Pack­ers CB Shields pleads not guilty to pos­sess­ing mar­i­juana

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - SPORTS -

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.

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