PFT: Maroney acquitted of marijuana charge


PFT: Maroney acquitted of marijuana charge

Former Patriots' running back Laurence Maroney was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge of marijuana position.

Maroney was arrested in January on weapons charges. When the weapon charges were dropped, he was charged with possession of marijuana for the same incident.

From ProFootballTalk:

Now that the marijuana charge is behind him, Maroney's attorney says Maroney is eager to get back to the NFL and already has workouts planned with two teams. At age 26, Maroney still has time to get his career back on track. But considering that Maroney had just 36 carries for 74 yards last season, off-field trouble isn't the only reason he's currently out of work.

The Patriots traded Maroney, a former first-round pick, to the Broncos last season. The team gave up the running back and a sixth-round pick for a fourth-round pick, both in the 2011 draft. The Patriots then traded that fourth-round pick to the Seahawks for Deion Branch.

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter