Remember when Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion got arrested earlier this offseason, the police painted him as some drug kingpin and then it quickly seemed like they were just after his money and his expensive truck?
Well, if you don’t, Guion certainly deserved to be arrested, but it seemed like the Starke, Florida police made such a public showing out of the whole thing because the department wanted to keep the $190,000 in cash that Guion was toting around. Oh, and his 2015 Dodge Ram, which most likely has a value in the mid-five-figure range.
The police have been holding onto those items, probably expecting Guion to forfeit them, even though the case has been settled.
And yeah, Letroy would like those things back.
He filed a motion this week for a summary judgment in a Bradford County, Florida to recover them. In it, Guion claims his Eighth Amendment rights were violated.
That would be the one that prohibits cruel and unusual punishment and you could certainly make an argument that this fits the bill.