NFL Running Back Laurence Maroney Arrested on Weapons Charges

No, nothing illegal here officer….oh ok, yeah, that gun. I meant nothing illegal other than that gun. Wanna autograph?

St. Louis native and current Denver Broncos running back Laurence Maroney was arrested Sunday night for unlawful weapons and drug charges. Let us guess: All that stuff belonged to your buddies and you didn’t know they had it?

“Mr. Maroney was unlawfully arrested for possession of weapons. He holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon and he had his permit on his person when he was arrested. He was not arrested for any drugs nor was he involved in a high speed chase. He was released without being charged with any offense and we do not anticipate he will be charged with any criminal offense,” according to the statement given to

Mugshot! (We’d so do that with our hair if we could. That or the Kid n’ Play “House Party” look. Spazy and un-combed straight hair is pretty close though. Word.)

Police reports contend that a 25-year old (Maroney’s age) was indicated that he had a valid conceal and carry permit, didn’t have it on him, and was arrested for possessing a firearm while under the influence of drugs. That report conflicts, to some degree, with the statement above.

Lets say he does have that gun legally, and maybe he wasn’t smoking any of the drugs, and maybe he was just high-speed chase adjacent…but that seems like an awful lot of crimes to be around without being involved in any of them doesn’t it? At best, Maroney, the former New England Patriot, needs some new St. Louis friends, but at worst he could be looking at a stiff punishment for any of those crimes he “witnessed”.

Playing for the Denver Broncos last year might count as “time served” though, so he might be ok after all.

via Fox News and KSDK