Well folks, it sure looks like the NFL’s VP of public relations is going to have another busy off-season.
There have been 4 NFL player arrests this week, 5 if you count alumni.
Let’s start out with the near miss:
Former Baltimore Raven DT Terrance Cody has been indicted for:
- Two counts of aggravated animal cruelty. (Felony)
- Five counts of animal abuse or neglect involving a dog. (Misdemeanor)
- One count of illegal possession of an alligator. (Misdemeanor)
- Five counts of animal abuse or neglect involving an alligator. (Misdemeanor)
- One count of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. (Misdemeanor)
- One count of possession of marijuana. (Misdemeanor)
Earlier last month, it was reported that Mr. Cody would be released by the Ravens, it should be noted that he was set to become a free agent. The reason for the otherwise unusual release announcement would be that he was under investigation for animal cruelty. The Ravens probably needed to do this ahead of time after last year’s league leading 5 offseason arrests, including the Ray Rice fiasco. What could be greater than golf with a gator? Apparently it sounds like Mr. Cody was trying to find out. He was indicted on February 2, 2015, which also was the same day he was released. Due to the fact that Mr. Cody was released before he was indicted, none of these alleged crimes will count towards the Fantasy Crime League.
These 3 arrests do count for inclusion in the Fantasy Crime League.
Green Bay Packers DT Leroy Guion
- Possession of Marijuana (Felony)
- Possession of a firearm (Felony)
Mr. Guion was arrested in Florida, Tuesday night, 2/3, after being pulled over. He was found to have 190 grand in cash, 357 grams of marijuana and a handgun. The Green Bay Packers typically do not make a splash in free agency as they also do in the fantasy crime league, but it looks like Mr. Guion should have (discount) double checked his stash and cash, because in Florida- felony possession is 20 grams and up, according to NORML.org. The felony drug charge and felony gun charge are 5 points a piece, 10 points total for the Green Bay Packers.
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle
- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor)
Well it seems that Mr. Randle has found himself within the long arm of the law again. Last time, he was arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne. Early Tuesday morning, 2/3, Mr. Randle was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana in Kansas after police responded to a domestic disturbance with a weapon call which led them to his hotel room. There’s has been no confirmation on where the alleged marijuana was found, but we could imagine the police checked the underwear drawer first. 3 points for the misdemeanor drug charge.
Indianapolis Colts LB D’Qwell Jackson
- Assault (Misdemeanor)
Mr. Jackson is the player who assisted in setting off the #Deflategate / #Ballghazi story by intercepting Tom Brady in that AFC championship beatdown. He was arrested Tuesday night 2/3, for allegedly punching a pizza delivery driver after disputing a parking spot. “It’s not assault, it’s your face meeting an NFL player’s fist” 3 points for the misdemeanor assault charge.
Well folks, all this happened through Tuesday, let’s see if we can get through 24 hours without an NFL arrest. Either way, surely we will keep you all updated here at the Fantasy Crime League.
Yesterday was the end of the NFL season, culminating in a great game. (would talk about it more, but we don’t wanna refer to it in any copyright infringing ways) We have now entered the dark time in the sports calendar year which goes until March Madness and then it picks up again after that. The off-season is officially in full swing and we will be tracking all the Fantasy Crime League news from now until the first regular season NFL game.
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The Fantasy Crime season kicks off February the evening of February 1st, 2015!