Packers outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith ticketed for speeding, marijuana in car


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – AUGUST 15: Za’Darius Smith #55 of the Green Bay Packers leaves the field after a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTVO) — Green Back Packers’ Za’Darius Smith faces a possible NFL investigation after being ticketed for speeding and possessing marijuana, resulting from a traffic stop.

According to the Journal Sentinel, Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped Smith’s gray 2019 GMC Yukon northbound on I-94 at 5:30 p.m. on September 27th, going 81 in a 60 mph construction zone.

Smith, along with teammates Rashan Gary and Kingsley Keke, were questioned by police.

No drugs were found on any of the players, but three marijuana cigars and a vaping cartridge were found inside a duffel bag.

Smith admitted to smoking marijuana earlier before leaving an apartment in Chicago.

According to the deputy’s reports, none of the men showed any signs of being high, and had no prior arrests for marijuana possession.

All three were released after Smith was given the two citations.

According the NFL’s substance abuse policy, players convicted of or admitting to a violation of law “relating to use, possession, acquisition, sale, or distribution of substances of abuse other than alcohol, or conspiring to do so, are subject to appropriate discipline as determined by the Commissioner.”

The Packers play the Chargers in Los Angeles on Sunday.


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