ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01: Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions go through the daily practice session at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has been suspended two games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Leshoure has been cited twice this offseason for marijuna possession. The suspension doesn't come as any shock to the Lions' front office.
"Obviously that discipline falls under the commissioner's purview," Lions president Tom Lewand said in an interview Tuesday. "And suspensions are certainly something that could be a possibility and I would say are likely if you look at similar types of incidences on other teams. "
Leshoure's suspension will also cost him cost him paychecks for both games. He will be eligible to return in Week 3, when the Lions travel to face the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 23.
Leshoure missed all of his rookie season with an ACL tear. He expects to be 100 percent by the start of the regular season, but could have a tough time regaining favor from the coaching staff thanks to his rocky offseason.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure pleaded guilty to a reduced marijuana possession change stemming from a March 12 arrest in Bridgman, MI. According MLive.com, LeShoure received a $575 fine with no jail time.
It could have been much worse for Leshoure. He originally faced felony charges because it was his second arrest for possession within four weeks. He was arrested previously on Feb. 18. Leshoure was found cramming the marijuana into his mouth at the time of his second arrest.
A 2nd-round pick by the Lions in 2011, Leshoure is not out of the woods yet. He still faces discipline from the league, which could be stiffer since he doubled up on the arrests this year. The NFL can suspend him for as many as four games this season.
However lengthy his suspension is, it represents another setback in his early career. Leshoure missed all of last season with a torn Achilles. Now, his second-year is likely to get a delayed start because of a suspension.
about 1 year ago Update 2 comments
Detroit Lions running back Mikel LeShoure is facing felony charges for his March 12 arrest for marijuana possession. According to the Detroit Free Press, LeShoure's felony charges stem from the fact that he was arrested twice within the span of four weeks for marijuana possession.
LeShoure was arrested on Feb. 18 in Berrien County, Mich., for possession. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge for using marijuana and received a $485 fine. LeShoure failed to show up for an April 2 arraignment, citing confusion about the date of the hearing. No warrant for LeShoure's arrest has been issued, according to the report.
The second-year running back could face up to two years in prison for the felony charge. LeShoure could also face punishment from the NFL. Under league rules, LeShoure could be subject to fines and up to a six-game suspension.
The Lions selected LeShoure, an Illinois product, in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He missed his entire rookie season with a torn Achilles tendon.