding, possession, smoking – but not even a report of incident by team.

    So much for unique accountability to the public owners…

  33. cougar69rt03 says: Jan 10, 2017 7:32 PM

    Why was it covered up till now ?

  34. migijoegmailcom says: Jan 10, 2017 7:44 PM

    Arrested for pot? How much does it suck to live in Wisconsin?

  35. lp5710 says: Jan 10, 2017 7:46 PM

    wow a 21 year old kid with some weed in a car big deal,what dumb ass troopers they probably asked him for game tickets and he couldn’t do it so they gave him a citation.

  36. herkiethehawk says: Jan 10, 2017 7:52 PM

    as others mentioned, good thing he doesn’t play for Dallas.

    Mara/Goodell would of personally had him suspended, then drug tested while in a drug rehab for admitting his problems

  37. packsupersoldier says: Jan 10, 2017 7:59 PM

    Idiotic decision by Allison, but cutting him after one minor pot bust? I don’t think so.

  38. celticsforever says: Jan 10, 2017 8:00 PM

    He should have just said it was for his wife’s fertility treatments. That excuse seems to have worked before….

  39. vikingjack73 says: Jan 10, 2017 8:04 PM

    So….he got arrested and not suspended or fined by the NFL???
    Hmmm
    Seems fishy

    And before you say, ‘oh the case is till pending’, several players have been suspended over the years with NO CHARGES filed

    Feels like they cut Green Bay a break for some reason

  40. cinvis says: Jan 10, 2017 8:05 PM

    Technically he wasn’t a Packer or in the NFL when this happened. He was released on the 3rd and resigned to the practise squad on the 5th. A good reporter would have included that information.

  41. skyflyer63 says: Jan 10, 2017 8:06 PM

    Where is the team suspension? I count 3 infractions – speeding, possession, smoking – but not even a report of incident by team.
    ______________________________________

    Reading comprehension much??? Two infractions, speeding, possession. No where in the article does it say he was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

  42. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2017 8:13 PM

    “And before you say, ‘oh the case is till pending’, several players have been suspended over the years with NO CHARGES filed”

    Yes for things like sexual assault and murder, not for weed or dui.

  43. leatherface2012 says: Jan 10, 2017 8:22 PM

    EVEN IF RODGERS COMMITTED MURDER ON VIDEO, PACKER FANS WOULD SAY “yeah, umm ok, but can you jail him after the playoffs are done? if this was a guy from the vikings or any other team, packer hypocrites would want the book thrown at him.

  44. connfyoozed says: Jan 10, 2017 8:40 PM

    In every article like this, there are at least 10 “legalize it” comments, and maybe as many “it’s not as bad as alcohol” comments.

    And they are all completely irrelevant to the situation. The current laws in Wisconsin make what Allison was doing illegal, and Allison was well aware of this. Period. If some of you want to get marijuana legalized everywhere, great, go for it. In the meantime, Allison jeopardized a high-paying career by breaking the law and being a moron, and no statistics, facts or campaign about marijuana will change that at all.

  45. shaggytoodle says: Jan 10, 2017 8:41 PM

    coblue9715 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 7:29 P

    Where is the team suspension? I count 3 infractions – speeding, possession, smoking – but not even a report of incident
    _______________

    A. since was speeding a suspendable offence?
    B. He wasn’t smoking it, it was in the same vehicle as him.
    “. It’s possible it was his GFs or a friend they forgot it in the car.

  46. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 10, 2017 8:54 PM

    At least this criminal element is on the appropriate team.

  47. jag1959 says: Jan 10, 2017 8:54 PM

    vikingjack73 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:04 PM
    So….he got arrested and not suspended or fined by the NFL???
    Hmmm
    Seems fishy

    And before you say, ‘oh the case is till pending’, several players have been suspended over the years with NO CHARGES filed
    ____________________

    That’s because either the player was already in the substance abuse program or the legal system was done with the case and there wasn’t going to be anything forthcoming to make the league look bad. I’m no Packer fan but where was your outrage when Browns O lineman Alvin Bailey was arrested for OVI last September but not suspended until his case was adjudicated in December?

  48. skawh says: Jan 10, 2017 8:55 PM

    connfyoozed says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:40 PM

    In every article like this, there are at least 10 “legalize it” comments, and maybe as many “it’s not as bad as alcohol” comments.

