Report: Letroy Guion has faced domestic violence charges in the past

AP

It’s widely known that Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion faced drug and gun charges earlier this year. It’s now known, thanks to a report from Michael Cohen and John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, that Guion previously faced domestic violence charges, too.

According to Cohen and Diedrich, Guion has been charged in connection with a stalking allegation and a pair of domestic violence incidents that resulted in three counts of battery. He once was accused of hitting the mother of his child in the jaw.

In two of those cases, the charges were dropped. In the other, Guion paid restitution in order to avoid additional consequences.

The domestic incidents occurred between 2011 and 2013, when Guion played for the Vikings. The incidents, according to Cohen and Diedrich, were publicly unreported and in turn unnoticed.

The real question is whether Guion reported the incidents to the Vikings or to the NFL. Although the league had no comment in connection with the Journal Sentinel report, the NFL could choose to say plenty if it turns out that multiple legal incidents involving Guion had never been properly disclosed by the player to his team or the league office.

45 responses to “Report: Letroy Guion has faced domestic violence charges in the past

  1. Well, he’s changed quite a bit since he was wearing purple. Coming to a good team in a much better state has helped him greatly.

    He still has a way to go, but at least he’s on the right track.

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  2. If these allegations are true what a dispicable person Guion is.
    I find this almost as reprehensible as hitting a defenseless child and no real man would raise their hand in anger to either.

    My next question would be, why are these incidents being swept under the rug in Minnesota and how many other Viking players has the police department and D.A. bailed out in the past?

  3. Nobody ever said you had to be a Mensa Society Member to play in the NFL. I wish they had cut this guy when his most recent problems first surfaced. I wish all teams would cut all criminals.

  4. “The domestic incidents occurred between 2011 and 2013, when Guion played for the Vikings. ”
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    More proof that putting on a purple Vikings jersey turns the average human being into an insane criminal with the morals of an alley cat.

    Really, the Packers should have known better than to sign an ex-Viking.

  5. If charges are dropped, then why should the league do anything?
    If there is no evidence, then charges are dropped.
    If the witnesses turn out to be unreliable then charges are dropped.
    There is no case and the league shouldn’t do anything.

    If you are falsely accused, or the police arrest the wrong person, why should a player have to lose their livelihood?

    On the flip side, he sounds like a bad guy, and if charges are pressed and he’s convicted, then the league may want to punish him extra, provided it’s allowed by the CBA.

  6. So the NFL With all its resources and power didn’t know about an incident that may have happened years ago? I guess they have too many people interviewing team videographers and ball boys: no time to search public records or the police blotter

  7. This dude was just suspended for being arrested earlier this year.

    Somewhere right now, the Commish is in a room deleting emails from the Vikings and praying this doesn’t blow up. It’ll be the end of him if he knew and didn’t act then.

  8. This may have been why the Vikings cut him. He wasn’t that bad a player and it was kind of surprising when he was released.

    Of course, the Packers have a long history of picking up ex-Vikings with legal problems (copyright Koren Robinson).

  9. pantherfan1973299 says:
    Oct 24, 2015 10:16 PM
    Does anyone remember a time when this wasn’t a daily thing? Just sayin..
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    Yes I Do. That was back before the internet.

  10. Never let things like this taint you. If you have to, lie and be hypocritical. Every last one of us Sconnies is a saint. Except for, maybe, guys like Ed Gein. And me. But, our Packers are certainly above reproach, right? We can’t let anyone tarnish the one good thing we’ve got going for us, can we? Just always try to make somebody else look bad, so no one will remember Darren Sharper. Or Mark Chmura. I wouldn’t mind hanging out with them, they’re Packer people!

  11. 1. Violent crime is the lowest its been in 4 decades.
    2. NFL players are less likely to commit a crime then the general public.

    Twenty-four hour a day access to nearly unlimited information is giving the false impression that this is happening a lot. Of course, once is too much but really guys do you honestly think this type of thing didn’t happen way more often back in the 60’s and 70’s?

    Oh, and of course, it’s not nearly as bad because Guion doesn’t have a star on his helmet.

  12. Ha ha the Packers absolutely knew about this and have been the best in the league in keeping the criminal activities of their players out of the media and affecting their team
    Look at what this guy did last offseason. Look at how Andrew Quarless got a slap on the wrist and no NFL suspension for his firearms incident in Miami last July.
    All you hear in the media is how classy the Packers are a d do wverythimg the right way. I wonder what their image would be if the Packers were under the same scrutiny as Jets
    Bears Giants Patriots.

