Letroy Guion reaches plea deal to end his criminal case

AP

Letroy Guion didn’t help his case in free agency by getting busted a month before the market opened with a bunch of weed, and a gun and a pile of cash in his car.

But now, the charges against him are gone, and his pursuit of a new contract can begin.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Guion’s criminal case was closed after he reached a plea deal Tuesday that included a $5,000 fine plus court costs. Since he had no prior record, the charges were dismissed without adjudication of guilt.

“Hopefully he learned from his mistake and can continue his NFL career,” captain Barry K. Warren, public information officer for the Starke, Florida, police department said.

Guion was pulled over on Feb. 3 for erratic driving, and cops found a substantial quantity of marijuana, an unloaded gun and $190,028.81 in cash in his truck.

There’s still a civil forfeiture case pending, so he can get his money back.

But now that his record is clear, he may have another way to earn some of it back.

The Packers have shown some interest in bringing him back, but his plea deal could cause others to get into the mix.

63 responses to “Letroy Guion reaches plea deal to end his criminal case

  1. Except for having money, Guion’s story is pretty typical around the Green Bay area, so I’m sure he’ll find a home there, along with a bunch of other guys that can stop the run…

  2. I find it ridiculous that cops can just take all the money they find in your car and you have to sue them to get it back. If he had a platinum credit card on him, would they have been allowed to seize it and max it out?

  3. No doubt he will return to the Packers, as he was one of their best defensive players last year. The Vikings take a lot of heat for picking up ex-Packers, but they pick them up for training camp fodder. The Packers sign players the Vikings couldn’t use to be starters.

  4. Although carrying that much cash on him is a little reckless and unnecessary, considering that 190k is a few weeks worth of pay checks in the NFL, I don’t think the police had any right to take that money just because he had a “substantial” amount of marijuana on him, which was probably their excuse for doing so.

  5. Hope he gets his act together and continues his career — he’s a decent DT in passing situations. Once sat in an Eden Prairie dentist office with the guy right after Lord Favre gave all the players on the team wrangler jeans — didn’t think they made wranglers that size — or that a guy like Guion would wear them for that matter.

  6. pftony says:

    /sadface his traveling money could more than pay off my house.
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    Me thinks it was a little something other than traveling money. More like drug money. I don’t care what claims he makes.

  7. Uh… Stupid vikings fan. You take a lot of heat cause there isn’t an offseason that goes by where you don’t do it. You’re team philosphy is to try and poach players, case and point this off season. And Letroy Guion started for the Vikings. You guys take anyone who wore a Green bay uniform cause you’re so desperate to be us or find some kind of edge to defeat us.

    It’s like saying, oh hey, that guy right their drinks from time to time. How come I have to be in alcoholic meetings. I mean I only drink 10 times a day and can’t stop… what’s the difference.

  8. The gun was registered, the money was a payment from the Packers, and the smoke was confirmed as his weekly private consumption amount.

    It’s all good.

  9. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:27 PM

    The Packers sign players the Vikings couldn’t use to be starters.

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    And win division titles with them starting and posting career best numbers.

    I guess the deduction is that the Vikings don’t know how to use players?

  10. He got off easy, as far as I’m concerned.

    And you Vikings fans that feel compelled to slam the Packers, here’s what I know.

    You still have a child abuser under contract, so you really have nothing to say.

    And when the Packers are back in the playoffs next season, your beloved Vikings will be on the golf course again.

    On another note — I see Darren Sharper plead guilty in California to rape. I hope they give him the maximum penalty allowed by law and the women sue him and take all his money when all is said and done. And I hope the same thing happens in the other cases, too.

    And I hope when he gets put in prison, he’s thrown in with the biggest Bubba in the joint.

  11. Surprisingly he played well the second half of the season. Surprising because the Vikings have so few effective players that its hard to believe they would let one go. You just don’t finish in the bottom half of your division in 4 out of the last 5 years without making bone headed personnel decisions.

  12. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:27 PM

    No doubt he will return to the Packers, as he was one of their best defensive players last year. The Vikings take a lot of heat for picking up ex-Packers, but they pick them up for training camp fodder. The Packers sign players the Vikings couldn’t use to be starters.
    ******************************************************************

    For starters, Guion wasn’t a starter.
    He was an integral part of their D-line rotation though.
    It is amusing that the Packers continue to mop the field with the Vikings.
    Especially after they picked up a lone castoff Minnesota couldn’t even find use for.

  13. Uh… Stupid vikings fan. You take a lot of heat cause there isn’t an offseason that goes by where you don’t do it. You’re team philosphy is to try and poach players, case and point this off season. And Letroy Guion started for the Vikings. You guys take anyone who wore a Green bay uniform cause you’re so desperate to be us or find some kind of edge to defeat us….