    And they are all completely irrelevant to the situation. The current laws in Wisconsin make what Allison was doing illegal, and Allison was well aware of this. Period. If some of you want to get marijuana legalized everywhere, great, go for it. In the meantime, Allison jeopardized a high-paying career by breaking the law and being a moron, and no statistics, facts or campaign about marijuana will change that at all.
    ——
    And Wall Street bankers set the entire World Economy ablaze due to their greed and their “illegal” banking and investment activity, while to date ONE went to jail, while jails across america are full of marijuana arrests.

    See a “legal” inequity much?

  49. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jan 10, 2017 9:01 PM

    skawh says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:55 PM
    connfyoozed says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:40 PM

    In every article like this, there are at least 10 “legalize it” comments, and maybe as many “it’s not as bad as alcohol” comments.

    And they are all completely irrelevant to the situation. The current laws in Wisconsin make what Allison was doing illegal, and Allison was well aware of this. Period. If some of you want to get marijuana legalized everywhere, great, go for it. In the meantime, Allison jeopardized a high-paying career by breaking the law and being a moron, and no statistics, facts or campaign about marijuana will change that at all.
    ========

    Every revolution in this country started with people refusing to obey unjust laws. The 10th amendment specifically addresses the ability of a jury to find a defendant not guilty even if they think they did it because the law they are accused of breaking is unjust in their eyes.

    Scolding sheep like you have never changed anything. Step aside and let the forward thinkers take over.

  50. shaggytoodle says: Jan 10, 2017 9:06 PM

    vikingjack73 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:04 PM
    And before you say, ‘oh the case is till pending’, several players have been suspended over the years with NO CHARGES filed
    ____________

    Just, because that’s how the Gophers handled it, doesn’t mean that’s how everyone else handles it. What happens if it turns out it was one of his friends that needed a aride, and that he is 100% clean and innocent.

    Then he was punished for something he didn’t do, that certainly isn’t fair.

  51. connfyoozed says: Jan 10, 2017 9:10 PM

    skawh says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:55 PM

    connfyoozed says:
    Jan 10, 2017 8:40 PM

    In every article like this, there are at least 10 “legalize it” comments, and maybe as many “it’s not as bad as alcohol” comments.

    And they are all completely irrelevant to the situation. The current laws in Wisconsin make what Allison was doing illegal, and Allison was well aware of this. Period. If some of you want to get marijuana legalized everywhere, great, go for it. In the meantime, Allison jeopardized a high-paying career by breaking the law and being a moron, and no statistics, facts or campaign about marijuana will change that at all.
    ——
    And Wall Street bankers set the entire World Economy ablaze due to their greed and their “illegal” banking and investment activity, while to date ONE went to jail, while jails across america are full of marijuana arrests.

    See a “legal” inequity much?

    ————————————————————-

    Perhaps I’m not being clear. Nothing that you said has anything to do with Geronimo Allison. Nothing about the legalization of marijuana, or Wall Street bankers or jails or “legal” inequity, has anything to do with this article. I haven’t even shared any opinions I have about the legalization of pot, or whether or not I smoke it, because they don’t matter in this context. Allison knew the rules, broke them, got caught, and is extremely lucky to still have a job that many would kill to have.

  52. butthurtqueenie says: Jan 10, 2017 9:11 PM

    PACKERS GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING IT’S NOT FAIR PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO ME!

  53. cplwebberusmcblog says: Jan 10, 2017 9:14 PM

    I’m just a regular guy with a regular job. NFL players have a job also. I can go home on a Monday night and drink myself stupid, show up Tuesday morning barely passable and that’s okay. But if I smoke a joint on a Saturday and get a random drug test on Thursday, I can be fired or suspended without pay on Friday. How is that fair?

  54. jsrdc says: Jan 10, 2017 9:23 PM

    @ r8rsfan,

    They have been using those machines as a pilot program, and it is so all over the place inaccurate, they won’t be able to continue it without major backlash. The machines SUCK and only prove THC is present, and not the level of impairment.

    Besides, weed and alcohol affect driving ability differently, and most with any sense understand alcohol is far more impairing when driving.

    I am not saying Allison was under the influence, and why run this story about the kid now? It is a distraction at a bad time, and l am a Cowboys fan.

  55. prideof10000lakes says: Jan 10, 2017 9:24 PM

    Keep it in your trunk until you get to your destination, Geronimo. That way there is no question of your intentions of it behind the wheel.

    I would like to point out, if I may, that it is interesting that this information comes out now after Randall Cobb is healthy and not when he was scoring touchdowns at the end of the season to get the Packers into the playoffs.

    Don’t mind me, I’m just dropping a line and setting the trolling motor to 2.5 mph…..

  56. sillybillywillyrillyinphilly says: Jan 10, 2017 9:33 PM

    Skawh gets it.

  57. tebow420 says: Jan 10, 2017 10:01 PM

    Somebody call the fire department!

  58. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 10, 2017 10:53 PM

    This can’t be. I thought the packers were the most pure franchise to ever exist? That’s what their fans always say.

  59. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 10, 2017 10:56 PM

    Cinvis

    What a great point! Youre saying the packers signed him AFTER they were aware he was arrested.

  60. Norseman says: Jan 10, 2017 11:07 PM

    I wonder how many times, “I play for the Packers” gets a warning and no ticket from Wisconsin police.

    In any case, any NFL player makes enough $ to take a cab anytime, anywhere. Should be standard procedure drilled into every player.

  61. diveleft says: Jan 10, 2017 11:16 PM

    I see he used the “Don’t you know who I am?” card. I hate that.

  62. minnesotascrotum says: Jan 10, 2017 11:24 PM

    If Jordy wasn’t injured I’d say sit him. Since the pack is short on receivers, smoke em if you got em.

  63. mountaindont says: Jan 10, 2017 11:25 PM

    I thought this happened after he was initially released by Green Bay. If so I’m not sure what the NFL can do about it?

  64. codiablo says: Jan 10, 2017 11:54 PM

    aaronitout12 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 6:25 PM
    Gets cited in September, and this comes out the week we need him most, months later?

    ————————

    His court date is coming near, so duh…also, Wisconsin cops aren’t crooked “mostly”, but any Wisconsin cop is smart enough to give this guy a court date at the end of the football season (apparently the cop didn’t think the packers would make the super bowl)…

  65. breadmeatcheese says: Jan 11, 2017 5:21 AM

    ^lol this guys thinks equality is a thing! ahahahahahhaha? ha ha ha haaa! thank you i needed to laugh today.

    equality is a dangling carrot; a pipe dream if you will; to keep the masses fighting eachother; while those at the top do whatever they want.

  66. The Almighty Cabbage says: Jan 11, 2017 8:15 AM

    Some of this commentary is gold… or purple.Who says anything was covered up? Just because nobody ran to the media with the story doesn’t mean it was covered up. The arrest is a matter of public record. If you feel the need to know who gets arrested, search every state’s database for every player on every team. You’ll likely get quite a few surprises.

    As for weed… legalize it already (and no, I don’t smoke) but it’s way safer than alcohol, on may levels. Nobody in the entire history of humankind has gotten all smoked up and beat their wife or kids.

  67. coblue9715 says: Jan 11, 2017 8:26 AM

    ” The officer smelled marijuana” could not possibly mean any was smoked.

    The fact this was left off the arrest adds to the homer rediculousness of this.

  68. truthbetold109 says: Jan 11, 2017 9:47 AM

    Big deal, happens all the time to NFL players. Heard the expert on the radio say that the league won’t act until after the legal stuff is all done and will probably get a one game suspension early next season. Standard protocol.

  69. conormacleod says: Jan 11, 2017 1:12 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Jan 10, 2017 6:46 PM

    Why would he be suspended all ready? He hasn’t failed a drug test and didn’t admit guilt, to possessin.?

    Once this legal matrer is closed and if it is found it was his stuff… he will be given a suspension.

    People are still allowed due process.
    ———————-
    You clearly have not been paying attention to how the NFL operates. Players are suspended all the time without legal due process.

  70. shaggytoodle says: Jan 11, 2017 3:15 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Jan 11, 2017 1:12 PM
    You clearly have not been paying attention to how the NFL operates. Players are suspended all the time without legal due process.
    _________________

    That’s if the player comes out and admits it to the league.

    “I got busted with pot, and it was mine”

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