Letroy Guion was one of the Packers' best success stories in the 2014 season. A free agent defensive tackle on a one-year deal, Guion stepped in for the injured B.J. Raji and solidified the nose tackle position throughout the season and played the best football of his career.
Unfortunately, that season is coming with a bit of a tarnish as the offseason begins, as Guion has found himself in legal trouble. Reports filed by police in Guion's hometown of Starke, Florida to ESPN's Rob Demovsky and ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde indicate that Guion was arrested on Tuesday night:
Filed to ESPN: #Packers DT Letroy Guion was arrested last night on possession of marijuana, Stake, Fla. police confirm. Details to come.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) February 4, 2015
Letroy Guion's agent, Seth Katz, said he was gathering more info. The #Packers had Guion had been in talks about a long-term deal.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) February 4, 2015
(Also see below - Guion allegedly was in possession of a firearm as well.) We discussed Guion's impending free agency just days ago, and brought up the same point - that the Packers were seriously considering extending Guion for an extended period of time. Time will tell how this arrest affects those contract negotiations, but the more pressing issue now is determining how the legal process plays out.
According to the terms of the NFL's drug policy, Guion would not be subject to a suspension if this is a first-time offense and if possession is the only charge filed. He would, however, be entered into the league's substance abuse program.
Guion is now the third NFL player to have an arrest made public on Wednesday morning, joining the Colts' D'Qwell Jackson and Dallas' Joseph Randle.
UPDATE (11:05 AM CT): The Packers released a statement on the arrest.
UPDATE (11:15 AM CT): Starke police confirmed to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood that Guion was charged with felony possession of both marijuana and a firearm.