Patrick Chung resolves New Hampshire cocaine possession charge

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Patriots safety Patrick Chung entered a not guilty plea when he was indicted on cocaine possession charges last year and the case will not be going to trial.

The Belknap County Attorney’s office announced on Monday that they have reached an agreement to resolve the charges. The charges will be dismissed if Chung avoids any other criminal activity over the next two years, submits to regular drug testing and perform 40 hours of community service.

The statement announcing the resolution cited the factors leading to the agreement. They included Chung’s lack of a prior criminal record, his cooperation with the police and the relatively small amount of cocaine found when police responded to an alarm at Chung’s house. Chung was not at the residence at the time.

Chung could still face league discipline as a result of the incident.

27 responses to “Patrick Chung resolves New Hampshire cocaine possession charge

  1. Would the same happen to an average joe?
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    No. Then again rush to judgements occur with every Joe, average or not.

  2. nwhawkhater says:
    January 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm
    Would the same happen to an average joe?

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    do the police break and enter into your residence without a warrant anf then just start taking things? maybe or maybe not

  3. Here come the moralizers, armed with no facts, oceans of self righteous judgment, and a blind eye for their preferred team(s).

  4. nwhawkhater says:
    January 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm
    Would the same happen to an average joe?
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    99 times out of 100 yes.
    The state’s case was pretty weak to begin with, and this is their way of saying we didn’t lose the case, and Chung gets to walk away without having to deal with a trial.

  5. nwhawkhater says:
    January 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Would the same happen to an average joe?

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    Sure it would, if as here, there is no evidence that the cocaine belonged to Mr. Average Joe or that he was present at the same time it was, but there is evidence that other people were in the house (which is not Mr. Average Joe’s principal residence )at the relevant times.

  6. “ Fixing the Patriots “ !!??? We were 12-4 and I guess that means we were broken ? The expectations in Foxboro are so high even a “ down 12-4 year “ is considered failure!!! Fans are spoiled!!!

  7. Get busted with blow where I live and you are at minimum going to spend a few months in the slammer. Get caught with enough, or have it packaged and it is 2 to 10 years in the joint. That is just what normal people are getting according to the newspaper. Maybe a millionaire, professional athlete would get a slap on the wrist like that.

  8. If I’m Chung I don’t take this deal…”They included Chung’s lack of a prior criminal record, his cooperation with the police and the relatively small amount of cocaine found when police responded to an ALARM at Chung’s house. Chung was NOT at the residence at the time”.
    Just makes no sense to me if it’s not his. My only guess is Chung’s retiring!

  9. Super convenient to wait until they were eliminated. Guessing the DA is a season ticket holder.

  10. The Titans are 2-0 vs. the Pats in the last two seasons. Can’t wait for another beat down and win.
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    As I recall after the Pats lost to Tennessee they went on to win Super Bowl number Six with TB12. Get back to me after your team has won SIX with the same QB!

  11. The Titans are 2-0 vs. the Pats in the last two seasons. Can’t wait for another beat down and win.
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    As I recall after the Pats lost to Tennessee they went on to win Super Bowl number Six with TB12. Get back to me after your team has won SIX with the same QB!
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    For many teams, beating NE is their SB.

  12. You know, maybe AB DOES have a point. Mychal Kendricks is still awaiting sentencing for insider dealing, and continues to play. Patrick Chung got a helluva break, continues to play and he knows it. The judge must be a Pats fan!!

  13. rutledge3197 says:
    January 13, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    GET BACK TO ALL OF US WHEN THE PATRIOTS WIN A RING WITHOUT BB…….. 1960- 2000=ZERO
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    More like when the Patriot win a SB without cheating.

  14. Doesn’t matter what happened in the NH court. What matters is that the NFL is going to come down on him. IF he plays at all in 2020, don’t expect to see him starting the season.

  15. “relatively small amount of cocaine”

    I didn’t know you got bonus points for snorting up the majority of the evidence.

  16. daddeeo says:
    January 14, 2020 at 11:54 am
    Doesn’t matter what happened in the NH court. What matters is that the NFL is going to come down on him. IF he plays at all in 2020, don’t expect to see him starting the season.
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    I wouldn’t expect ANY NFL punishment. There is no finding of guilt, or even an admission of guilt here. It’s basically the DA’s office saying stay out of trouble and we will drop the case. Get into trouble, and we prosecute (and likely lose). It was a way for everybody to avoid the hassle of a trial and look good.

  17. shihtzumum says:
    January 13, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    You know, maybe AB DOES have a point. Mychal Kendricks is still awaiting sentencing for insider dealing, and continues to play. Patrick Chung got a helluva break, continues to play and he knows it. The judge must be a Pats fan!!

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    AB set a precedent of using bad faith dealing for getting out of a contract to go look for one he likes better. If the league ever allowed that to become a thing in the NFL they would be in trouble. They needed to make it a point that AB wound up on the outs for all of that. Granted AB then made it easy for them and continues to do so. But by NFL standards he did a worse thing than any crime. He threatened their purse strings.

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