Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has had quite an eventful offseason.
Leshoure was arrested twice in the span of a month on marijuana charges – once on February 18th and a second time on march 12th. Today, the NFL announced his punishment. From ProFootBallTalk:
Lions running back Mikel Leshoure missed his entire rookie season last year. Now he’ll miss the first two games of his second season as well.
The NFL has suspended Leshoure for the first two games of the season — and docked him two additional game checks on top of that — for his two marijuana possession arrests this offseason. Leshoure will be allowed to stay with the team through the end of the preseason, then will be barred from the team facilities through the Lions’ Week Two game against the 49ers. He can re-join the team on September 17.
The Lions are still awaiting word on Nick Fairley’s fate, who was also arrested twice this offseason, once on marijuana charges, and a second time for DUI.