Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount reached an agreement with prosecutors Wednesday morning that would allow him to have a August marijuana charge withdrawn if he completes community service.
Blount, who has since signed with the New England Patriots following him being waived by the Steelers several weeks ago, will have to complete 50 hours of community service by Feb. 4 in order to have his possession of marijuana charge dropped.
Blount was charged with violation back in August after he and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell were pulled over in Ross Township after a police officer smelled marijuana coming from the car they were riding in.
Bell was also charged with possession of marijuana and a DUI during that stop but has since accepted a plea deal that will allow him to enter a program for first-time offenders and he’ll be on probation for 15 months. Upon completion of that program, the charges against Bell are expected to be dropped.
Blount was waived by the Steelers less than 24 hours after he walked off the field just prior to the Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans ended because he was apparently upset about the lack of playing time that he was receiving.
After clearing waivers, Blount signed with the Patriots, the team that he played for in 2013. In the three games that he has played with the Patriots this season, Blount has rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries. During his time with the Steelers, Blount had rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 65 carries.
Blount, like Bell, could still face discipline from the league at a later date. If any suspensions are handed down to either player, they will likely be for the 2015 season.