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Lions RB Mikel Leshoure Arraigned On Marijuana Possession Charges Monday

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ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01: Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball during the days drills at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01: Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball during the days drills at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions have even more stability at the running back position, though on a much smaller scale than Jahvid Best's career-threatening concussion issues. Wood Radio reported on Monday that running back Mikel LeShoure is being arraigned today in a Berrien Count Court on a charge of marijuana possession. It's a walk-in arraignment, and would be Leshoure's second offense.

Tom Leyden followed up on the news on Twitter, with a bit more information regarding what's happened:

The arraignment is a formal reading of the charges against Leshoure, in which he'll enter a plea and things will be decided from there. For Leshoure and his future with the team, this doesn't mean a whole lot, given that it's marijuana possession. These things generally don't result in severe punishment from the NFL (and it's the second player on the Lions to be caught with possession this offseason), and the only doubt about Leshoure's future is the significant Achilles injury that kept him out of 2011.

At any rate, if it does inhibit Leshoure's ability to immediately see the field in 2012, the Lions did re-sign Kevin Smith during the free agency period, so will have some stability going forward. Tim Twentyman reports that the Lions are aware of the misdemeanor arraignment and have no comment while they wait for the proceedings.

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