Mikel Leshoure had a hard time getting arraigned on marijuana possession charges following his March arrest, but he came up with a quicker resolution of the charges.
Leshoure pleaded guilty to the charges on Friday morning and was fined $575 by a judge, according to Julie Mack of MLive.com. The charge carried a possible penalty of a $2,000 fine and/or a year in prison, but Leshoure avoided those more draconian punishments.
During the proceedings, Leshoure’s attorney told the judge that his client faced “collateral consequences” from the NFL and the judge agreed that the league’s drug testing program was more stringent than anything the court could put in place. Leshoure hasn’t faced any discipline from the league as yet for either of his two arrests on marijuana charges this offseason, but that could still conceivably happen.
Leshoure also pleaded guilty on his other marijuana possession charge, stemming from a February arrest. He paid a $485 fine in that case.