Sam Shields is charged with two counts of marijuana possession

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Another day, another report regarding a Packers player whose past marijuana incident went unnoticed.

Via WBAY.com, police found marijuana in the home of cornerback Sam Shields on October 19. The authorities arrived due to “suspicions of drug-related activity associated with that residence based on parcel sent through the U.S. Mail.”

Two criminal counts were filed against Shields on Thursday. He allegedly opened the door for investigators while holding both a cell phone and a blunt. He then allowed a search of his home, which resulted in the discovery of “several jars of green plant material that was consistent in appearance with marijuana.”

In addition to “raw marijuana,” candy and muffins believed to contain edible marijuana also were found, along with a parcel from Colorado.

Shields, who has been on injured reserve due to a concussion, is the third Packers player in less than two years whose marijuana-related incident went unnoticed by the local media at the time it occurred. (The others were Datone Jones in 2015 and Geronimo Allison, earlier this week.) It means that the local authorities are protecting the players and the team as best they can (while still, you know, pursuing charges against them) or that the local media is, for whatever reason, asleep at the switch.

69 responses to “Sam Shields is charged with two counts of marijuana possession

  1. Living in GB – it’s the media more than the police.

    To get decent media info on the Packers – you have to listen to Milwaukee stations on the radio. Local guys are horrible.

  2. A crazy world we live in. I live in Seattle, and I can walk to a Mary Jane store a few blocks from Lake Washington. But in other states, you can go to jail for enjoying a blunt in your own home. Got it.

  3. His actions are stupid, i’ll give you that. On the other hand, Marijuana is the best thing you can do for a concussion. People need to get over it. It is a powerful medicine and treats many ails, as I can attest too. Back to the other hand though what a idiot. The person who sent that package is screwed. Federal charges. Thanks buddy!

  4. Dude was in his own home. What’s the problem? Pathetic pigs…

    I also don’t believe he answered the door holding a joint. That’s something a cop would make up, because it’s something that would happen in a movie.

  5. Trump would be “Twittering” about this if it was the Dallas Cowboys. “This news is HUUUGGGEEE. Dallas Cowboys are potheads. They really are. Green Bay is the best. Really the best. Dallas, not so much. Tell your friends, Dallas are mary jane tokers. Bigtime.”

  6. As a GB fan and shareholder, I am disgusted.

    As a football fan, I’ve had enough of the National Felons League.

    Get rid of him.

    And get rid of Geronimo Allison, too.

    If these people, who are some of the most privileged in the world, cannot understand that they must obey the laws (no matter what they are), then I don’t want them around. Go play for someone else – – – no matter how good you are.

  7. Shouldve looked to see who it was first. Put the blunt down then not let them in. No reason to let them search the place or answer the door holding a blunt. Youd think someone who was blazed would be a little more paranoid, esp if its the cops!

  8. Geeze who answers the door with a cop waiting outside with a joint, bowl or blunt in hand?
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    Someone who’s stoned?

  9. Probably medicating the migraines from the concussions with marijuana… I would rather see this instead of heavy opioids prescribed to him that could possibly kill him. He will never play a down again… he is just trying to live a somewhat pain free life… not a crime in my book.

  10. I remember years ago in college about to cross a street with some friends. A cop was standing beside us and we said hello officer and exchanged quick small talk and after checking traffic we immediately started crossing…..except there was a Do Not Cross light blinking….

    The cop was like come on guys Im standing right here…..

    His point was If I saw you jaywalking from 60 yards away or so I likely wouldn’t go out my way to give you a ticket but you can’t do it right in front of me.

    Shields’ situation reminds me if that. I know a lot of cops will not bother making marijuana arrests, unless they use it as an excuse to try and jam you, but you can’t stand there blowing weed smoke in their face and think everything will be ok. Even me who is an advocate for legalization thinks that’s taking it too far.

  11. (Cops seize 10 pounds of pot from the arrest.)
    Evidence custodian: “Alright, boys. How much pot did you recover in the bust?”
    Cops all at once: “5 pounds!”

  12. imaduffer says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:55 AM

    “raw marijuana,”

    I always have my marijuana medium rare.
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    Mine always ends up burnt!!!

  13. That explains the excellent judgement displayed in his neck tattoo of his Super Bowl ring! How do I change my username again….

  14. WHERE is all the indignation that was shown when the Pats picked up Floyd?

    Oh wait. Most only complain about the team that they can’t beat…

  15. jerruhjones says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:26 PM
    Geeze who answers the door with a cop waiting outside with a joint, bowl or blunt in hand?
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    Someone who’s stoned?

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    Incorrect. I would imagine the cops being at your door while you’re stoned is the most horrifying feeling imaginable.

  16. We talking about weed. We ain’t talking bout coke or meth or heroin.

    We talking about practice. I mean weed.

    Mother natures remedy for most non life threatening conditions.

  17. I think Shields is basically retired now anyways. Two concussions that have knocked him out for a significant time should get you to hang them up.

  18. Let this be a lesson kids! Never ship your drugs via USPS, always use a private carrier like UPS or FedEX.

  19. Maybe the media and police are adults and realize they have far more important things to worry about like prescription drug abuse leading to countless deaths and heroin addiction.

