Another week, another Colts player getting into trouble. Continuing what has been a terrible start to the offseason for the Colts, today came another report of a Colts player getting into trouble with the law.
According to WISH TV in Indianapolis, Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was cited for marijuana possession in Ohio. Bradshaw was stopped while traveling last Thursday for following too close and the marijuana was discovered. The passenger in the car with Bradshaw was arrested and charged for two counts of drug possession, and the two have a court date set at February 17.
You can say what you want about legalizing marijuana, but the bottom line is that it's illegal in Ohio and illegal in the NFL, and those rules have to be abided by. And regardless of your thoughts on the issue, it's clear that it's just another black mark on the Colts' awful offseason so far. Linebacker Josh McNary was charged with rape earlier in January, linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested for DUI in January, linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was arrested for assault earlier in February, and now running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Also, let's clarify a misconception I've seen from some Colts fans: Ahmad Bradshaw is technically still a Colt, as his contract does not expire until the end of the league year at 4:00 p.m. on March 10. He will be a free agent then, but it's perfectly fair to call him a current Colt because he's still under contract. What this might mean, however, is that the Colts won't bring him back for another year.
Bradshaw played in ten games for the Colts in 2014 before ending up on injured reserve, rushing for 425 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.7 yards per carry and adding 38 receptions for 300 yards and six touchdowns.