Packers’ Mike McCarthy wants Letroy Guion back despite arrest
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he is hoping defensive tackle Letroy Guion can return to the team despite an offseason arrest for felony marijuana possession and felony gun possession, ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde reports.
Guion, 27, was arrested in Florida in February and a search of his vehicle yielded 357 grams of marijuana, a registered firearm and $190,028.81. Earlier this week, Guion reached a plea deal as a first-time offender to pay a $5,000 fine and the charges were dismissed, Tyler Dunne of the Journal-Sentinel reported.
While Guion could still face discipline from the league, McCarthy said the team wants him back next season.
“In Letroy’s case, it’s something that you pay attention to when it involves your players. Now, we’re into the free-agency mode and hopefully we can get things worked out to get him back,” McCarthy said.
Guion had 3.5 sacks, 32 combined tackles and one forced fumble in his first season with the Packers last year. He was a fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft by the Vikings and played the first five seasons of his career in Minnesota.
The Packers finished No. 13 in scoring defense and No. 15 in yards allowed last season.
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