Jan. 1, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Connecticut Huskies linebacker (8) Lawrence Wilson against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Sooners defeated the Huskies 48-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Marijuana causes New Orleans Saints linebacker to be suspended

It seems that another New Orleans Saints linebacker will have to face a suspension but not for the season and not for a bounty.

It’s being reported that Saints linebacker Lawrence Wilson has been suspended for one game and has lost one game check for the season due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

The violation is stemming from Wilson being charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop last year on November 2 in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Wilson was a standout linebacker at the University of Connecticut and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.  He was serving on their practice squad at the time of the violation.

He was released shortly after that and found his way onto the offseason roster of the Tennessee Titans this year before finally landing with the Saints.

Wilson’s future doesn’t look too good right now since he hasn’t even really made the team and he’s already suspended for one game.  The chances of him staying on the Saints roster might be up in smoke.


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