  13. Last Feb. arrested with a gun, three-quarters of a pound of pot and $190,000 in cash. Outside police headquarters, his old man just laughed it off. “That’s just good old Letroy man”. No doubt a solid citizen…
    Packer fans and team stand behind him. Go figure.

  14. “He once was accused of hitting the mother of his child in the jaw. …the charges were dropped.”

    Ray Rice. Rice only had one incident with the law. This guy has multiple. Rice was kicked out, booted from his team. This guy plays on. Rice was on video and blown up by the media. This guy is in a late Saturday night article on PFT. I don’t get it.

  15. I would like to see the NFL bring the hammer down on people that are engaged in weapons charges and domestic abuse. This 6 game suspension and the appeal process gets it reduced to 3 or 4 games is Bull Crap. There needs to be a cookie cut approach to the disciplinary process for weapons and domestic violence and the NFL needs to stick to the decision. If you look at these NFL clowns that are engaged in domestic violence with females, they are usually 220 to 300 pounds which in itself shows what punks they are. This mess has got to be cleaned up. There is no room anywhere for this type behavior. or else I’m afraid one of these clowns is gonna really go off the deep end because there is no fear is what the consequences may be. I suggest a one year suspension from the league with mandatory rehab and after one year review the case to see if the clown has cleaned up his act.

  16. I think the NFL should look into this situation to see if its is an on-going standard operating procedure in Minnesota to hide, bury or otherwise not disclose domestic violence.

    It’s not like this is the first or even one of a few Viking players hitting women (perhaps to compensate their lacking of hitting on the football field?) As sad as it is, there is one Viking player who missed a Sunday home game because he was locked up in a county jail from Saturday (day he was arrested) till Monday morning when the judge came in. It was not reported whether he got to watch the game on television (just for the record, the Vikings lost that game) because that might have constituted “cruel and unusual punishment”

  17. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 25, 2015 12:30 AM

    This may have been why the Vikings cut him. He wasn’t that bad a player and it was kind of surprising when he was released.

    Of course, the Packers have a long history of picking up ex-Vikings with legal problems (copyright Koren Robinson).
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    One?
    That’s your long history?
    You did say long history, right?
    Yep, I see it right there.
    One!

  18. ninefingers9 says:
    Oct 25, 2015 8:42 AM

    Mark Chmura, Darren Sharper, Randall Woodfield, Letroy Guion

    What do all four of these players have in common?
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    That’s easy.
    Not one of these guys ever committed a crime while wearing a Green Bay Packers uniform.

  19. wafflestomp says:
    Oct 25, 2015 10:25 AM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 25, 2015 12:30 AM

    This may have been why the Vikings cut him. He wasn’t that bad a player and it was kind of surprising when he was released.

    Of course, the Packers have a long history of picking up ex-Vikings with legal problems (copyright Koren Robinson).
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    One?
    That’s your long history?
    You did say long history, right?
    Yep, I see it right there.
    One!

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    Yea, this is why this website gets old real quick. Packers fans argue with facts, while Vikings fans argue with fiction.

  20. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Oct 25, 2015 10:00 AM
    Packers love them some Viking scraps
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    And the Vikings don’t love the Packers retreads?!

    Remember Brett “It’s the best team I’ve ever played on” Favre?

    Darren Sharper. Greg Jennings. Oh, that was a great move for Jennings because he had such a great QB in Ponder compared to Rodgers.

    The point is, why is the Journal Sentinal bringing up mud on a local player? What is their beef with the Packers. Worthless journalism is what it is.

  21. Letroy Guion. . . .? I’m still waiting for the mad shooter Andrew Quarless to be suspended. Get on it Roger. The slimeball needs to go bye-bye.

  22. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Oct 25, 2015 10:00 AM
    Packers love them some Viking scraps
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    Interesting thought. Do you think it may be a factor in how thoroughly the Packers own the Vikings?

  23. If he really has changed I say keep him. If he’s still raising his hand to significant others..dude needs to go. One more slip up and it’s time to leave.
    Vince wouldn’t have put up with it…neither should we, no matter his value.
    I think he’s a beast out there too and would hate to lose him but character matters. It matters a lot.

  24. All packers vs viking bashing aside, this guy is a piece of garbage. Any criminal with this kind of history should not be allowed to make millions. He should be behind bars.

    With that said, I know he’s played above expectations for my team the past year and a half, but he should be cut. Unfortunately, some othere team will immediately pick him up, so he’ll never be punished.

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