    And you philosophy is to not sign anyone, then wonder what happened when you come up well short, year after year…Aaron Rodgers will probably ask for a trade one he figures out TT is just happy getting only so far…

  14. Yeah, the Vikings are real chumps because they cut the great Letroy Guion. Meanwhile, the Packers cut Charles Johnson because he was looking kind of slow. After Cincinnati signed him to their practice squad, they realized he had a torn ACL that the genius Packers couldn’t diagnose.

  15. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 24, 2015 5:27 PM

    No doubt he will return to the Packers, as he was one of their best defensive players last year. The Vikings take a lot of heat for picking up ex-Packers, but they pick them up for training camp fodder. The Packers sign players the Vikings couldn’t use to be starters.
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    I think it’s awesome that TT can find players under-used on other teams, only to sign them on the cheap and have them over-perform. It’s one of the signs of a good GM.

    And I guess if you call Brett Favre, Ryan Longwell, Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson, among others training camp fodder, I guess it just goes to show how much you know about your own team

  16. While I disagree with the assertion that just because he had weed in the car any money he had was “drug money”. That’s ridiculous. There’s been weed in my truck daily for nearly 10/years and I assure you I’m no drug dealer. That being said, if anyone thinks that 357 grams is his ” usual weekly personal consumption” they are CRAZY. Normal weekly consumption for a heavy smoker is around an ounce. 28 grams. This guy had 10 times that. Personally I’m disappointed he wasn’t cut.

  17. Tell me how – – – how – – how, can a person be so stupid as Guion was in this instance. . . . .

  18. The Mike says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:48 PM
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:27 PM

    The Packers sign players the Vikings couldn’t use to be starters.

    ——————————-
    And win division titles with them starting and posting career best numbers.

    I guess the deduction is that the Vikings don’t know how to use players?
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    Ever heard of Brett Favre?

  19. First time offender…if the gun was registered, what’s the big deal….it’s not like he was a dealer aka distributor…Cops creating trumped up charges with ZERO evidence the guy was dealing. The money will be returned in due time…..nothing to see here but cops run amuck over pot which should be lawful just as booze has been for decades. Get a grip.

  20. @skawh, I agree that this is no big deal and in less than 20 years won’t even be a crime but I am not very certain he will see that money. If you look at the history of civil forfeiture in the state of Florida you will find that most don’t get it back.

  21. I’m hoping the Packer can sign him – in part so that he can continue rehabilitating himself from the leftover degenerate Viking behavior.

    Once the Viking stench is gone, he can fully embrace being a normal and productive member of society.

    The Green Bay Packers.

    Better football for better people.

  22. buddy8675309 says: Mar 24, 2015 6:40 PM

    And of course the self righteous Packer fans will justify bringing him back. Total hypocrisy. Worst fans in NFL !!
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    By this statement, the only logical conclusion is that you are dead set on AP ever playing again. Because if you’re not, you’re just as hypocritical as what you are calling Packers fans.

    That said, there are varying degrees of crime. If Sharper was still playing, I’d not want to see him in a Packers uniform ever again. Also, I ran into Mark Chmura in Appleton bars years ago. Despite being acquitted, I’m pretty certain something went on there and I’m glad he never played for the Packers again.

    Guion didn’t beat a 4 year old kid till he bled or knock a woman out in an elevator. Whatever punishment the NFL hands out, I hope will be fair, but what he did does not warrant a ban from football.

  23. This kind of offseason drama is more suitable for the unwashed masses in MN. Obviously these sort of unseemly theatrics are beneath the upper class of the NFL’s elite team aristocracy, and therefore Green Bay will have him on a very short leash.

  24. Guion and Sharper, who learned from Mark Chmura, all in the news this week for the wrong reasons. That is all you get from the Packers. Hapless and tasteless criminals.

  25. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    And you philosophy is to not sign anyone, then wonder what happened when you come up well short, year after year…Aaron Rodgers will probably ask for a trade one he figures out TT is just happy getting only so far…
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    What is your definition of “well short”? Rodgers has led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory and they made it to the NFC Championship last year after getting knocked out in the first round before. Only 4 teams out 32 do that.

    I guess my idea of “well short” might be not making the playoffs, or a losing record. But being one game away from the Super Bowl doesn’t qualify as “well short”.

  26. Oh oh, guion packers for life. Sharper, packers for life. What is up in with the pathetic packers organization? No wonder the Packers always choke.

  27. Oh oh, guion packers for life. Sharper, packers for life. What is up in terrible wi with the pathetic packers organization? No wonder the Packers always choke.

  28. Wow, no charges?!?! I would be in jail for at least 6 months and the fine. Our government is a bunch of crap…

  29. Pretty stupid(as usual) of Viking fans to use Sharper’s name to rip the Packers. Reminder: Sharper is on that long list of former Packers that the Vikings needed to sign. He played in Minnesota fools! Learn your team’s past before you open your mouths.

