According to the Journal Sentinel, Za’Darius Smith was pulled over in September for speeding and was also cited for marijuana possession . Also in the vehicle with him were DE Kingsley Keke and LB Rashan Gary — although they were not cited.
The citations — which are not criminal charges — stem from a Sept. 29 traffic stop while Smith, 27, and teammates Rashan Gary and Kingsley Keke were returning to Green Bay from a trip to Chicago that landed them all briefly in handcuffs.
“The Packers are aware of the matter involving Za’Darius Smith,” a team spokesperson said Friday. “We will refrain from making any further comment as it is a legal matter.”
Smith’s agent did not return a text message.
According to reports from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Smith was driving a gray 2019 GMC Yukon northbound on Interstate 94 about 5:30 p.m. when deputies clocked him going 81 mph in a 60 mph construction zone.
A deputy activated his lights and pulled Smith over on the ramp to county Highway 20. Because a deputy smelled the odor of marijuana, all three players were asked to step out and were handcuffed and questioned separately.
Smith told a deputy he had smoked some marijuana earlier before the group left an apartment in Chicago to return to Green Bay. Deputies’ reports indicated that none of the men smelled of marijuana once they were separated from the Yukon.
No drugs were found on any of the players, but three blunts — hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana — and a vaping cartridge were found inside a duffel bag in the rear of the SUV. The blunts were in a package of Backwoods cigars.
According to the reports, when asked about them again by a second deputy, after he read Smith his Miranda rights, Smith said, “What weed?” before saying “I’ll put it on me,” when asked if the blunts and the vaping cartridge were his.
As we all know, jazz cigarettes lead to psychosis and the raping of white women. This documentary clearly explains it:
Seriously though, as far as I can tell, Smith should be fine as far as the NFL goes since this is his first marijuana infraction. Smith is responsible for 8 of the 20 total sacks by the Packers defense so far this season. Needless to say, this likely will not have much impact on his role with the team. Hopefully, Wisconsin will join the 21st century and legalize recreational use of marijuana.