Panthers LB busted with pot last week is sent packing

Lawrence Wilson was worried when police cited him for possession of marijuana in a traffic stop last week that it could impact his status with the Carolina Panthers.

The police report indicated that Wilson cried at the scene. His fears were confirmed today when the Panthers banished the linebacker from the practice squad, terminating his contract in a series of moves. The Panthers activated rookie cornerback Brandon Hogan from the physically unable to perform list and waived defensive tackle Ron Fields while placing linebacker Thomas Williams on injured reserve with a neck issue, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Wilson, a sixth-round draft pick from Connecticut, hoped he had made it clear nearly a week after the bust.

“Obviously, the incident last week didn't help his cause,” general manager Marty Hurney said. “It's clear that we do not want anybody's personal conduct reflecting poorly on the club.”

Especially if they don’t play a prominent role in the success of the club.

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