  30. youngs79 says:
    Mar 24, 2015 7:11 PM

    Guion and Sharper, who learned from Mark Chmura, all in the news this week for the wrong reasons. That is all you get from the Packers. Hapless and tasteless criminals.
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    The Vikings lead the league in arrests since the year 2000. And their owner, Wilf, got busted for racketeering. The nut doesn’t fall far from that tree.

  31. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    And you philosophy is to not sign anyone, then wonder what happened when you come up well short, year after year…Aaron Rodgers will probably ask for a trade one he figures out TT is just happy getting only so far…
    *****************************************************************

    Umm……..kind of like Adrian Peterson is doing this year.

    skoLOL

  32. The low level to which you hope to bring the Packers down with your rhetorical and opinionated bias only demonstrates how much farther down the Vikings are below them.

    Because the Packers own the Vikings. That’s how it works. Do you understand the correlation?

  33. “I find it ridiculous that cops can just take all the money they find in your car and you have to sue them to get it back. If he had a platinum credit card on him, would they have been allowed to seize it and max it out?”
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    Exactly. Civil forfeiture is nothing more than theft by the state.

  34. “No doubt he will return to the Packers, as he was one of their best defensive players last year.”
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    No he wasn’t. He was BJ Raji’s back up.

  35. “Worst fans in NFL !!”
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    I suggest googling the article entitled:

    “Study: Packers Have Best Fans in NFL, Broncos Fans Rank No. 2”

  36. Packers would be wise to bring him back. He won’t bail on you guys like other players on your defense (Clay Matthews comes to mind).

  37. The gun was registered. People seem to forget our second Amendment rights. There was nothing illegal in regards to his sidearm. Regardless if the Cops thought the Money was for drugs? Means nothing without proof! So, in typical Cop knee jerk reaction! They made themselves look like fools! Gun, Weed, Cash have absolutely nothing in common, with out proof! Gun was legal, there for it should have never been taken away from him! Also it’s not against the law to carry as much cash on you as one wants! Weed, yeah it was a little much! But, nothing worth getting upset over! They should have returned his Money to him as soon as the charges where dropped! They didn’t, It’s called legal theft! I hope he wins and gets his Money back and then some! Why did they take the sidearm and cash away to begin with? That’s the first question that needs to be answered!

  38. Marijuana is not big deal, having a gun is not big deal. I find our govt pretty hypocritical on both counts. They put people in jail for profit, they have been caught smuggling drugs many times, Marines being interviewed on live tv with Geraldo Rivera guarding poppy fields.
    Letroy Guion is not bad a guy, he was off of work, I can care less what he does in his personal life.

  39. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 24, 2015 5:27 PM
    No doubt he will return to the Packers, as he was one of their best defensive players last year. The Vikings take a lot of heat for picking up ex-Packers, but they pick them up for training camp fodder. The Packers sign players the Vikings couldn’t use to be starters.

    Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Greg Jennings, Robert Ferguson and Brett Favre to list a few former Packers that started for the Vikings. Guion is the only ex-Viking I can ever remember doing anything on the Packers, surprised they would even look to the Vikings again after the Koren Robinson experiment but Guion isn’t too bad.

    Would not surprise me if Bostick or Harris made your team. Probably both will given the success other former Packers have had making the Vikings squad.

  40. “Substantial amount of weed, $200,000 cash and a gun” the average Joe would be looking at 5-6yrs for dealing and doing so with a gun, no matter what he said for where he got the money etc. Let’s see what Goodell does with this clown.

  41. It will be interesting to see how the NFL handles this one. Will there be a suspension because the charges were dropped, but not because he was innocent of wrong doing and it tarnishes The Shield? If there is no suspension, what is the explanation?

  42. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 25, 2015 8:49 AM

    The 5th packer to be arrested this year! Ouch!
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    I believe Guion and Bush were the only Packers arrested this year. Who are the other 3?

    Maybe you’re trying to include ex-Packer and Viking player Darren Sharper, but he’s no longer a Packer. If you watch football at all, he’s been retired for some time now and hasn’t played for the Packer’s for 10 seasons. Sharper wasn’t a member of any NFL team when the crimes occurred.

    I think the Vikings are still in the lead, however. As of December of 2014, the Vikings still had the most arrests in the league since 2000: 42 arrests. The Packers were at 17, so these arrests would bring them to 19.

  43. Once again we wait on God-del and his wanting to clean up the league. Another deal made for the benefit of a NFL player.

  44. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 25, 2015 1:24 PM

    What is more embarrassing, the packers CHOKE job or getting busted in your packer uniform?
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    The correct answer is neither.

    What is embarrassing?
    Probably losing 4 Super Bowls and never winning one, missing a critical field goal in an NFC Championship Game (loss) for the first time in a season, having your star running back fumble 3 times in another NFC Championship game while your QB throws a game ending pick (another loss), and completely collapsing in another NFC Championship game (another loss).

  45. In Teddy We Trust – if ex-Packer Taxi Squad member Charles Johnson is just “camp fodder”, how bad must Condarrelle Patterson be??

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