Mikel Leshoure says 'lessons have been learned'

Mikel Leshoure, who was once disciplined at Illinois for marijuana, says he’s learned lessons after being busted for possession of the drug twice this offseason.

The Detroit Lions running back, who faces possible discipline from the NFL, participated in the first OTA on Monday as he works his way back from a torn Achilles tendon that wiped out his entire rookie season.

I put it in the past, man,” Leshoure said of the arrests, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I’m moving on and learning from my mistakes, and I’m going to leave it at that. Lessons have been learned.”

Leshoure said he is not quite 100 percent but expects to be there before the start of the season. He said he cannot cut at full speed but is improving. The Lions also got Jahvid Best back on the field and they should be able to give the offense a boost.

“It feels good to be back out here, back in a football drills,” he said. “But like I said, I’ve still got a ways to go to be back where I want to be at, and plenty of time to get there.”

Hopefully, the lessons that Leshoure have learned go a long way toward getting him on the right path.

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