Tag:Lawrence Wilson
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:05 am

Panthers cut Wilson, arrested last week for pot

WilsonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

On Monday, Panthers practice squad linebacker Lawrence Wilson thought he could keep his job after his arrest last week on charges of speeding and possession of marijuana.

"I'm going to learn from this and try to put it behind me," Wilson said, via the Charlotte Observer.

Unfortunately for Wilson, who cried when he was arrested because he was worried about his job, he’ll have to learn his lesson from somewhere other than Panthers headquarters, because he was cut Tuesday.

Said general manager Marty Hurney (also via the Observer): “Obviously, the incident last week didn't help his cause. It's clear that we do not want anybody's personal conduct reflecting poorly on the club.”

Police said they stopped Wilson -- a 2011 sixth-round pick -- for speeding just as the team began to leave town for its bye week (Wilson was on his way to Virginia), and when they approached the car, they smelled marijuana. Police then allegedly discovered 11 grams (0.39 ounces) of pot.

Wilson said that was incorrect; he says he only was holding two grams. Not that, ahem, it matters to a cop.

"Weed's weed, no matter how much you've got," he said Monday.

And sometimes, as Wilson has learned, weed will knock you out of a job.

“It was very disappointing, it really was," coach Ron Rivera said. "It was one of those things where this is about maturing, about growing up and being held accountable and responsible. More than anything else, it's about what we are trying to do. We don't need distractions like this."

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Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:49 pm

Lawrence Wilson arrested, charged with possession

L. Wilson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Linebacker Lawrence Wilson, a sixth-round pick for the Panthers and currently a practice squad player, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and speeding.

According to the Salisbury Post, authorities said after stopping him for going 76 mph in a 65 mph zone, police detected a marijuana odor emanating from his vehicle. They then said an officer discovered 11 grams (.39 ounces) worth of pot in the car.

Wilson allegedly told officers he didn’t have his driver’s license with him but that he did have a work ID. Police asked Wilson to get out of the car, and once the officer placed one of Wilson’s hands in handcuffs, he “would not comply” with instructions. Additional backup was called, according to the police report.

According to police, Wilson began to cry and wonder what this arrest would do to his career.

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