Friday January 30th, 2015

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount had his misdemeanor marijuana charge dropped after completing community service.

Blount was told by a judge that he would have the charge dropped if he completed the community service by Feb. 4.

Blount and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell were arrested Aug. 20 outside of Pittsburgh on their way to an airport to leave for a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles when an officer stopped them and smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle they were in.

Both players admitted to buying and smoking some of the marijuana and Bell said that he “didn’t know that you could get a DUI for being high" when told he would be charged.

• NIESEN: Blount is just the latest turnaround story for Patriots

“He was happy to get this done in a timely fashion so he wouldn't have any distractions with the game at hand," Blount’s attorney Casey White said to

The Steelers cut Blount after he left the field early during a loss at Tennessee in Week 11. He signed with New England Patriots, where he previously played, a few days later. 

He ran for 148 yards on 30 carries with three touchdowns in New England's 45-7 AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

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