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Sam Shields, the Green Bay Packers  injured corner back, has been charged with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, according to a report in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The report, quoting a criminal complaint document, said agents went to Shields apartment to investigate suspected marijuana delivery through the mail, and when they arrived, Shields answered the door smoking a blunt.

Shields was placed on injured reserve on October and hasn’t played since week one because of a concussion.

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Shields, 29, is a seven-year veteran entering the last year of his contract. The concussion and the troubles with the law could make it likely the Packers release him, and save $9 million in cap space on the process.

It’s the second time this week marijuana-related troubles involving Packers players have come to light. Geronimo Allison, a wide receiver, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana following a traffic stop and arrest in September.

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Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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