Well, that’s over with. Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was sentenced to one year of probation and will pay a $1,000 fine after pleading no contest to firing his gun in public on July 4.
The ruling was handed down on Monday in Miami.
Quarless will also have to take an anger management and a gun safety course.
God’s Gifts was originally charged with a misdemeanor for firing a weapon in public. He did not attend the proceedings, as he was on the practice field for the Packers for the first time since September, on Monday.
While putting this incident behind him is a positive for Gifts, we now all get to wait for the long and arbitrary arm of NFL justice to throw their hammer down. Because being punished once simply is not enough.
The league’s punishment will come in the form of some sort of suspension.
Packers defensive end Letroy Guion got three games for getting arrested with a giant bag of weed and a handgun earlier this year. We expect Gifts to get a similar comeuppance.
If we had to take a stab, we’d say at least one game, no more than three.