  20. WHERE is all the indignation that was shown when the Pats picked up Floyd?

    Oh wait. Most only complain about the team that they can’t beat…
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    Floyd was slumped behind the wheel of his car in the middle of the intersection. He could’ve killed someone. Shields is just killing brain cells.

  21. Don’t smoke weed, the NFL would much prefer you just shoot up with Toridol or take prescription opiate painkillers!

  22. WHERE is all the indignation that was shown when the Pats picked up Floyd?

    Oh wait. Most only complain about the team that they can’t beat…

    ________________________________

    You do know he is more than likely medically retired at this point, the article might as well say… retired Packer arrested. He has had 4 concussions as a pro, this last one happened in week one and he has not recovered and has been on IR.
    Difference being the Packers did not sign him after he was released from another team for his arrest. But nice try.

  23. “this might blow my cover but whatever… I like the fedex dude cuz he’s a drug dealer and doesn’t even know it” – mitch hedberg

  24. I get frequent migraines due to past concussions. Cannabis is the only way I am able to function. I am not going to suffer. I have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The illegal status of cannabis is a direct infringement on my constitutional rights. NFL players should have access. If Goodell really cares about the health of his players, he would repeal the ban.

  25. His concussion problems have probably already ended his career. Let the poor guy smoke some weed if it helps his pain, or helps him deal with not being able to play anymore. It’s ridiculous that we are still wasting time, resources, and ruining people’s lives because they are smoking weed.

  26. As the great Vince Lombardi would say “What the hell is going ON out there?”

    Wow, I’m no Packers apologist – it sucks that these stories and bad decisions are distracting a team with its biggest game on the line this Sunday. I hope the team can keep its focus. If not, we’re in for a long day…..

  27. bondlake says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:12 PM

    As a GB fan and shareholder, I am disgusted.

    As a football fan, I’ve had enough of the National Felons League.

    Get rid of him.

    And get rid of Geronimo Allison, too.

    If these people, who are some of the most privileged in the world, cannot understand that they must obey the laws (no matter what they are), then I don’t want them around. Go play for someone else – – – no matter how good you are.
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    I understand your disgust. I am disgusted by this countries acceptance with weed as a schedule 1 drug. You would think in the US, acceptance of the fact weed is safer than alcohol yet treated like its heroin, crack or the presciption drug problem that the government is ok with ( that is killing its own people) would be some of the facts that dominate those who use it should not be criminals. But no. It is not about right and wrong. It is now about money, not rights.

  28. Just 45 minutes from Green Bay to the north east in Michigan he can legally get medical marijuana and even be protected by HIPA laws.

  29. They don’t call ’em the GREEN Bay Packers for nothin’! I don’t want to be blunt about it but cannabis simply works for pain relief and recovery. Just legalize it already.

  30. See, Packer fans want to troll the Vikings about The Love Boat scandal and AD with his kid, but the GB orginazation has had far more crap than the Vikings.

    Antonio Freeman, drunk driving and damaged a pole in Lameblow’s parking lot.

    Mark Chamura, sexually assaulted his baby sitter who was a minor.

    Letroy Guion, Sam Shields, the assistant with his 4th DWI, Allison, Jolly with drugs several times, Ahman Green beating his woman, Nick Barnett, Spencer Havner crashing his motorcycle while being under the influence, Brandon Underwood sexually assaulting two women, Jarret Bush, Erik Walden beating his girlfriend.

    I’m sure I’m missing more. That franchise is pathetic, but the difference is, the city of Green Bay and the NFL try to keep all the Packers problems behind closed doors.

    The Packers are the most protected team in the history of the NFL, have only won championships because it was given to them on a silver platter, and have everyone believing they are some great franchise. They are useless, and outside of GB the team is hated.

  31. I’m glad the media didn’t find the story. They don’t need to be in everybody’s business all the time. Regardless if they’re a public figure or not.

  32. Gee, where’s the snark from thealmightycabbage, tokyosandblaster, and the rest of the crew?

    If this was a Viking player, they’d be all over it.

  33. fuhq says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:45 PM
    I guess the G on the helmet really stands for Ganja!!!
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    Alright, as a Packer fan even I had to laugh at this.

    Now as for Florio and the rest of the trolls, please explain to me how the area police are protecting the Packer organization?
    Was the player arrested or charged with a crime?
    Absolutely.
    Is law enforcement required to make public announcements and hold press inferences whenever they arrest minor celebrities and athletes. Seems a bit odd.
    Perhaps they are just being true professionals in treating Shields as they would your average Wisconsinite busted for pot.
    But that couldn’t be possible.
    Because that would seriously screw up your narrative.

    If you want to scold the media about not doing their job, have at it.
    But, is this a blatant case of Packer bias in the media?
    Who do you think finally reported this story in the first place?

    Haters gonna hate.

  34. Time to send him packing for good. No more tolerance for use of drugs by players or coaches. Start making it painful to be under the influence. And perhaps we could make that drunk owner of the Colts a high profile boot!

  35. Packers fans criticize Dallas, yet behind closed doors their own media and local authorities cover up GB’s criminal behavior. Rot in hell Packers fans.

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