Mikel Leshoure, Detriot Lions RB, Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has once again pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
The latest charge stems from an incident which occurred on March 2 when Leshoure was arrested after being caught on the highway with marijuana, which he was cramming into his mouth in an attempt to hide the product from police who pulled him over. Mikel appeared today at the Berrien County, Mich., District Courthouse to receive his sentencing.
As part of his plea deal, his second marijuana-related incident in the last six months, Leshoure faces
$575 in fines and a difficult drug testing and treatment program in which he be checked for drugs two or three times per week for a total of 24 months.
“The prosecutor’s office was very fair in how they dealt with this case,” Joseph A. Lavigne, Leshoure’s lawyer, told the Detroit Free Press.
CBSSports points out that Mikel Leshoure isn’t the only Detriot player caught with Marijuana in 2012 as Lions receiver Nate Burleson and defensive tackle Nick Fairley were also busted this off-season for alleged possession of the substance.
While the former Illinois RB’s off-the-field antics have contributed little more than grief to the Lions, Mikel’s on the field benefits have been even less – mostly due to injury.
Leshoure, taken with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, missed his entire rookie season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a collision at practice.
It’s unclear whether Mikel Leshoure will face a suspension from the league over his drug-related incidents.