Thursday August 27th, 2015

The NFL upheld Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion’s three-game suspension for violating the substance abuse policy, the league announced Thursday.

Guion’s suspension was handed down in July following an off-season arrest for felony marijuana possession and felony possession of a firearm. He filed an appeal shortly after.

In February, Guion was pulled over by a police officer in Florida for failing to maintain a single lane. When the officer approached Guion’s truck, he said he smelled marijuana. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded two gallon-sized bags of marijuana totaling 357 grams, a firearm and $190,028.81 in cash, according to a police report.

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The 2008 fifth-round pick re-signed with the Packers on a one-year, $2.75 million deal in March after reaching a plea deal to avoid prosecution.

Guion played his first six NFL season for the Minnesota Vikings and signed with the Packers as a free agent prior to the 2014 season. He recorded 3.5 sacks, 32 total tackles, and one forced fumble in his first season in Green Bay.

He's eligible to return to the Packers' active roster on Tuesday, Sept. 29 after the team plays Kansas City on Sept. 28.

- Kenny Ducey

 

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