Former Illini Mikel Leshoure caught with marijuana
Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions go through the daily practice session at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) By Leon Halip
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan -- Police say Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was caught chewing marijuana during a recent traffic stop in southwestern Michigan.
The incident on March 12 occurred less than a month after police in a different Berrien County community say they caught Leshoure with marijuana. Prosecutor Art Cotter says Leshoure was due in court Monday for the more recent case but hadn’t appeared by 4 p.m.
A police report said Leshoure was a passenger in a car stopped on Interstate 94 in Lake Township. The officer reported seeing him chewing marijuana and noticed small pieces on his shirt. Leshoure and the driver were ticketed for marijuana possession.
The Lions declined to comment. Leshoure was drafted in 2011 from Illinois but missed his rookie season after tearing an Achilles tendon in training camp.