Packers CB Shields pleads not guilty to possessing marijuana
Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields pleaded not guilty plea Friday to marijuana possession.
Attorneys for Shields appeared on his behalf in Brown County Circuit Court. Shields was charged with two misdemeanors, possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, after he allowed officers to search his Green Bay area home in October.
A criminal complaint says officers went to Shields’ home after he received a package from Colorado, where recreational use of marijuana is legal. The complaint says Shields acknowledged having marijuana in his home.
The cornerback was placed on injured reserve in October after a concussion and will not play this season.
“As an organization we’re aware of Sam Shields’ legal situation. It’s obviously pending I was made aware of it when it occurred a few months ago,” coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday.