Found November 04, 2011 on NBC Connecticut:
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. More via the Observer: Wilson, a sixt...

Despite record, Panthers believe future is bright

The Carolina Panthers may be the most optimistic 2-6 team in NFL history. Sure, they'd like to have to a better record heading into their bye weekend - and they probably should. But those within the organization sense the big picture for the future is extremely bright. The primary reason for that optimism is the play of rookie Cam Newton, who has finally given the Panthers...

Panthers' Wilson given citation for speeding, pot possession

Carolina Panthers rookie linebacker Lawrence Wilson was cited with speeding and marijuana possession on Thursday.

(By Joseph Person, Panthers rookie linebacker Lawrence Wilson was arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana in Rowan County on Wednesday after leaving Charlotte for a break during the team's bye week. Sheriff's deputies found 11 grams of pot in Wilson's car after stopping him around 4:20 p.m. for going 76 mph in a 65-mph zone on...

Panthers Insider: Bye will help rookies avoid "wall"

Coach Ron Rivera said the bye week is a great chance for rookies like Sione Fua, the team's starting nose tackle, to get his feet back under him. "A great example is Sione Fua. That young man has taken a lot of snaps," Rivera said. "All the way back to training camp, I don't think he's missed a practice, a rep. He's taken on a lot, and he's one...

Ryan Kalil quietly taking center stage on Panthers line

(By Rick Bonnell, Ryan Kalil, Carolina Panthers center and aspiring screenwriter, has a gift for assembling word pictures.Take, for instance, how he describes blocking at the NFL level as a “violent game of chess:”

Panthers' special teams especially dreadful on kick returns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Midway through a frustrating 2-6 season, the Carolina Panthers' special teams haven't...

Harvin not happy he’s fined for fracas

Percy Harvin and Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn got into a small scrap after a play last Sunday. Harvin got fined $7,500, and Munnerlyn did not.  Harvin predictably isn’t happy. “Can someone please explain how I get fined and the other player gets,” Harvin tweeted. Watch the video here. It’s a fair question. Apparently Harvin…

Panthers linebacker Lawrence Wilson arrested for pot possession

Panthers practice squad rookie linebacker Lawrence Wilson went about relaxing during the bye week the wrong way. Wilson was arrested Wednesday afternoon with 11 grams of marijuana after getting pulled over on Interstate 85, according to Nathan Hardin of the Salisbury Post. Police smelled marijuana in the car before handcuffing Wilson,  who was pulled over…

Vikes' Harvin decries fine for fight with Panthers' Munnerlyn

Vikings wideout Percy Harvin can't believe he was fined $7,500 by the league for a fight with Panthers defensive back Captain Munnerlyn -- who wasn't docked a thing. You make the call.

Andy Dalton tops Cam Newton as Offensive Rookie of the Month

A rookie quarterback has been named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for October, and it’s not Cam Newton. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been given the award, the NFL announced today. Giving Dalton the honor over Newton is a nod to the Bengals’ 4-0 record in October. Newton’s Panthers were 1-4 in October.…

Ryan Fitzpatrick can thank the Panthers for his new contract

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has a new contract guaranteeing him $24 million and establishing him as the franchise quarterback for years to come. And he can thank the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton for that. If the Panthers hadn’t drafted Newton with the first overall pick, the Bills likely would have taken Newton third overall,…
Panthers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.