It's the offseason, and unfortunately that means every year that some NFL players get into some off-the-field trouble. According to CBS4, Zionsville police arrested Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome early Wednesday morning on possession of marijuana charges.
Police arrived to Newsome's apartment around 2 a.m. after a complaint about loud noise. When the authorities arrived, they found marijuana and arrested Newsome. He was cooperative and was taken into custody and transported to the Boone County Jail on two counts of possession of marijuana.
It's not the first time that Newsome has been in trouble with the law for marijuana possession. He was arrested for marijuana possession in August 2012 while at Ball State and was suspended for the first two games of that season, while in 2011 he was accused of shoplifting along with some teammates. With that said, however, we haven't heard of any off-the-field issues for Newsome since being drafted by the Colts in the 2014 NFL Draft, as he has seemingly taken advantage of the second chance. He will now enter the league's drug-testing protocol.
Newsome had an impressive rookie season with the Colts, recording 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2014 (including playoffs). He regressed in his sophomore season, however, and was invisible for much of the year, recording just one sack all year long (though he did also force two fumbles).