Packers CB Sam Shields pleads not guilty to possessing marijuana

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a second quarter interception in the endzone against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a second quarter interception in the endzone against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields has entered a not guilty plea to marijuana possession.

Attorneys for Shields appeared on his behalf in Brown County Circuit Court on Friday. Shields was charged with two misdemeanors, possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, after he allowed officers to search his Green Bay area home in October.

A criminal complaint says officers went to Shields’ home after he received a package from Colorado, where recreational use of marijuana is legal. The complaint says Shields acknowledged having marijuana in his home.

The cornerback was placed on injured reserve in October after a concussion and will not play this season.

Earlier this week, the team said it was aware receiver Geronimo Allison had been charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop in September in Wisconsin.

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6 comments

    • Stan

      Absolutely. Write or call your representatives, write Speaker Vos he is opening up to it. Write Walker, write everybody. Prohibition started in racism and Wisconsin os keeping it going. Cannabis prohibition is the new Jim Crow!! We are so behind the times on this it’s stupid. Wisconsin is becomong a laughing stock around the country on this matter. We haven’t even decriminalized state wide yet. Dumb! Legalize it Wisconsin. It’s safer than pills snd booze by a LONG shot.

  • Gunter

    Come on Wisconsin get out of the Dark Ages on this issue you inbred bunch of prairie bumpkins! Legalize it!! Thank God Sam and Geronimo have Wisconsin issued “Packers get out jail free cards” because the dumb a&# state hasn’t even decriminalized yet like Minnesota did in the 1970’s!? Any regular person would have their lives destroyed for this and would be doing 6 months to 3.5 years in jail for small time doobie possession!? In 2017 with half the country legalizing it that is the definition of reefer madness. Meanwhile drunks and pill poppers get a pass. Wisconsin is the stupidest state filled with the stupidest drunk people in the country. LEGALIZE IT. REGULATE IT. TAX IT WISCONSIN!! GO PACKERS!!

  • Katy

    Wow what a surprise. An elite athlete chooses the far safer choice of cannabis over deadly opioids to address his bone crushing pain and Wisconsin treats him like a pariah. You go Sam! Do what is right and safe and healthier. Wisconsin should be ashamed of itself.