Probably fitting that the Green Bay Packers’ uniforms are green.
Their players certainly love themselves some green.
Injured cornerback Sam Shields has been charged with marijuana possession. This follows a similar incident involving receiver Geronimo Allison.
Shields was charged with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia this week. The charges stem from an October 19 incident. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 24.
Like Allison, who didn’t know how to hide his marijuana, Shields was also pretty stupid. In fact, he was even more brazen.
Investigators from the Brown County Task Force went to Shields’ Ashwaubenon apartment Oct. 19 to investigate suspected delivery of marijuana through the mail, according to a criminal complaint. When an agent rang the doorbell, Shields answered the door while smoking a blunt, a marijuana-laced cigar, and had another in his pocket, the complaint says.
Naturally, Shields told officers the weed belonged to someone else — Justin J. Hamilton, who was also in his apartment at the time. Hamilton was also charged with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia.
Shields potentially faces six months in jail for the marijuana charge and an additional 30 days for possession of the paraphernalia.
Unlike Allison’s situation, this one probably doesn’t matter much for the Packers. Shields has been on injured reserve for the majority of the season due to the effects of multiple concussions. He suffered his latest one in week 1 and hasn’t played since. In fact, we don’t expect him to ever play again.