LeGarrette Blount eludes legal trouble much better than he has ever eluded NFL defenses. Blount, in addition to his less than noteworthy career in the NFL, has pretty much been the poster child for what’s wrong with today’s athletes. In other terms, this guy is no role model—but in Blount's defense, nor does he claim to be.
During his days at the University of Oregon, he sucker-punched an opposing player from Boise State after a loss, and at his first NFL training camp, he was again admonished for fighting with his own Tennessee Titans teammates. Fast forward to 2014, and Blount has already been in the news for one of the biggest 'cry-baby' moments in NFL history. In a recent game (and Blount's last with the Steelers), he boarded the team bus while the game was still being played, mad because of his lack of playing time. Upon arriving home in Pittsburgh, the team couldn't release Blount fast enough, hoping to distance themselves and their star running back Le'Veon Bell as far away from the trouble-making running back as possible.
This is because back in August, the former backfield duo was pulled over, and after police smelled marijuana eminating from the black Chevy Camaro, the pair was arrested along with another woman who was in the backseat at the time of the traffic stop. In all, police found 20 grams of pot in the vehicle. A Pittsburgh judge ruled on Wednesday that Blount can have the misdemeanor marijuana charge stricken from his gleaming record, but only after 50 hours of community service are completed. The NFL office has yet to deal out any punishment, but a one-game suspension is what those close to the league expect.
Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns gets suspended for over half the 2014 season for his cannabis transgressions, but this seemingly unremorseful player with a violent history and long rap sheet gets one game? Looks like the NFL will drop the ball on this one... Again. Hard to believe that the no-nonsense New England Patriots would take this guy back with open arms, rewarding him with a two year contract, no less.