Packers WR Geronimo Allison has upcoming court date; charged with possession of THC

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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Geronimo Allison #81 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates his touchdown catch against the Detroit Lions during fourth quarter at Ford Field on January 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has an upcoming court date after he was charged in December with possession of THC.

22-year-old Allison will be in court for his initial appearance on January 23rd in Manitowoc County.

He’s already posted $100 cash bond in this case.

According to Packers beat writer Michael Cohen, the charge stems from a traffic stop and subsequent arrest in September.

The Green Bay Packers released the following statement in regards to Allison:

“The Packers are aware of the matter involving Geronimo Allison. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, will refrain from making any further comment.”

Geronimo Allison had been waiting patiently all season for his opportunity, knowing full well there was no guarantee it would come in 2016.

Then, the Packers informed the undrafted rookie receiver in the hours leading up to kickoff against Minnesota on Christmas Eve that his role was about to grow exponentially.

The Packers were going to be without Pro Bowl receiver Randall Cobb, who had been questionable due to the lingering ankle injury he first sustained against Seattle two weeks ago. In Cobb’s place, the offense was turning to Allison, who had played roughly 40 offensive snaps in his first seven NFL games.

The 6-foot-3, 202-pound receiver made the best of his career-high 43 snaps against the Vikings, catching four passes for 66 yards. Only veteran Jordy Nelson was targeted more by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Allison, promoted off the practice squad on October 25th, caught his first career touchdown pass during a relief appearance for an injured Cobb against Atlanta on October 30th, but he had played sparingly for the past two months until that game vs. the Vikings, according to Packers.com.

2 comments

  • Gunter

    If it was any other black person in Wisconsin they would be doing hard time. 6 months to 3.5 years in Wisconsin?! Just for having a small amount. The state has some of the most draconian reefer laws on the books disproportionately enforced on the poor and minorities. Black people are 6 times as likely to be arrested for having a doobie on them as whites but use rates are the same! That is the definition of a racist Jim Crow law alive and well in dumb a&! Wisconsin. Meanwhile the violent, loud, obnoxious drunkards get a pass. More than a pass, alcoholism and binge drinking is a joke in Wisconsin. SAD place Wisconsin. SAD and DUMB.

    • Mike

      Hope your not the Gunter of The Green Bay Packers!!! Laws are laws we all have to obey them! Hope Allison gets a 2nd chance. Good luck! Don’t like the laws in Wisconsin…then stay out!!!

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