At first glance, it looked like Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was running a drug operation.
When he was arrested Tuesday night, the police found a gun in his car, around $190,000 in cash and 357 grams of marijuana.
It now looks like perhaps the cops were being the sort of overzealous pigs that some of us have come to know and hate.
“Hey, look at us! We caught a drug runner! A real danger to society! Line up to pat us on the back!”
You can pretty much tell that’s the case by the way the police laid the seized evidence out on a table and distributed photos of it. Good job, guys!
But not so fast.
That gun? Unloaded and registered to Guion in Minnesota. That cash? From Guion’s Packers paychecks for use to help his family.
A source with knowledge of the details told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan the handgun was unloaded in a box and that Guion has a permit to carry it in Minnesota.
Guion was in the process of moving back from Green Bay to his home in Starke, (Florida) the source said.
The source said further that Guion, after cashing his Packers paychecks, was going to use the money to help his family in Starke, and he provided proof of the money’s origin through recent bank statements.
Of course, that still doesn’t explain the weed, at least in a legal sense.
It can probably be explained pretty easily by, “It’s the offseason and I wanna get high!” And you know what? Go right ahead. Someone smoking a bunch of weed isn’t hurting me, you or anyone else.
That 357 grams probably looks like a huge number, so here’s the math on it.
An eighth, which is the smallest amount of weed most people sell, is a little over 3.5 grams. If you’re a heavy smoker, this probably lasts you a day. If you’re not, maybe it lasts you a week. So Letroy had about 102 eighths on him.
That still sounds like a lot. Of course, once you reveal that you possess drugs, everyone wants some.
What I’m getting at here is, Letroy probably bought his offseason weed supply as a one-time purchase. In a way, that mitigates risk, since he doesn’t have to go out and repeatedly buy weed throughout the offseason.
Am I trying to say this was okay?
No. Although I don’t agree with it, it’s still illegal and therefore, it was stupid to have that much weed on your person. If you’re an NFL player, you pay some lackey to go buy your weed for you. Then you don’t go to jail.
That’s ultimately the point here.
If Letroy Guion is guilty of anything, it’s being an idiot. Perhaps by the technical definition of the law, he’s a criminal, but it doesn’t appear he should be classified as such.
Exactly. You think when an NFLer goes back home that he’s not smoking out the entire town?
“I’ve been smokin’ since I was two!”
“Hooked? You can’t get hooked. I’ve had friends smokin’ 15 years, they ain’t hooked.”
I don’t get it but I’m from the Netherlands. So mayby it’s custom to stop every black in that state . I do’nt know . How did they pick him otherwise. Were they tipped by the dealer?
It was a normal traffic stop. He was not staying in his lane.
They searched his vehicle after smelling ganja on him, just like they’d do the same to me if they smelled alcohol on me.
You can spin this any way you’d like, but at the end of the day it’s bad, it’s criminal, and it’s stupid in epic proportion.
This man’s agent is in negotiation with the Packers on a deal that can set him up for life. And he does this. Break it down anyway you want. He done fucked up.
Now, i don’t think it’s a crime to be as dumb as a fucking rock, this is what it is. With that said i firmly believe in 2nd chances for people, so let the chips fall, and see what happens. Part of me wants him to get it together and be our nose tackle for years.
Good luck Letroy.
The good thing is he didn’t have a scale with him, a scale would have given him an extract felony charge with intent to distribute. Me thinks he is just a big pot head like me
With the Vikings, Guion had a fairly large contract which is why he was cut after he got injured. He was probably looking for something like that from the Packers. Now he’s probably going to be suspended at least 4 games and because Goodell hates the Packers, it might even be for a lot more.
The Packers might not sign him now, but if they do, he’ll come at a cut rate price now.
The only way this would have been better is if there was a beaten woman in the truck too.
He may have a permit to own his handgun, but it is a felony in Florida to possess a firearm and illegal drugs simultaneously. Even if his lawyer can convince the DA to drop the felony drug possession to a misdemeanor, he still has the gun charge.
The $190K cash is for family… HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Good one.
Plexico Burress legally owned his firearm too. A suspension is a coming.
I don’t expect the Packers to ever resign this guy.
” the sort of overzealous pigs that some of us have come to know and hate.” haha, how fucking old are you anyway, 18???
Community service and probation. Probably won’t get an offer to do a State Farm commercial. Like to see him get a chance to earn his job back next season. Remember Jolly? Go Pack Go!!!
incredible lack of common sense. waiting for a good $$ contract to come in and he just crapped in his own hat and pulled it down over his ears.
Ok lets be real. Weed is likely more expensive in Florida than in WI, or the weed here is better. Whatever the reason Guion was buying it so he had ample supply for himself in the offseason AND so he could sell to his friends on the cheaper weed and make more money. Or even just to make it cheaper for them cuss he’s a good guy.
Either way there is no doubt this guy was going to sell at least a good chunk of that weed.
Also, if you family needs money, you get a fucking bank account and use an ATM card when your back home to “help out family”. You dont run around with that much cash.
I have to agree with Shawn, this guy is done in Green Bay.
Greetings to you all from Colorado….
What struck me as odd is why was there photos of police evidence posted to twitter? What the fuck kind of department are they running?
Dude is probably a blunt smoker, so an eighth a day is a pretty conservative estimate. Makes sense he’d buy in bulk, I guess, but I can’t help but wonder where the rest of the pound went. Those were most likely two half pound bags to begin with, as that’s where he’d have seen a significant price break. Wouldn’t make much sense to just buy 3/4 of a pound of dank when you have the money.
Or so I’ve heard.
What a fucking moron. And I’m not even talking about the football side he “puffed” away. Some people just carry around a neon sign that says “Take me to jail, please.” You’ve got 3/4 pound of weed in your car, $200K in cash, and a gun in your possession….(no judgment. I like all three too) and it never dawns on you that burning a fatty either before or while you’re driving…is a bad idea. The objective, for anybody with a brain, is to get from Point A to Point B with your illicit property intact with as little risk or suspicion as possible. But no! Lets burn one, drive while impaired & drift all over the road, reek of it while you’re at it… thus giving the police probable cause to search your vehicle after they’ve stopped you. Its like a “How To” manual of how to turn a misdemeanor into a felony. Mistakes should be forgiven. But stupidity? No.
“The objective, for anybody with a brain, is to get from Point A to Point B with your illicit property intact with as little risk or suspicion as possible” – DJ
3/4 of a pound of weed? Big deal. Should be a misdemeanor.
100% percent right about the chickenshit cops, Monty.