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Packers' Letroy Guion arrested for weed possession, career in jeopardy

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Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm, police have reported.

Guion is said to have had 357 grams of marijuana in his truck after police searched him. The Packers player's inability to 'maintain a single lane' while he was driving alerted police.

The damning evidence 

It is also believed that he was driving with his head out of the window and police noticed a weed smell which forced them to pull him over. According to a report, the DT was "extremely uncooperative and hostile" during their inspection of his vehicle. Safe to say, police found more than they bargained for.

"Guion was found to have 357 grams of marijuana after his truck was pulled over Tuesday night," ESPN reported.

"The officer who searched the truck also found more than $190,000 in one of the bags in which the marijuana was located, according to the police report. Both the currency and truck were seized and secured due to the amount of marijuana found."

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Not only that, Guion admitted to police that he was carrying a weapon that was registered to him and a 9mm handgun was found after more searching.

The timing couldn't be worse

The consequences for Guion's career following the arrest could be catastrophic. The promising defensive tackle was in the process of trying to renegotiate a new contract after recording a career-high 3.5 sacks during the 2014 NFL season.

Guion signed for the Packers last offseason on a one-year deal worth $1 million, but further discussions for a long-term deal have taken a huge blow as a result of this arrest, with EPSN's Packers reporter Rob Demovsky speculating that this could improve fellow defensive tackle B.J. Raji's bargaining position for a new deal. 

"Letroy Guion's arrest has likely caused the Packers to suspend contract talks - and it might help fellow free agent B.J. Raji's bargaining position."

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