The Green Bay Packers had one guy just return from a suspension and they cut him. Now they can probably look forward to another guy getting suspended. That guy is rookie receiver Geronimo Allison.
The reasons in both cases — drugs.
Allison was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in December following a September arrest, according to the Journal Sentinel.
Allison was pulled over for speeding on I-43 near Francis Creek at 1:19 p.m. on September 4. He was going 81 in a 70, so go ahead and snicker about cops with nothing better to do…
You really made the roadways safer for all of us with that huge bust, Punchy!
And then here’s the typical football player arrest scenario played out to a tee.
The complaint states trooper Bryan Ashenbrenner of the Wisconsin State Patrol smelled marijuana emanating from the car. Allison, who identified himself as a member of the Packers, denied smoking marijuana or having an illegal substance in the vehicle. He said the odor was left over from the night before when he was “with some guys that were smoking marijuana,” according to the narrative report.
But Ashenbrenner’s search of the vehicle produced three Backwoods cigars on the front passenger seat, and two of them were filled with a “green leafy material” that tested positive for THC.
But I play for the Packers!
But it was some other guys!
Look, no one gives a shit about smoking weed except for cops and the NFL. So if you’re going to smoke weed, DON’T LEAVE YOUR WEED OUT IN PLAIN SIGHT!
Anyway, all kinds of stupidity going here.
Allison is scheduled to be in court on January 23 to face the marijuana charge. At some point this offseason, he will likely also get a letter from the NFL telling him he’s been suspended under the substance abuse policy.
Linebacker Datone Jones, who was also caught smoking weed in his car (although his was parked) in 2015, got a one-game suspension to open that season. Jones also tried to pull his Packers card to no avail.
Just good work all around.