Criminal Drug Charges Coming For Lance Kendricks

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Lance Kendricks

That escalated quickly. Actually, no, it escalated slowly, but Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks is now facing criminal drug charges.

The charge, which is still unclear, stems from a 2017 traffic stop. Kendricks was speeding and found to have weed in his glove box.

Kendricks was initially cited for possession, which would simply end up in a fine. However, that charge was dismissed last week. It would appear Kendricks is now potentially in more trouble.

And why? That’s about as clear as mud at this point.

Here’s what the Press-Gazette has reported.

The district attorney’s office on Wednesday confirmed it expects to charge Kendricks in the near future in connection to a state trooper’s discovery of marijuana in Kendricks’ vehicle during a 2017 traffic stop on Interstate 41.

During the traffic stop, Kendricks was just given a warning for speeding. The original marijuana charge wasn’t filed until December.

Once this is all figured out, Kendricks will no doubt be suspended by the league.

Receiver Geronimo Allison was suspended one game for a weed charge in 2017. Running back Aaron Jones got two games to open this season for the same thing.

What will complicate things for Kendricks even more is he’s in the final year of his contract with the Packers. These suspensions don’t usually hit until the beginning of the following season. Couple that with his diminishing returns as a player and it’s unclear why the Packers would consider bringing Kendricks back.

Kendricks has seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown this season. He also has at least two dropped passes.

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9 Comments on "Criminal Drug Charges Coming For Lance Kendricks"

  1. PF4L

    This does nothing to complicate matters in the final year of his contract. His lack of production has everything to do with it. After the season, he’s done in this league.
    But in fairness, he’s probably busy planning phase 2 of his protesting about Puerto Rico.

    Maybe the Packers should stay away from tight ends when it comes to free agency, it’s a very expensive nightmare.

  2. Drater

    He can do more kneeling in prison just like he does during the anthem…good riddance you POS racist loser

  3. Ferris

    McRib is the problem with Graham and Lewis I’m not sure if Lewis is still on the team. Kendricks can’t catch, that’s a problem.

    • Empacador

      Hey now, come on, Kendricks can catch, we’ve all seen him do it a couple times this season. Kendricks merely has a problem catching during crucial points of the game.

      • PF4L

        lmao…..couple of times

        Mercedes Lewis can block (so they say)….(watch the 9er game, that’s also good for a laugh.

  4. Mitch Anthony

    During the traffic stop, Kendricks was just given a warning for speeding. The original marijuana charge wasn’t filed until December.

    This is because the DA of that county where the stop happened likely went through Kendrick’s history and found that this was not the first time around. That is why a simple possession might now be criminal. The first one was a forfeiture/fine, or previous wrist slapping.

    Receiver Geronimo Allison was suspended one game for a weed charge in 2017. Running back Aaron Jones got two games to open this season for the same thing.

    Not the same thing. Don’t conflate the two. Jones two game suspension was because his was a driving under the influence (of weed) restricted controlled substance. Just like an OWI. That differs from simple possession so the league will be less harsh on first violation simple possession and more harsh on OWI type stuff.

    No, Kendricks does not deserve any overly harsh punishment for his weed charge and certainly not anything close to prison. He just doesn’t deserve to be on an NFL field and that is due to his play.

    Give us Tonyan.

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