It's been a tough year for former Huskies trying to make it as NFL rookies. Two weeks ago, the Chargers cut Jordan Todman, their 2011 sixth-round pick, and Wednesday, Lawrence Wilson, a practice squad player with the Carolina Panthers, was arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana.
The Panthers, 2-4, had given the players extra time off because of the bye week. Before letting the team go for four days, head coach Ron Rivera delivered this message:
“Behave. Seriously. Take care of yourself. Take care of your teammates. If you're with your teammates, it's the buddy system. And get your rest. That's the bottom line. I told them we need to be smart about this.”
Sheriff's deputies pulled Wilson over around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday on I-85 North for going 76 mph in a 65-mph zone. They searched Wilson's 2006 Infiniti after smelling marijuana and seeing it on his shirt, a spokesman told the Charlotte Observer.
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