It appears Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion’s legal problems — and perhaps personal problems — go a lot further than just the marijuana arrest earlier this year.
The Journal Sentinel dug into Guion’s past and came up with three other legal incidents over the past six years. None of them resulted in Guion serving any time and all happened while he was with the Minnesota Vikings, but they also appear somewhat more troubling than carrying around a giant bag of weed.
Two involved domestic violence and the third was for stalking. One of the domestic incidents allegedly involved Guion hitting his baby mama in the jaw.
Two of the charges were dropped and Guion paid restitution in the third to avoid prosecution, much as he did with the drug charge this year.
Clearly, he’s no stranger to the legal system.
There’s more, though.
A Starke, (Florida) police sergeant said in a deposition that informants told authorities Guion was involved in the drug trade and bankrolled dealers, some of whom were his relatives. The drugs sold included marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine, according to Sgt. Jason Crosby’s deposition in a forfeiture case involving Guion’s truck and $190,000.
Now, we’re not going to automatically take something from an informant or police officer’s mouth as truth, since each has their own objective, but this doesn’t paint a very nice picture.
If it’s accurate, it makes some sense.
Guion was raised in poverty. His father has had a number of run-ins with the law, several of which were for selling drugs.
You’re not talking about a guy who had a great support system or role models.
Should he know better? Yeah, but people shouldn’t be quick to judge someone who came from a situation they can’t relate to or, likely, even understand.
On the flip side, this arguably makes the Packers look even worse than Guion. They talk about high-character guys from the top down and, if this picture is accurate, Guion clearly doesn’t fit that mold.
So someone didn’t do their homework and the Journal Sentinel just made those someones look awfully stupid.
We’d be willing to place a wager that this will play out in this exact manner.
Those in the Packers organization will ignore it and do their best to sweep it under the rug for the remainder of the season. When Guion becomes a free agent next spring, they’ll ignore him until he either signs elsewhere or the season begins and he doesn’t have a job.
You can take the brother outa the hood, but you cant take the hood out of the brother.
In other news…… a day without Packer football is like a day without sunshine.
Of course “informants” are gonna’ say that, because it seems believable, especially after his arrest. Fucking rats. Do the time, do the crime, don’t throw anyone else under the bus.
3/4ths of a pound is high school shit, not kingpin status.
The weed, $190k in cash, a gun….the dude wasn’t on his way to teach a Sunday school class.
It would be where I’m from.
Monty seems to want to excuse Letroy’s behavior while blaming the Packers for excusing Letroy’s behavior. Odd.
Either Letroy is a small time drug dealer with anger issues when it comes to his baby mama (probable).
Or he is just an unlucky guy with a love for smoking the weed who happened to pick a psycho for a baby mama.
In the first scenario, the Packers either didn’t do their due diligence or didn’t care. In the second scenario, the Packers were right to ignore these minor and mostly dismissed charges.
The only thing that is certain is that all the fools that took to this site to attack the police, assuming harsh treatment here, were fools. It is quite clear now that Letroy got off VERY lightly in this case. Especially in regards to the gun charges, which Letroy had conveniently reported as stolen months before only to OOPS! show up in his truck upon police inspection.
I was one of the few people calling for his release. I hate the cops, and the idea that they got to keep his personal property to help pay for all those Dodge Avengers they drive is bullshit. However, the guy is dirty and if the VIKINGS werent willing to deal with him, holy shit why are the Packers?
Hopefully Raji stays healthy, has a Pro Bowl year, and we can dump this big black piece of shit by the end of the year….
Like MLK said: Don’t judge me based on the color of my skin, but on the content of my character…..OK, his “dream” has come true.
People, its not too hard to figure out. With Raji out for the year, they needed a guy who could fill in at defensive tackle and nose tackle. There just was not anyone else available. And at the time it looked doubtful that Guion would step up and raise his level of play.
It sucks but sometimes the Packers–and by extension–us fans have to hold our nose and take in people with less than savory character.
The key consideration is that this is an exception, not the rule.
There wouldn’t be a league if you kicked out the guys with character issues.
Always something to complain about isn’t there. We’re 6-0 and now we have to start nitpicking players lives outside of football? If we were 0-6 you’d be saying sign whoever as long as he can play. I don’t make the personnel decisions and I never will so I’m not going to pretend like what I would do would be any better. Stay away from the moral high horse.
Guion will have his driver’s license revoked for 5 years next week as a habitual traffic offender.
Stay tuned for more updates…